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How should I present my property?

Whether it’s your own home or a rental investment, it’s important to think about the kind of occupant you are trying to attract and present your property accordingly.

We would be only too happy to advise you on the expectations of your particular market. However, there are certain key benefits that your Short Let occupant will expect from your property. The occupant should be able to live comfortably having just arrived with a suitcase and create a home from home in your property, so please consider the following:  

Furniture

Should be of good quality and be sufficient for the
size of your property. For example, an occupant
would expect to see the following in a two double
bedroom flat; Living/ dining room – one sofa, one
armchair, one coffee table, two lamp tables, one
dining table and four dining chairs. Bedrooms 1
and 2 – one double bed, two side tables, chest of
drawers and a wardrobe.

Soft Furnishings

Occupants will expect the property to be fully
furnished with soft furnishings, such as cushions,
lamps, rugs, vases, mirrors and artwork included.

Kitchens

Kitchens should be equipped with a dishwasher,
large fridge/ freezer, washing machine/ tumble
dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery,
glassware and cookware.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms should have good quality fittings and
be well lit with good storage. Two sets of towels per
person along with a bin and toilet brush should also
be included.

Any furniture should be neutral and modern. You should expect to spend 2-3% of a property’s purchase price on furnishings. For example, the budget for furnishing a standard two bedroom central London flat with a rental of £450 per week would be in the region of £12,000.

Should it not make financial sense to purchase furniture for your Short Let we have very good relationships and good rates with quality furniture rental companies. For any further information on this please contact your local branch to discuss.

Well-presented properties let quicker and achieve higher rents.

Bedrooms

Should be fitted with good quality furniture, ample
storage and come equipped with pillows, duvets and
two sets of linen per bedroom.

Technology

Many occupants desire properties with internet access  and TVs, so it’s important to ensure that these are available where possible. (Short term internet access can be arranged through your local branch).

Extras

Properties should come equipped with vacuum cleaners, mops, ironing board and iron so that tenants can clean during their stay. It is also advisable that you leave instructions for operating items in the property such as, boiler, oven
microwave etc.

Our Interior Solutions department can help maximise your property’s appeal and ultimately the rental return. From complete internal and external refurbishments to furniture packs, their approach is always bespoke. 

For more information, call
+44 (0)20 7265 6651
or email
interiorsolutions@hamptons-int.com.

For more information, contact us on
020 7265 6595 or shortlets@hamptons-int.com

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