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Should I Sell or Rent My House?

February 20, 2024

Deciding whether to sell your property or convert it into a rental property is a significant financial decision that requires careful consideration. Both options have their own advantages and your choice should be based on your circumstances, financial goals and market conditions. To help you make an informed decision, here's a guide outlining key factors to consider. For everything else, consider landlord services to help manage your properties.

Current Market Conditions

Selling your property may provide a good opportunity to gain a short term profit. Conversely, converting it into a rental property could offer a more profitable long-term strategy for an ongoing passive income. 

Financial Considerations

Evaluate your financial situation and objectives. If you can afford to hold onto the property and are seeking a steady income stream, becoming a landlord through rental properties can provide ongoing cash flow and potential tax benefits. 

Rental Market Analysis

Conduct thorough research on the local rental market to determine the demand, vacancy rates and rental prices for similar properties. For expert advice, book a free rental appraisal today to find out what your property should be renting for. If the rental market is robust and there is a high demand for rental properties in your area, converting your property into a rental might be a profitable venture. 

Property Management

Consider the responsibilities and costs associated with being a landlord. Managing a rental property requires time, effort and knowledge of landlord-tenant laws. If you're willing to take on these responsibilities, turning your property into a rental can be a lucrative endeavour. If you prefer a hands-off approach, The Rent Shop offers expert property management services tailored to your needs.

Long-Term Investment Strategy

Examine your long-term investment goals. If you believe that property values will appreciate significantly, holding onto the property as a rental can offer potential long-term capital gains. If you aren’t sure, seek advice from our team.

The Rent Shop can support you to market your property successfully, implement strict tenant selection criteria, protect your investment and help to grow your investment property portfolio. Ultimately, the decision to sell your property or convert it into a rental property depends on various factors unique to your situation. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, and careful evaluation will lead you to the best choice for your circumstances. Consider speaking to The Rent Shop for more information and expert advice. 

Alex Watson
Chief Executive Officer