Top Things Families Look For In A Rental

Top Things Families Look For In A Rental

When looking for tenants for your Perth rental property, it’s common to have a tenant in mind. The perfect tenant for your rental depends not only on your personal preferences, but largely on its location and features. It’s no secret families make excellent tenants as they are typically more likely to sign long-term lease agreements. Here are our top tips on how to make your Perth rental property family-friendly.

Location

Location is one of the most important factors in determining how attractive your Perth rental property is to potential tenants. It’s a no-brainer that if you’re raising a family, they will need to be close to a school, which is why proximity to a good school zone is critical for family-friendly Perth rental properties. Rentals close to popular schools can be extremely competitive, and therefore cost more. It also means parents won’t have to fret about enduring peak hour traffic during school drop-off and pick-up times. There’s even the opportunity for a higher number of families residing in the neighbourhood, which can lead to socialising opportunities.

Perth rental properties in close proximity to amenities such as supermarkets also tend to be extremely appealing to family-friendly rentals as convenience tends to be a high priority. If there’s a nearby shopping centre with a cinema, you’ve hit the jackpot! Lastly, proximity to parks is a great bonus as it provides the perfect avenue for kids to exert their energy.

Access to public transport

Access to public transport is essential for a family-friendly Perth rental. While this may seem like a low priority if the family has young children, public transport will be a lifesaver and offer a level of independence as the children get older. Proximity to a bus stop or trainline that can take the family into the city for family weekend outings, social events or even work will save a family a great deal of money and time in the long run.

Spacious bedrooms and backyard

When families are looking for the perfect family-friendly rental property, they will have to consider how the house will adapt to their growing needs. After all, no one wants to have to ‘upsize’ from their dream rental as their children grow up purely because the rental property is becoming too small. This is why it’s important to have bedrooms that are spacious with room for a cot or a single bed as well as space to play. Similarly, a low maintenance garden is an invaluable feature at a family-friendly rental property, as it provides a safe, stimulating area for children to play outdoors. Plus, we all know there’s nothing like a thriving garden to turn a house into a home.

Safety and security

Safety and security are a top priority for families looking for rentals. After all, parents worry about their children enough, without the added stress of neighbourhood safety. A family suburb is one where people can move around freely and older children can walk the dog or play in the park unsupervised. With this in mind, it may be wise to install an alarm system, deadlocks or security screens to make your Perth rental property more secure.

Safety within your Perth rental property itself is equally important. As a Perth property owner, make sure that potential hazards such as electrical socket are child-proofed and that if you have a pool, it’s fenced off.

Expert advice from Rentwest

At Rentwest, our expert property management team can help you find the perfect tenant for your Perth rental property. Our experienced staff can advise you on how to attract the right tenant to suit your individual preferences and property location. For more information about our property management solutions, get in touch with our team at rentals@rentwest.com.au or call 9314 9888.

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