Proactive property maintenance
As the summer draws to an end and August is upon us, it is a good time to highlight how important it is for landlords to carry out regular maintenance on their property. Typical maintenance issues reported to us around this time of year are boiler issues, blocked guttering and fences being blown down. Tenants will start firing up the central heating so boiler services are essential to ensure it is working and avoid any emergency call outs when the weather gets really cold. Gutter clearance is something a lot of people don’t think about but again is essential. Any build up of moss or debris can cause a blockage in the guttering which could lead to the water overflowing and running down the side of the property. This could potentially then cause damage and/or damp in the property resulting in a large remedial bill. Making sure fences are sturdy and secure is also a must ready for any high winds that may befall the country! Again, this could avoid a hefty bill for any landlord if it gets blown down and causes damage to a neighbour’s property. Proactive property maintenance is always better (and usually cheaper) than reactive property maintenance!