Why not let instead of sell?


It can be a difficult and tiring process to sell a house. The whole process can take months and even years because it’s a big financial investment. Couples and families will take their time weighing up the pro’s and con’s of your house so don’t be surprised if the process takes linger than you thought it would do. But what if you didn’t have to sell your house? What if you could move out of your house, move into your new home and let your old one.  As long a you save up enough money for the initial deposit, this could be an option for you. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, here are some tips on what to do to let out your old house.

How to prepare your old house for letting it

First and foremost, get it sparkling clean. The bathrooms and kitchen in particular need to be spotless. If you’re planning to rent the house through a letting agents in Birmingham city centre or any city in the United Kingdom, make sure you think about health and safety of the area. Get all locks on windows and doors changed and repaired. Also, fix all the little imperfections in your house that you’ve gotten used to over all those years; cupboards not closing properly are a good example of this. One last thing you need to remember is to switch your building and content insurance over to a landlord specific policy.

It’ll be a change you’ll have to get used to

It’s going to be strange at first, driving past your old house and seeing someone else living in it; however, it’s something that you’ll probably just have to get used to. Sometimes the best thing to do is to try to detach yourself from it completely. Stay away from the house or area unless you absolutely have to go there.  You should try to think of it as an investment now, or even someone else’s home, rather than your own. This might be quite difficult at first but it will be something that you’ll get used to.

If you want to go ahead and let your house, make sure you get plenty of advice from the experts and from people who have been through the process before. Good luck and I hope this advice has interested you into looking for further information on letting your house.

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