Happy tenants tend to stay longer and take better care of the property. Every Home & Co tenant receives a gift pack when they collect their keys. We like to keep the packs local. The packs are made by local business, The Village Gift, and have a sustainable focus. A new addition to the packs is a Plastic Bag Free Wanaka cotton shopping bag. The packs have tea, coffee or Patagonia chocolates and a coffee voucher for lakeside cafe, Kai Whakapai. There is also useful local information including the increasingly popular Wanaka App.
A small token of thanks at inspections, such as lollies, are well received and often the thing tenants comment on. Some owners give their tenants a Christmas gift. If the tenant has had to put up with prolonged tradesmen or the house has been on the market for sale owners often give a grocery voucher, bottle of wine or even a week's free rent.
The best way to keep tenants happy is to have the property clean and tidy when they move in, respond to maintenance requests promptly and maintain good communication.