Whether your rental property is old or new, large or small, monitoring maintenance issues is vital.

It’s extremely important to pro-actively look out for potential maintenance issues in your rental property in order to detect problems at the early stages before they cause more extensive damage. This could be something as small as a water leak, or an issue as big as structural movement in a property.

Identifying potential maintenance issues early can save hundreds of pounds on what could end up being a larger repair bill later on. In addition, your tenants will see that you care about the property and will feel more obliged to look after it during their stay.

Essential inspections

Arranging regular inspections of your rental property is the key to spotting potential maintenance issues before they escalate.

A property should be visited regularly in order to access potential maintenance needs. While your tenant has a duty of care to inform you of anything that they may have spotted, they may not be familiar with the warning signs of potential repairs or maintenance issues and may miss something essential.

Additionally tenants who work full-time may not remember, or find the time, to report an issue to us. In their opinion the problem may be minor, but as experts we know that small issues may manifest themselves into bigger repairs or renovation if left without immediate attention.

As part of our fully managed service we inspect our properties at regular intervals throughout the year so that we can check them in every season. For example, a problem with the guttering or roof will often not show itself until the wetter months. An inspection report is sent to you and we recommend that you tend to any issues as soon as possible. We have a team of approved contractors that we can instruct to carry out the work on your behalf.

Don’t wait for the property to become vacant before attending to known maintenance issues as time could run away with you, and you could experience a void period between tenancies.

To arrange a market appraisal of your property and discuss the other benefits of our fully managed service please contact the team on 01926 888844 or pop into our office.

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