Now that you've made the decision to rent your property, even if it was previously your home, it is now time to view it as a business. Remove any items that are personal or have sentimental value to you. Then, keep it simple! Stick to neutral colours, with emulsioned walls and plain hard wearing carpets. This allows the property to look clean and fresh, and is easily touched up in between tenancies as required.
Remember, if your property is furnished all soft furnishings must comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1989/1993.
Any property should be clean and tidy to be placed on the open market to let – if you'd be happy to move in, then someone else will be too.