What Is the Best Month to Rent Out Your Property

Written By PropertyLoop
February 17, 2021

If you’re new to buy to let and keen to rent out your property, should you just go ahead and do it? Or, should you consider whether it might be more opportune to wait a little while?  

If you are of the latter opinion then take a little time to read through our guide to monthly letting. You’ll find the best months for viewings for particular segments of the population, giving you plenty of time to get organised and be super-savvy when your target market is looking. 

Families, for instance, like to move during the summer months so that the kids are settled in time for the new school term. Students too, go back to university in September and October (always a busy time for student HMOs). 

But what about young professionals? Doesn’t it just depend on when they get that new job and city move? And couples? Maybe they’re set on moving soon as the New Year falls. Landlords, read here to see which month is best for you, depending on who your target rental market is: 

February 

All those renters who made moving home part of their New Year resolution will be out looking now so get your property spic and span for them to view. 

April 

Things should definitely start to hotten up now. And we don’t just mean the weather. The letting market should also be pretty healthy looking. Best bit to remember here is to give any tenants moving in a 12-month lease. Who wants to be looking for new tenants during the freezing cold and dark winter months? 

July 

Ok, this is the perfect time to list your property for renting. Why? Well, the weather should be great so people will be happy to go looking. Also, sunshine and bright light will make your property look nicer. If there’s a garden, remember to give it a good tidy up. Kerb appeal really matters! 

August

Yes, this is peak holiday month but often those who are renting and saving up for five weeks deposit and one month’s rent, have other priorities in mind. You’ll get a lot of students renting now so that they’re organised for the next year at university or college. 

September 

And, yes, you’ve guessed it – there will still be plenty of students around trying to sort out last-minute accommodation, having returned from a summer-long work vacation abroad

October 

Families will move house around this time. They don’t have the student market to bother about, and they’ll want into a new home in time for Christmas. 

Top Tips for Renting Out Your Property

If a tenant is moving out and you’re planning on redecorating or updating a bathroom or kitchen then say this in your property listing or advert. That way you can advertise while doing the work and have tenants lined up ready to move in the minute you finish.  

Ask the existing tenants if you can get access to start the work as soon as they give notice they’re leaving. Not all will agree, but it’s worth asking. 

PropertyLoop is the world’s first commission free lettings platform. Our platform allows landlords to advertise their rental, reference tenants, curate an agreement, register the deposit and collect rent completely for free! There are no hidden charges, upfront fees or any catches.   

Built by experienced property investors and landlords, PropertyLoop connects renters with the owners directly. Your property is featured on all major search and comparison portals as well as advertised by PropertyLoop everywhere else on the Internet. You don’t have to worry about finding the good renters, that’s the job for the platform. Receive offers straight to your mailbox and select the renters that are right for your property. Need access to busy London property market? No problem at all! PropertyLoop is the London market specialist with years of experience and unique knowledge. Whatever your needs are, you can always speak to friendly support staff. Renting property is made as simple as one, two, three. 

 

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