If you have a vacancy in your property for any given time, take advantage of the downtime to get to those maintenance tasks that may have been difficult when the property was occupied. Key areas to look at are:
Also, consider if there are there any changes that you’d like to make to the property to make it more attractive to prospective tenants? Does it need a new coat of paint and/or new flooring? Does part of it need professional cleaning or replacing?
Use the vacancy period to your advantage and reap the rewards from having a more attractive rental property as a result.