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By Sarah Lefebvre on Sep 10 2014
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As spring kicks into action and the weather warms up, people are going to begin looking at their holiday options. For those with investment property, that means it's time to get your holiday homes ready for summer rental - but what's the best way to prepare?

Preparing Your Holiday Home For Summer Rental

Getting everything in place for holiday tenants

Be Strong

As spring kicks into action and the weather warms up, people are going to begin looking at their holiday options. For those with investment property, that means it's time to get your holiday homes ready for summer rental - but what's the best way to prepare?

 

 

If you own a holiday home, you'll be letting it to a lot of different groups, with different lifestyles and home attitudes - everything from relaxed young adult holidays to family vacations with boisterous kids. Make sure you prepare for everything with durable materials in your furniture. Cane products with the right upholstery can be nice and strong, easy to move and give your home that true summer bach feel. Tabletops are going to see a lot of action in the next six months so make sure to check their condition as well.

Be Dry

If you don't rent your home out over winter, now is the time for a thorough inspection of the property for dampness and dust. Depending on your location, the winter months could see a buildup of unsightly damp spots or even mould, so you need to make sure this is taken care of before you rent it out. Check floorboards and your deck, too. It can be an arduous task but happy tenants will create a huge network of people who hear about your home and simply have to rent it out.

 

 

Be Smart

Check up on your tenancy contracts: Owning a holiday home often means a lot of tenants, which can sometimes be a hassle. Make sure these agreements protect your property and you won't have a problem keeping it in perfect shape. These also let you set the ground rules for things like parties, pets and smoking, and screening your potential tenants thoroughly always helps. If you want to step back from this aspect of owning a holiday home, a property manager can handle this side of the property for you.

 

 

The features people look for in their rental property are not far from what people look for in a home to purchase - a sturdy, comfortable holiday home will keep tenants coming back to your investment property year after year. Provide the home comforts you would want for yourself on holiday, and tenants will provide the steady stream of business for your holiday home.