The rapid re-rental of an apartment after the withdrawal of a tenant

Tuesday 16 May 2023

The rapid re-rental of an apartment after the withdrawal of a tenant

Finding a tenant for your home can sometimes be a complex and time-consuming process. However, when you are faced with the unexpected withdrawal of a prospective tenant, it can be even more frustrating. Fortunately, there are strategies and tips to help you relocate your unit quickly and find a new, trusted tenant. In this article, we'll explore different approaches to dealing with a tenant walkout and maximizing your chances of finding a replacement as soon as possible.

Manage the withdrawal of the tenant

When a prospective tenant backs out, it is important to handle the situation professionally and efficiently. Here are some key steps to follow:

  1. Immediately contact the tenant who has withdrawn to understand the reasons for their choice. Open communication can help you resolve any problems or misunderstandings.
  2. Put your unit back on the market as soon as possible. Update online listings and inform your network of the availability of the home. The sooner you act, the more likely you are to find a new tenant quickly.
  3. Re-evaluate the selection criteria. If the tenant has backed out due to specific criteria, such as a long-term lease or pets, consider revisiting those criteria to expand your pool of potential candidates.

Maximize the visibility of your apartment ads

Once you've dealt with the initial abandonment, it's essential to maximize the visibility of your unit to attract new tenants. Here are some methods to do this:

  1. Use online advertising and rental websites to create attractive ads. Include high quality photos, a detailed description of the home and its features, and information about the surrounding area.
  2. Use social media to share your home listing on your social media profiles, ask your friends and family to share as well. Social media can reach a wide audience and attract the attention of interested potential tenants.
  3. Reach out to a local real estate rental agency that may have pending tenant listings. These agencies often have an established network and can help you find a new tenant more quickly.

Offer incentives

To attract potential tenants after a vacancy, you may consider offering some promotions to make your unit more attractive.

  1. Reduced rent: If you are willing to lower the rent slightly, it may encourage potential tenants to consider your unit as a more attractive option than others.
  2. Offer additional benefits: You can offer additional benefits such as a free month's rent, free parking or included services such as high-speed internet.
  3. Flexibility in rental terms: Be open to negotiating certain rental terms, such as lease length or pet policies. This can broaden your pool of potential applicants and make it easier to relocate the unit.

Re-renting a unit after a prospective tenant drops out may seem like a challenge, but with the right strategies, it's possible to find a new tenant quickly. By managing the vacancy professionally, maximizing the visibility of your unit and offering attractive incentives, you increase your chances of filling the vacancy quickly. Remember to remain flexible and open to negotiation to find the perfect tenant. With a little persistence, you will soon find a new tenant who will thrive in your unit.

If this step seems to you a burden, do not hesitate to contact our team which will be pleased to accompany you in the relocation of your apartment.


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