WiFi for Rental Property
With the rental market still as popular as ever, it is important to provide your rental property with all the niceties that your potential tenant may require.
There are a few benefits to providing broadband services to your rental property.
If you have more than one property for rent, you may be able to get a good deal on multiple broadband contracts which could make monthly outgoings cheaper in the long run for your tenants.
If you provide and have the WiFi installed yourself, you do not run the risk of your tenants having what could be intrusive work done to your property. If you leave the tenant to sort the internet connection themselves, providers such as Virgin Media may need to dig up land around the property and drill holes into walls to get the line installed. Providing the internet connections, yourself will ensure you have full control over the installation and any work that needs to be carried out without running the risk of costly damage to your property that will need to be rectified once your tenant leaves.
When offering WiFi with your rental agreement you can provide your tenants with the peace of mind that there will be no costly early termination charges should the broadband contract be longer than the rental agreement. Broadband contracts typically run for 18-24 months which may be longer than the rental agreement your tenant is signing up for. Having one less contract for your tenant to worry about may mean them choosing your empty property over another.
If you have your rental property WiFi installed professionally you will be safe in the knowledge that you are providing a good internet connection that covers the whole of your property and that it has been installed properly with no corners cut. This could result in finding good tenants that will continue to rent out your property if you are providing them with a great service.
As a landlord providing WiFi connections for your tenants, you will need to consider that the WiFi has a good connection all over the property. If you provide internet that is not fit for purpose your tenants will most likely start to ask for an improved service or if they can add another line in themselves.
When you choose The WiFi Specialist to install your rental WiFi, we will carry out a detailed site survey which will consider all your needs for the WiFi, your budget and your building/ local area. From this survey, we will be able to inform you of the best place to put your router so that it covers the entirety of your property, or if you are renting out a larger property, we can discuss multiple WiFi access points to ensure you still have full coverage in all areas of the home.
Security is something you will want to consider if you are providing internet access to your rental property.
Your tenants will want to ensure that their WiFi connection is safe and secure and may require access to the admin for the router. This may be needed if they need to set up any additional security for work or if the router requires any routine updates etc. If you are unhappy to provide the main admin access, our team of engineers will be able to set up a secondary guest network which can also have its own access settings in place if you would like to put restrictions on what your internet connection is being used for.
Your tenant may also wish to change the WiFi password to ensure their connection is private and secure and will need to be able to access the router to be able to do this.
If you are a landlord of a property that has multiple tenants, providing internet access can have an even bigger benefit. This will stop the need for multiple different lines into your property and all tenants will be able to use the same router. You will need to consider the broadband speed and the number of connections the router can handle, but our engineers will be able to discuss all your options with you by carrying out a site survey in which we will consider all your WiFi needs for the property.
Looking to have WiFi installed in your rental property? Speak to The WiFi Specialist team today.
Why should I provide WiFi for my rental property?
It is a good idea to provide WiFi for your rental property as it give you full autonomy over any work that happens in the property you own. It is also a good selling point if you are trying to find a new tenant to rent your property.
Do I need to provide internet access for my rental property?
It is not a legal requirement to provide WiFi access in your rental property, but it is a nice additional service that means the tenant does not have to worry about broadband contract lengths or installing lines into the property.
How much does it cost to have WiFi installed in my rental property?
The cost of installation will depend on a number of factors and what you need to provide a good internet connection throughout your property. Contact our specialist team today who will be able to talk you through the different options for your needs.
What if my tenants are not happy with the WiFi service?
You will need to outline the service that is available when you advertise that the property is available with a broadband connection to set expectations. If this is not something that is suitable for your tenant, you will be able to discuss this and then speak with your broadband provider to see if you can alter the service if you are willing to do so. When you have your WiFi professionally installed by one of our team at The WiFi Specialist you will receive our aftercare, so if there are any problems, one of our engineers can come to your rental property to carry out a network health test to work out what the issue may be.