Short-term lets could benefit landlords

Short-term tenancy agreements are a good way for landlords to fill gaps in their rent books, one organisation has highlighted.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (Arla) explained that such lets often last between one week and a month and can be easy to set up, providing the landlord knows what they are doing.

Among Arla's top tips is to meet the tenant personally to hand over the keys and to make a prior agreement over the cost of bills, which will help avoid any disputes.

Tenants on a short-term let will also have higher expectations from the property, the group added, so landlords need to be aware that they may be asked to provide additional facilities.

Ian Potter, operations manager Arla, recommended: "In areas that are particularly competitive around seasonal events, it is often the small details that will allow your property to stand out from the crowd."

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Published on: June 2, 2011

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