Landlords can Benefit from DIY Flexibility with Tenants says Ratedpeople.com

Landlords letting out their properties can benefit from being flexible with their tenants’ DIY aspirations according to Ratedpeople.com, the UKs biggest matching service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.

Many landlords can be strict with regard to any alterations made to their properties, be it a new paint job, or simply the erection of shelves or a picture for decoration. However, Ratedpeople.com has indicated that landlords can benefit significantly if they give their tenants the freedom to make improvements to the property within reason.

As well as having the potential to add value to a home, home improvements can keep the place well maintained. The appeal of recently accomplished DIY tasks can fit in well with current trends in the housing market, and as such may make it easier for a landlord to maintain a regular flow of interested parties once a current tenants contract comes to an end.

With reduced lending making it harder to get a mortgage , many people may see renting as a short term solution to their housing problems.

Founder and CEO of Ratedpeople.com, Andrew Skipwith, said: Allowing a reasonable scope for DIY projects in rented accommodation could most certainly improve the long term value of properties by keeping it fresh, whilst also making it more attractive to prospective tenants.

If landlords are flexible, this is likely to be reflected in the DIY jobs accomplished prior to a viewing, and as such prospective tenants may feel more inclined to approach the landlord regarding the vacancy. If tenants hire a qualified tradesman to do the more complex jobs, then this will in turn give landlords peace of mind.

Ratedpeople.com helps home improvers find recommended tradesmen quickly and easily. You can choose from 24 different trades and find tradesmen such as local painters, recommended tilers and floor fitters.

Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects and more than 1,000 tradesmen sign up, making it the UKs largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. There are more than 55,000 ratings on Ratedpeople.com to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by previous customers who find them through the site. This results in one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the web.

For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com

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