Why Fake Turf is a Cost Effective Solution for London Landlords
It is estimated that there are around 1.5 million landlords in the UK and this figure is set to rise as more people take advantage of low interest rates and take out buy-to-let mortgages. But while a buy-to-let can be an excellent investment, it can also be a risky business as a good or bad tenant makes all the difference to your profits. In this article, Dayco Artificial Grass looks at how fake turf can be a real benefit to both tenants and landlords in the London area.
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Lets with Hassle-Free Gardens
If you have an investment property with a garden, this can be an additional worry as not all tenants will maintain the lawn. Some may leave your outdoor space to become weed ridden and overgrown, presenting you with the added expense of having to clear the garden and bring it back to its former glory once your tenants have left.
As a landlord, you may be reluctant to leave it up to the tenant to maintain the lawn. There are several solutions to this:
- One is to organise a gardener to pay a weekly visit; however, this can eat into your profits.
- If you don’t live far from your investment property, and you have time on your hands, you might decide to mow the lawn yourself. However, this is time consuming and your initial enthusiasm may wear thin after a while.
Either way, your tenant may not welcome the intrusion.
The other solution is fake grass, which works in both the tenants and landlords’ favour. It means that your tenant doesn’t have to invest in a lawnmower, or spend time maintaining the garden. So you have the peace of mind knowing your lawn will stay looking good, without extra expense or hassle.
It Works for Multi-Lets (Shared Properties) Too
As opposed to renting out a single property to one individual, couple or family, a multi-let is where a landlord chooses to rent out individual rooms, either to students or to young professionals. So, the tenant has their own room (and sometimes an en-suite bathroom), but shares certain facilities such as the kitchen and in some circumstances, a living room and a garden too.
While multi-lets are a great way for landlords to bring in extra cash, they can be an extra headache as you can’t always rely on your tenants to keep your property and garden clean and tidy, especially in communal areas such as gardens. Again, you might decide to employ a cleaner and gardener to do this for you, but it will reduce your profits.
Imitation grass is one way to get round this problem and the initial outlay will pay off over time. Fake lawns last at least 15 years, which is a long time for a hard wearing, low maintenance hassle-free garden.
Your tenants will like the idea of imitation grass as it saves any dispute among those sharing the property about who should mow the lawn. And, if you have a group of friends or students renting a property, they won’t have to rely on a rota system, which often gets ignored.
It Gives Your Property Kerb Appeal
As a landlord, you want to keep property vacancies down to a minimum because the chances are you still have a mortgage to pay.
If you have a property that looks great inside and out, it will be more attractive to tenants and is less likely to stay vacant for long. Not only this, but the more appealing a property is, the more a tenant will want to look after it and keep it in good condition. It also helps to attract the right tenant, who is looking for a long term let and to make your property their home.
Artificial grass looks impressive, so it will help your property stand out above the rest when you need to re-let. And, the fact that the grass doesn’t need to be mowed will be more appealing to busy London tenants who don’t have the time to spend on the garden.
It’s a win, win!
About Dayco Artificial Grass
Dayco supplies and installs high quality fake turf for landlords, homeowners, sporting venues, educational facilities, local authorities and businesses. Click on the link above to find out more.