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Upgrading A Property To Achieve A Better Rent

There is a good selection of one and two-bedroom flats on the rental market, which means it is vital to keep your property in tip-top condition to stand out from the rest. 

Upgrading a tired and out-of-date property, whether with a new kitchen, a bathroom upgrade or just redecorating, can improve the rental income and can encourage current tenants to stay longer, reducing re-letting costs and potential void periods between lets. 

After marketing this two-bedroom flat in Galashiels with very little interest from potential tenants, we advised the landlord to carry out some upgrading works. 

We helped to bring the property up to letting standard which included a new kitchen – before and after in the pictures – new flooring, bathroom fittings and redecorating. 

Once the refurbishment was complete, the property achieved a higher rent and attracted multiple viewings