Beyond basic cleaning, you can never go wrong to do some maintenance in between tenants. If you’re in the position to spend a little (or use some elbow grease) you’ll be guaranteed to get your property rented for a premium.

Following are the areas to prioritise:

Paint – Painting the walls in soft white or neutrals will instantly give your property a fresh look and feel. Open areas all should be painted the same colour, and it may not be necessary to do the trims, which will save on time and cost

Make necessary repairs and maintenance – Mend sagging screen doors, stop leaking taps, paint scuffed baseboards, mulch any garden beds, etc

Replace old carpet – Stained carpeting is a big turn-off to the premium tenant, and can be a cost-effective improvement

Kitchen and bathroom – Regrouting can have a huge impact in these areas, shower doors can be replaced, and kitchen white goods replaced if necessary for minimum expenditure and maximum gains

This list may look a little overwhelming, but if you can start on the tasks that involve less energy or cash to start, your action-taking will snowball, and you’ll be confident you’ve done everything you can to maximise your weekly rental and attract a brilliant tenant who will look after your property like their own.