Tenants 'can boost their chances' of landing a property
7th Sep 2012
There are many ways in which tenants can position themselves in a favourable light when looking for rental accommodation, according to one specialist.
UK rental property expert James Davis said that being able to offer the highest rate or even offering higher may work in some instances, but it is not the be-all and end-all.
"There are other things than just the rate that the landlord is asking that will be more motivational for the landlord," he suggested.
Being able to move in quickly to the property, offering to help decorate the place and paint it and possibly paying the rent for the first six months in advance will all assist the landlord, rather than what the maximum rent is, Mr Davis explained.
"In general a landlord will be more interested in taking on a good tenant paying ten per cent less than the rate advertised, than somebody who is not as great a prospect but offering the highest rent. It is important to portray yourself in a good light," he recommended.
When prospective tenants enquire about a viewing, they should ensure they are punctual, go along with all their paperwork, and have references such as bank statements, as all of these things will combine to create a positive air and increase the likelihood of success, the expert said.
Posted by Staff Writer: Frances McDonald
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