Ten Little Things Good Landlords Should Note

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1. A look into the cutlery drawer. There are often broken corkscrews, dull knives, bent spoons, scissors that don’t cut anymore…

2. Provide one too many rather than one too few lights. No matter how many lamps there are in an apartment, there'll usually be one that's missing: to read on the sofa, to work in the kitchen or on the nightstand beside the bed.

3. The water kettle. There's hardly another kitchen utensil that collects chalk as well and then appears dirty. Same with coffee makers, egg cookers and toasters.

4. Please check that the batteries in the TV remote still work.

5. When a vacation apartment is offered as a two bedroom, there should also be two keys for the apartment.

6. Should there be any potential surprises of the technical kind, please mention that. How else should a renter know that the warm water in the shower will suddenly get freezing if someone in the kitchen turns on the tap with hot water?

7. Of course there are bathtubs or showers with just a shower curtain. But please, don't let the lower end of the curtain get dirty. It always accumulates dirt, same as the area underneath shower or bathtub mats.

8. An extractor is a nice thing, and essential in modern kitchens which form one room with the living room. But, please remember to sometimes change the filter; having collected fat, it can start smelling very badly.

9. A corner or drawer with some extra bulbs for the lamps or batteries for the remote controls would be ideal.

10. When replacing the towels, don't forget to also change the pot holders.



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Gaby Leeser

This travel guide has been written by Gaby Leeser.

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