To store or not to store?

We had a situation recently in one of our North East properties. The flat had been let unfurnished for 6 months, the tenant then moved out. We found another tenant but they wanted the flat furnished.


 


We had a situation recently in one of our North East properties.


The flat had been let unfurnished for 6 months, the tenant then moved out.  We found another tenant but they wanted the flat furnished.


We met them half way and part furnished the property. That particular tenant has now come to the end of the tenancy and moved out.  Guess what…. The new tenant doesn’t need any furniture!


I’m sure you must come across this all the time yourselves.  We have been quite accommodating as the flat has been a little tricky to fill.


We’re now trying to find a great storage company to put the furniture into.


There seems to be a lot of good companies online who offer lots of advice.


Choose a suitable site


Find a storage company close to where your property is.  It needs to be easy to get to, in case you need your items again quickly.


Choose the right size


There appears to be about 8 different sizes of storage units that you can hire; ranging from 25sq ft to 200 sq ft.  These sizes meant nothing to me, but some sites have a useful guide.  In a 25sq ft storage unit you can fit:



  • About 54 medium cardboard boxes

  • The contents of a typical garden shed

  • One small van load.


So I’ll continue my search for a storage company!


If the flat had been easier to rent then we probably would have left the property unfurnished.  As this makes thing a lot easier in the long run. There are maintenance issuses with furniture and white goods for example.


Do you have your properties furnished or unfurnished. Do you supply white goods? Do share any ideas that you have with us.

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