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At Sky Blue Homes we believe the devil is in the detail and that’s why we pride ourselves in presenting and advertising properties to the highest possible standard and we follow this strict mantra regardless of whether it’s a 3-bedroom semi, or a studio flat.

The way we market a property is three-pronged – using a combination of professional photography, virtual tours and of keeping our finger on the pulse of the marketplace so rent amounts are the perfect balance of being competitive and providing landlords an excellent return on investment.

As the autumnal chill begins to descend it's a great time to prep your property or properties so they’re ready for your tenants to go through winter with confidence.

With help from the Deposits Protection Service, we’ve put together this 6-step guide that will help you get property-related jobs all wrapped-up for winter:

Of course, signing-up with a plumber or British Gas for boiler servicing every 12 months is a necessity, but it’s worth knowing there’s some easy ways to ensure your home’s boiler and heating system is kept in optimum condition to reduce the risk of it breaking down between servicing.

With the harsher winter weather on its way, now’s a great time to highlight what you should do.

As a landlord, whether you have a single property or you're more of a ‘professional’ landlord' with multiple properties, you will already be aware of the amount of work it takes to keep those properties fit for purpose, legislation-compliant and making sure they continue to be a source of income with tenants always in place.

The regular monthly rent a landlord receives may well be their primary source of income, or it might serve as an additional income that supplements a full-time wage, or it’s used essentially as a pension plan. Having a regular income is the biggest plus over going all the way and selling a property out right.

keep your tenants for longer, and your empty property in-demand

As a landlord, making sure your property or properties are in the best possible condition is more than worth your time and any financial outlay - large or small.

In the long run, tenants will not only stay there longer, but when the property does become empty, there will be a hive of interest from prospective residents. So the likelihood of it remaining empty for sustained periods is massively reduced.

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