Are you planning a well-deserved holiday but are worried about your absence affecting your chances of letting your Leyland property? To ensure your rental property remains viewing-ready while you are away we have five essential tips.

Keys And Locks
Using a trusted letting agent like PR Lettings & Management means that potential tenants can be shown around your property while you are away, ensuring that there is no delay in letting your property. To enable your letting agent to show off your property in your absence, make sure that you leave a full set of keys and instructions on how to open any tricky locks/turn off the alarm.

First Impressions Count
Creating a warm welcome for potential tenants is crucial. Leave blinds, internal doors, and curtains open to allow plenty of natural light to flood your property. Arrange for your letting agent to collect any post and leave it in a pre-agreed location in your property so as to avoid it piling up between viewings. To keep the outdoor areas looking their best, organise for someone to water the plants regularly.

Ensure your property is viewing-ready before you leave. Clean the bathroom and kitchen, keeping essentials like cleaning materials out of sight. Vacuum the floors, clear surfaces, and tidy away any clutter. If there is garden furniture at your rental property, leave it set up but store away non-waterproof seat covers and cushions.

Many people like to open their windows before viewings to allow fresh air to fill their property, especially if it is currently unoccupied. Also popular is buying fresh flowers to lightly scent the air. However, while fresh flowers are lovely, they won't last until your return. If your holiday is longer than a few days, consider other methods to keep the air fresh for potential tenants. Leave your windows locked in the ventilation position to allow a constant flow of fresh air, and strategically place a couple of reed diffusers to infuse the air with a light, fresh fragrance. Most importantly, make sure that before you leave, the fridge, fruit bowl, and vegetable rack are empty and clean, and definitely don't forget to empty the bins!

Stay in Touch
While you enjoy your holiday, make sure that you maintain open communication with your letting agent. Let them know the best ways to reach you, such as email, WhatsApp, phone, or text, and make sure that they know your time zone so that they know when it will be an appropriate time to contact you with any queries.

By following these five tips, you can confidently enjoy your holiday, knowing your property is well-prepared for any viewings. PR Lettings & Management ensures your Leyland property remains in the spotlight, even when you're away, increasing your chances of a successful let without any unnecessary stress.

If you have a property to rent in Leyland, Chorley, Preston or the surrounding areas and would like to know more about how we can help you to find new tenants please give us a call on 01772 284606 or send an email to  We have been helping landlords for over a decade!