Fri 12 Oct 2018
by Mick Lawton your local Palmers Green DIY Doctor
Refurbishment not only increases the value of your investment, but it also cuts down on long-term maintenance costs and attracts higher quality tenants who tend to stay put for longer.
Here are a few dos and don’ts to consider when refurbishing a buy-to-let property:
Who is your target market? If you are targeting young professionals you should consider refurbishing to a high standard. If the property is in a family area, it may be worth focusing a bit more on the garden
I always recommend neutral tones when redecorating such as off white keeping it clean and modern. Try to pick an 'off the shelf' colour so that if touch ups are required it's too hard to match the paint
The kitchen and living areas are important rooms for tenants so concentrate your efforts here
New simple kitchens and bathrooms can be purchased on a budget and really add the wow factor on viewings
Make sure your property also looks good from the outside, consider repainting it if it is looking tired.
My reliable and trusted team can help you renovate your property. I offer no obligation quotes with realistic turnaround times. It's worth remembering that if your tenancy is coming to an end and you are considering refurbishing get the builders in early to quote so that when the time comes you can avoid unnecessary voids.
If you want to freshen up the exterior of your property please do not hesitate to contact me for a no obligation quote. Visit my website to see examples of my work locally in Palmers Green and Southgate.
www.micklawton.com, or contact me on 07985 412 599
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