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Fencing your Rental Property? Here is what you Need to Know!

Posted on September 07,2018 by Dave Smith.

If you want to attract tenants to your rental property, the first thing you need to have is a house with kerb appeal. Getting that right is the first step towards getting potential new renters over the threshold of your property for viewings. Smart wooden fencing can help to make your rental property look the best it possibly can.

Aside from the aesthetics, good quality wooden fencing can aid your tenants’ privacy and security. So if you’re looking to install fencing at your rental property, here’s what you need to know.

Choosing the Right Type of Fence

When thinking about adding garden fencing to a rental property, the landlord needs to decide all of the reasons why they are doing so. Is it to create a safe space for children to play, in order to attract families as renters? Is it to increase security? Or is it simply to smarten up the property?

Once you’ve decided on your reasons, you can then choose the right type of fencing to improve your property. For example, smart picket style fencing is a popular choice for front gardens. High, robust, close board fence panels are an excellent choice for back gardens, offering security, privacy and a robust fence type suitable for family homes.

Scheduling the Fencing Installation

If possible, it’s a good idea to schedule fencing work for those times when you’re in between tenants.

In practice, this isn’t always possible, and if you already have tenants in situ, then you’ll need to schedule the fencing work for a time which is convenient for all parties. Most tenants will be pleased to have a smart new garden, as well as the added security and privacy, so hopefully this won’t cause too much of a problem.

Furthermore, a good fencing company will ensure minimal disruption is caused to your tenants. Good communication with your tenants is key, so ask the fencing company to keep them informed of what work is taking place and when during the installation, and whether they have any advice they should follow, for example, keeping dogs inside during the work.

Regular Maintenance

Just like the rest of your rental property, regular fence maintenance will be required. Ask your tenants to report any fence faults to you in the same way they’d report any other maintenance required, and include the fencing in any property inspections you carry out. Then schedule fence repairs as and when required, in a timely manner and at a time which suits your tenants.

If you’d like more information on how a smart new garden fence can improve your rental property, contact D&G Fencing today. As fencing experts across Hornchurch, Upminster and Brentwood, we are experienced at installing fencing at rental properties, keeping both tenants and owners happy.