Hi. My name’s Rachael Goldsworthy and I was just talking to one of my clients in regards to a property that they have, which is tenanted. This property is in Windsor and they were looking at putting it on the market. The tenant they currently have is a wonderful tenant, however they’ve got a lot of furniture, and it’s just not going to work from the perspective of utilising the space for the home. My suggestion to that vendor was to look at offering the tenant a little bit less in rent, charging them less in rent to declutter and possibly put some things away in storage for them. That just allows the space in the house to work. Otherwise, if you’ve got too much gear, too many things all over the shop, it’s just not a good look for a house, especially when you know it can look so much more larger than what it is.
That would be my advice to the client. Just offer the tenant less rent or offer the tenant services of an agent to go in there and help them set up their home in a particular way. That tenant may say, “No. I don’t want to do that, not interested.” That’s absolutely fine. It just means that you may not necessarily want to put the house on at that particular time. The tenant might also say, “That’s fantastic. I’ve been waiting, I just haven’t known when to start. There’s so much gear there and I’m really not sure what to do.” Could be a blessing in disguise for all parties.
Anyway, if you’ve got any other questions in regards to looking at your house and tenants and those sorts of things, don’t hesitate to contact me. We’ll catch up with you on the next video.