Property management over the winter period is an entirely different ball game to the summer months. Winter often sees a reduction in demand in the rental market as families and students settle into their routines for the year, and less people move house.
It is advisable to have a marketing plan in place so that if your tenants do give notice during winter, you can advertise immediately and reduce any down time between tenancies. This is an ideal time to inspect the property and address maintenance issues that can become problematic over the winter period.
Key areas that generally require extra attention during winter are gardens, insulation, lighting, security, plumbing and drainage. You can more winter tips for rental property owners here.