Friday, 18 May 2018
If you are a landlord, property maintenance is a vital part of keeping your tenants safe and happy, as well as attracting new tenants and maintaining the value of your property.
As we move into the warmer months, you may want to consider tackling the outdoor maintenance of your property, including:
- Gutters and downpipes: Make sure there is no debris blocking your gutters or drains. Not doing this can cause serious problems, including dry rot, wet rot and penetrating damp.
- Ventilation: Making sure your property is well ventilated is really important for the health of your tenants and also for the upkeep of the building. You can improve your property’s ventilation by installing extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom, and also by adding structural ventilation to the property, such as vents in the roof to guarantee airflow and prevent dry rot.
- Damp proofing: If you or your tenants spot any signs of damp in the house, then damp proofing is essential to stop the problem getting any worse. Don’t wait until the winter to get this done, damp proofing is much easier during the warmer months when the ground is at its driest.
- Exterior painting: Painting the exterior of your house, window sills and window frames is best done in the summer months when the weather is drier. Painting your house will help protect it from the elements and also keep it looking neat and tidy to attract new tenants.
If you would like help in making sure your property is well-maintained and up-to-date with any legal requirements, our full and part-managed service levels both include regular property inspections. As part of our checks, we alert you to any maintenance requirements that need immediate or future action.
To find out more about our managed services and property inspections, give our lettings team a call on 01604 823456 – we’d be delighted to help you.