Is it better to let a house furnished?
Chartered surveyor John Conlin answers a reader’s query about unfurnished vs furnished letting.
is it better to let a house furnished?
Is it better to let furnished, or unfurnished?
I have inherited a small house which I intend to let once I have completed redecorating. Is it better to let furnished or unfurnished? Also what appliances should I provide?
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Unless you are doing student lettings, the extra rent for a furnished letting rarely justifies the additional cost of the furnishings. Also, those who bring their own furniture tend to be longer-term tenants.
I would, however, always recommend providing curtains. but leaving tenants to supply their own appliances avoids you becoming involved if they break down.
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