In this two-minute read, we look what are the benefits of technology for landlords. How technology can help landlords be more successful, do their bit for the planet, protect their tenants, and save money.
From smart TVs to one-click shopping, technology makes life a whole lot easier than it was 20 years ago for the average person. Great benefits, right?
It also has many benefits for private landlords and their tenants.
Here are our top tech tips.
Being green has been all the rage for years. To impress prospective tenants, their new home must have a good EPC rating. You could possibly achieve a higher rent if your property is fitted with innovative energy-saving technology.
Smart meters are already commonplace, while smart thermostats and energy-efficient lightbulbs are some of the other ways you could potentially save money.
Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Landlords are legally required to ensure properties would fit with working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. But now, with intelligent detectors, you can send notifications to the landlord’s phone if there’s a problem. Along with, Tenants could also set up this set up on their phones.
One of the biggest worries for any homeowner, let alone a landlord, is a property’s security. The good news is there are devices out there to protect both your property and your tenants’ belongings, meaning you can both sleep well at night.
Motion sensors can alert you to unexpected intruders. Simultaneously, you can link remote security cameras to Wi-Fi, meaning it’s easy to keep tabs on the outside of your property from your phone.
Of course, you must always prioritize privacy when it comes to security your tenants.
You might even want to think about installing smart locks. Furthermore, these locks can reduce the risk of lost keys and the chances of you, or a costly locksmith, being called out at any time of the day (or night).
The Best Thing A Landlord Can Do
Using an experienced, qualified, and conscientious letting agent remains the best move you can make for a successful tenancy. While technology can give landlords a big helping hand.
Here at Leysbrook, we’re experts in all things letting.
And if you’re a bit daunted by any of the above, don’t worry. We’ll guide you through everything you need to know. Feel free to reach out to us!
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