Are you considering letting this autumn?

With the housing market still slow more people are considering letting their homes and renting elsewhere rather than selling to move.

If you are considering such a move, an agent like Norfolk Property Lettings and Management can certainly offer you all the help you need to let your property.

They can suggest flexible, bespoke services to meet your individual needs as a landlord and can give you advice based on your particular property.

Here are a few other top tips to maximise your chances of finding good tenants this autumn:

*Make your property look appealing so prospective tenants can imagine living there.

*Focus on your garden areas – clear autumn leaves, put summer garden furniture and equipment away and make sure paths and patios are tidy.

*Check guttering, outside pipes and paintwork – make sure doors and windows close properly and do not let draughts in.

*Check appliances work, taps do not leak and your central heating functions properly.

*If your property is furnished, make sure items comply with standards and are suitable for the space and adequate for the number of possible tenants.

*Ensure your house is cleaned from top to bottom to make it ready for viewings.

*Make your home look appealing with a few seasonal touches – throws, cushions and rugs in autumnal colours can help make it look enticing.

*For autumn evening viewings, close curtains and blinds and use table and standard lamps to make rooms look inviting.

*Switch the central heating on before visits but make sure rooms are not too hot and stuffy.

*If the property comes with an open fire or wood-burner, have it swept and consider lighting it when prospective tenants visit.