Not so long ago, many landlords saw gardens as a bit of a liability. Tenants weren’t exactly clamouring for them, and landlords were convinced they’d be handed back an overgrown jungle of weeds.
But the pandemic produced a revolution in the demand and appreciation for outside space across the country. It’s a trend that’s never gone away, with gardens and balconies firmly on the non-negotiable lists for many tenants in the Wilton & Salisbury area. More than that, they’re willing to pay extra for the privilege.
So how can you reap the greatest reward from the outside space at your buy-to-let? And how do you match your garden or balcony to the right kind of tenant?
This week’s blog digs deep, from tiny patios to family lawns and stylish luxury upgrades. Use our design and planting tips for an in-demand garden to maximise your rent and improve the value of your investment.
The perfect buy-to-let garden is beautiful and easy to care for. This magic combination comes from using plants and materials that you can easily replace or refresh.
By reducing the ongoing tasks of planting, painting, weeding and trimming, you make it easy and enjoyable for your tenants to look after your outside space.
You don’t need a massive garden to give it a big personality - stylish small spaces can pack a lot of punch and be a hit with tenants.
The wonderful thing about patios and balconies is how quickly you can create something truly memorable. You could have an Instagrammable space in a matter of hours!
Families want a garden that’s a real multi-tasker. A safe place where children can play or hang out with friends, and somewhere for parents to relax and unwind.
A family garden that fulfils the needs of the whole household can really seal the deal for parents.
There’s so much more to gardens than plants, lawns and patios. If you want to attract affluent, professional tenants with the promise of a luxury lifestyle, there any many ways to elevate the garden experience to a whole new level.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org for some guidance on the right level of luxury for your buy-to-let.
Any outside space can look fabulous, and by working with the natural levels of light, you can perfect your design with the right low-maintenance materials and plants.
Finally, not everyone wants to roast in the sun, so if you’re looking for your next buy-to-let, don’t discount shady gardens or balconies - plenty of tenants will see that as an advantage.
What’s your next step?
There’s so much potential in the outside space at your buy-to-let. Humans a hardwired for nature, and the pandemic has given tenants a valuable appreciation of having a place at home to get outdoors.
If you’re a landlord in the Wilton & Salisbury area, we’d love to help you grow your returns with a garden or balcony that’s easy for tenants to love and look after. Call us on 01722 580059 or email us at email@example.com for a chat about what’s best for your rental property.
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