Property Maintenance

 

Together, we must do all that we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

With this in mind, we feel that it is our duty to stop conducting face to face appointments such as: office appointments, viewings, valuations and inspections.

During the period where our office is closed, you still can contact us in the normal channels of: email, phone and through our website as we will be working just as hard from home to survive this and continue to offer you a great service.

These procedures, along with the others, that we have put in place are the best way forward for us to be able to help staff, customers (past, present and future) and the community.

 

For all of our tenants, fully managed & let only landlords we have the following message:

We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that we can continue to work and offer the best possible advice.

 

For Maintenance – patience is the key here, we are embarking into unchartered territory and the availability of contractors may become increasingly difficult. We are taking the view that unless it’s a complete emergency we will try to avoid visiting the property. If we do need to then the process will be let into the property under certain circumstances. Please continue to let us know about your property maintenance issues as they will still need to be dealt with and a record of these will be kept. If you smell gas please call 08706 081524.

 

Maintaining your own property or rented property is vital to helping it keep its value and avoid any issues that if not dealt with could become costly.

 

Check out our TOP TIPS for maintaining your home below;

  1. Ladders - grab your ladders and make sure fallen leaves & debris haven’t blocked the gutters, leading to water pouring down the outside walls and producing damp patches. While you’re up the ladder, remove moss from the roof, replace broken tiles and check for any other obvious signs of repair. Paint the exterior to keep the damp out

  2. Windows - clean and monitor your windows to ensure the keep doing the job of keeping the elements out. When seals start to fail, then misting can occur or worse water ingress and damp. Keep on top of windows as they can be expensive to replace

  3. TOP TIP - Boiler - Selling or renting, it is vital to keep your boiler in order, as it can be costly if not. (legal requirement for annual gas checks for landlords). Most gas suppliers have a scheme, where they will maintain your boiler for a subscription. Keeping up with your boiler and checking it will also mean no nasty surprises if you only turn it on occasionally

 

Is your house on the market?

Have you had negative feedback regarding maintenance or "too much work"? Look at your property with a critical eye, what do you see that would put someone off? Are there things that you can do or should you get someone in to look at doing the jobs?

 

TOP TIP - REMEMBER - you are looking to sell or rent possibly your largest financial asset, DO NOT CUT CORNERS, if you want to maximise profit, ensure that the survey goes well or keep tenants happy then do a good job. Get the professionals in, people can see if something has been "bodged" and will make you pay in the long run, so get it done right in the first place.

 

Your maintenance jobs must be reflected in the price that you are asking, for example if you are selling, decide before marketing whether you are going to do the jobs or allow the purchaser to do the jobs and reflect it in the price. We hope that these ideas and suggestions help you, however, if you would like any more information on any of the above or indeed any help, then get in touch and we will be more than happy to help and advise

 

Let's get going

Want to know more and how we can help with your property journey?

• Call SA Property on 01792 893000

• Email us on info@sapropertylettings.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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