Tenants 'need to make themselves appealing'
12th Jun 2012
People competing for a flat need to make themselves as attractive as possible if they are to persuade the landlord to side with them, it has been advised.
James Davis, a UK rental property expert, said that tenants need to make sure that they are packaging themselves up as best as they can to a landlord, and are ideally being referenced.
"They should [make sure] that they've got bank statements, evidence of their deposit, references from a previous landlord, to stand out from the crowd and be the one that the landlord is going to let to because there are far more tenants than supply," he recommended.
On the other hand, the expert has advice for landlords who are trying to increase the number of tenants taking up their properties.
He noted that more and more tenants are online looking for a place to rent, so there is "massive growth" in the amount of email enquiries from tenants, as opposed to people calling.
The number of calls being made has remained fairly static, he observed, though email enquiries have been going up exponentially, so landlords need to recognise that the rental market is moving more and more online rather than offline and act on this.
Posted by Staff Writer: Frances McDonald
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