This is rather handy third option when deciding whether to rent property with or without. If you can’t come to a decision, head for the middle option of part-furnishing your property lettings, which incidentally, is the favourite option of letting agents as it gives the most flexibility to prospective tenants making it easier to attract them.
What you include if you rent property part-furnished is totally up to you. You could just deck out the kitchen including white goods, or include everything but beds (many people have their own beds), or include only an arm chair and table in the living room.
Or you could leave the property empty for viewings and offer to furnish it if the tenants choose. Many landlords keep excess furniture in storage ready to access it if needed.
As a rule of thumb, there’s nothing worse than over furnished residential lettings so don’t be tempted to pile all your excess furniture in. This will definitely put tenants off. On the flip side, it needs to look lived in so try to get a happy medium.
If you’re renting a house or larger flat this will likely attract families or older people who will probably have their own furniture so, in this case, you might want to hold on the furnishings. Smaller property rentals will attract younger people who may not be able to afford their own furniture, so either offer them the choice of furnishing it for them or show it furnished.
Read Part Five here.