Landlords - Simple Steps for Essential Property Maintenance.

31st July 2017

Your property should be seen as an investment and not a drain on your time and money.  Keeping your property in good condition helps your house keep its value and reduces the number of costly repairs you’ll need to do. It also gives your tenant a safe, habitable home to live in.

Here are some simple tips for maintaining your property:

•    Invest time and money. You need to dedicate enough time to keep your property in good condition and be prepared to pay for its upkeep (it’ll save you expensive repair bills in the long run). It’s a good idea to put aside money to cover emergencies. If you own an old property, then don’t forget it’s more likely to need more in the way of maintenance.

•    Build a network. You’re likely to work with the same tradespeople time after time, so try to keep your professional relationship friendly and productive. Try to build up a few contacts, so you have someone to fall back on if your regular person can’t handle the job.

•    Act quickly. Don’t be tempted to let a problem fester to save money. It won’t go away and will just end up costing you more.

•    Service regularly. Boilers and cookers need frequent servicing to keep them safe – and reduce the chances of anything going wrong.

•    Undertake regular inspections. You need to inspect your property regularly. Tenants may know how to maintain a property and may not tell you about problems until they leave. Regular checks will give you a good idea about the state of your property.

If you do not have the time, expertise or resources to undertake repairs and improvements yourself, ask us about our maintenance service.

Call 01656 766666 or email bridgend@porters-uk.com  

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