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Landlords Attract Student Tenants with Storage Solutions

Landlords who are planning to renovate student accommodation are being advised to ensure that there are adequate storage solutions and space for their new tenants’ needs.

Oct. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Landlords who are planning to renovate student accommodation are being advised to ensure that there are adequate storage solutions and space for their new tenants’ needs. The lower numbers of students applying for university this year, with similar predications for coming years, means that landlords need to find new ways to attract tenants to their properties; one of the best ways to do this, as recommended by ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents), is to ensure there is a large amount of storage space.

ARLA advise that landlords view the property as a prospective tenant would. Prospective sharers generally look for rooms which are the same size to ensure that the distribution of rent is the same, and that one person doesn’t have a larger room than the rest. Many of the terraced houses in England, which make up the suburban areas which many students frequent, tend to have one room which is smaller than the rest, and landlords are encouraged to turn this into an extra storage area.

These rooms should contain plenty of extra shelving, perhaps one shelving unit for each of the tenants who will be living in the property, as well as storage boxes, clothes hangers for winter storage, and sufficient space for bikes, luggage, spare quilts and any other items which students may bring with them to their new home. Rapid2 express shelving is a perfect go-to for this purpose; it is hardwearing and simple to assemble, whilst offering a variety of options in its storage capacity and space. The units are available in a choice of two sizes and are a cost-effective way to stack and store all manner of objects.

Storage during holidays is also a beneficial aspect of adding more shelving solutions to a student property. Many students move to their family home during the summer, but don’t wish to ship their belongings back and forth between student properties. Ensuring a student house has the capacity for summer storage can be a potential earner for landlords and can save tenants a lot of time and effort employing removal companies or sourcing self-storage. As part of this temporary storage deal, landlords could look into purchasing clear plastic storage solutions in the form of Really Useful Boxes for their tenants to make use of. The Really Useful Boxes are a perfect way for multiple students to store their belongings, as their transparency can help identify which boxes belong to which student. They are also hardwearing, strong, and budget-friendly. Profit can be made for landlords charging a relatively low fee for storage per week, and when not in use, these storage systems are easily stackable and can be stored under beds, on shelves, in garages and in cupboards.

To browse the full range of budget shelving, racking and storage available from Rapid Racking and to order online, visit http://www.rapidracking.com

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