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Welcome to Day 2 of "Self Managing Landlords" Week 2017 - powered by Upad.All this week, Upad will be providing exclusive content to assist and support the self-managing landlord.
The running order was as follows:Monday - Should you self-manage?Wednesday - Most common landlord/ tenant complaintsThursday - HMO ManagementFriday - Setting up a tenancy - Legal GuideToday's article takes a look at how to conduct your own viewings as a self-managing landlord.Viewings are likely the most daunting aspect of self-managing if you’ve never done so before. But it doesn’t need to be and it’s one of the most important parts of finding the right tenant.What are the benefits of conducting viewings yourself?
What are the downsides?
If you’ve decided the pros outweigh the cons in your situation, here’s a guide to conducting a successful viewing;
Prepare for questions. Tenants will have questions when they view, perhaps confirming details or asking about the local area. Jot down a few key points or print out your property advert to confirm details.When you have an empty property, viewings can be a breeze. You’re able to keep it clean and tidy, plus you can show round tenants whenever your schedule, and theirs, allows. But what about when you have tenants in situ? This can make viewings a little more difficult, here’s some advice if you’re in this position;
Remember, if you are undertaking a viewing you will be meeting a stranger. Let someone know where you are. Have a mobile phone with you. If someone starts acting strangely or inappropriately, leave the property immediately. The Suzy Lamplugh Trust have some useful information on personal safety.In this video, Upad founder, James Davis talks about turning a viewing into a tenancy:Do you conduct your own viewings? Or do you prefer to let an agency deal with tenants?We invite you to tune in to Property Tribes every day this week for this exclusive content and event, powered by Upad. Watch out for videos, case studies, and much more!VISIT THE UPAD WEBSITE or call the team on 0333 240 1220 to find out more about how they support self-managing landlords.You can download a checklist of pre-viewing questions to ask here:CHECKLIST OF PRE-VIEWING QUESTIONSContent so far:Day 1 - Should you self-manage your BTL properties?*Transparency notice: Upad is a commercial partner of Property Tribes.Upad has the following professional memberships and credentials:SEE ALSO - 10 turn off's for tenants UP NEXT - 15 questions every landlord should ask prospective tenantsDON'T MISS - Open House rental viewingsNOW WATCH:
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