If you want to attract a high standard of tenant for your granny flat you must first provide a high level of accommodation. By “high level” we mean that your granny flat must have features like:
- Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
- Low Maintenance Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Full Insulation
- Efficient Hot Water System
- Modern Bathroom with Designer Fittings & Adequate Shelving
- Ample Low Energy Lighting
- High Quality Door Locks for Security
- Exhaust Systems for Bathroom, Toilet and Laundry
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Internal Blinds
- Energy Efficient Fridge
- Washing Machine / Dryer Combo
You may ask if it is absolutely necessary to include some of the above items? The answer is no, BUT consider the following. A tenant with old or no appliances will jump at the chance of renting a property with such a high standard of appliances and will be far less likely to leave when they take into account that as well as finding a new premises they will most likely have to buy a fridge, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. The other big advantage to you, the landlord is that you will be able to claim a substantial amount of depreciation on these items via your tax return. Your accountant or financial advisor will explain that to you in detail.
Of course there are many other standard inclusions and these will be itemised on the project quote we present for your approval.
In other words, if you want to get the best rent and the best tenants you must offer a high class level of accommodation with all the bells and whistles.
Even with today’s high demand for rental properties there is still an even higher demand for quality rental properties. Sure, you can save some money by building a basic granny flat but at the end of day it will take up just as much room as a quality granny flat except that it will give you a much lower return and more than likely a much higher maintenance bill.
Australian Granny Flat Builders provide a complete turn key solution so that you can open your granny flat for inspection the day after it’s finished.
Following your obligation free in-home consultation we take over the entire approval process right through the construction schedule to the official handover. Whilst this may sound like a long and complicated ritual we assure you it’s not. And you are kept fully informed and in the loop every step of the way. The consultant who originally comes to see you will be your direct contact person at all times.
Here are a couple of examples of the quality appliances we include;