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How Technology Can Make Life Easier for Landlords in Kent

How Technology Can Make Life Easier for Landlords in Kent

How Technology Can Make Life Easier for Landlords in Kent

In this two-minute read, we look at 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.

It also has many benefits for private landlords and their

Here are our top tech tips.

Remote viewings

There has been a surge in online viewings due to Covid-19. Pre-recorded
tours mean prospective tenants can view properties at their leisure and your
convenience – and on more than one occasion.

Energy efficiency

Being green has been all the rage for years, and prospective
tenants will be impressed if their new home has a good EPC rating. You could possibly
achieve a higher rent if your property is fitted with innovative energy-saving
technology, and you’ll be able to attract eco-conscious, high-quality tenants.

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 are
fitted with working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. But now, with
intelligent detectors, landlords can be sent notifications to their phone if
there’s a problem. These notifications can also be set up by your tenants on
their phones, giving them extra peace of mind.

Home security

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, remote security cameras can be linked to Wi-Fi, meaning it’s
easy to keep tabs on the outside of your property from your phone – especially
useful during any dreaded void period.

Of course, when it comes to security your tenants’ privacy
must always be respected.

You might even want to think about installing smart locks.
These 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

While technology can give landlords a big helping hand,
using an experienced, qualified, and conscientious letting agent remains the
best move you can make for a successful tenancy.

Here at CWB Property, 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.