Bad weather can hurt empty properties
Renting out your property can keep it safe
Frozen pipes? Water leaks? If your property stands empty bad weather can bring significant and unavoidable damage. Getting that damage repaired can be both costly and inconvenient. Arranging the necessary contractors and insurance is a drain on time and creates real difficulties, especially when the owner lives nowhere near the property.
Finding a tenant to live in the property for the winter period is a great solution. You would have the peace of mind that your property is kept heated and maintained throughout the colder months, as well as receiving a significant rental income.
If your ultimate aim is to sell the property, consider this: if you put a tenant in place NOW for a 6 month tenancy, the property could be back on sale by May which is typically one of the busiest months for the sales market.