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If you are a landlord, you may currently be struggling to fill empty properties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, individuals, couples and families who may have been considering moving home may find the idea of moving stressful or even scary, due to lockdown restrictions in the UK. Individuals may also be fearful of moving home due to being unsure whether they will be moving into a safe, hygienic environment. Below we outline effective ways landlords can attract tenants during a pandemic.

  1. Complete a fit-out

If a potential tenant is worried about moving into a new space, a rental fit-out will help to make the environment feel fresh, new and clean. A fit-out will not only help your rental space look more attractive on the market; it will reassure a potential tenant that your property is hygienic.

  1. Install new windows

During the pandemic, due to lockdown restrictions, people in the UK were prevented from spending times outdoors, unless they were walking. This caused many people in the UK currently living without door space to move to properties with gardens or balconies. If you currently own a flat or house without outdoor space, you may be struggling to find renters who are interested in your property due to fear of another national lockdown.

During a rental fit-out, you can install large windows in your property, which will help tenants to feel as though they are outdoors whilst inside your property. While you may not be able to add a garden to your property, large windows will help to create an outdoor atmosphere.

  1. Make small upgrades

If your property has been sat on the market for an extended period of time, you may wish to consider completing small works to your property to make it more appealing. If a tenant is considering moving into your property, promising them new electrical installations or a bike storage rack outside the building, for example, may help them to follow through with the tenancy.

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