Whether it’s a leaky tap, a blocked drain or a lick of paint between tenancies, ensuring a property is adequately maintained and refurbished not only keeps the home in tip-top condition making it more attractive to tenants, but also gives landlords invaluable peace of mind.
Remaining compliant with your responsibilities as a landlord
Landlords have a responsibility to keep the property they let out safe and free from hazards. Some of these responsibilities include ensuring gas equipment is safely installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
All electrical systems and appliances provided by the landlord must be safe. Fire safety regulations must be followed, and all furniture and furnishings supplied must be fire safe.
Having a property professionally managed and maintained will give landlords security that their rental accommodation is safe and secure for tenants and they are compliant with private renting health and safety standards.
Quick and efficient repair services
A landlord is also responsible for most repairs in a property they rent out, including sinks, baths, toilets, drains, pipes, heating and hot water, chimneys and ventilation, as well as the structure and exterior of the building.
Rather than being called out at some unearthly hour to come and fix a leak in a pipe or a blocked drain, landlords who opt for professional repair and maintenance services can have peace of mind repairs will be fixed by a professional, quickly and conveniently.
Maintaining the condition of properties with refurbishment work
No property is immune to wear and tear. Simply being lived in can take its toll on a home, which can gradually become shabbier over time.
Opting for refurbishment programmes, whereby buildings are refurbished and maintained when necessary, will ensure a rental home is kept to a good standard.
Between tenancies can be the ideal time to refurbish a home, whether it’s painting the rooms, putting a new kitchen in or updating a bathroom. A bright, stylish and well-maintained property will make it more attractive to prospective tenants and can also help the landlord receive maximum rental yield for the investment.
INEX Property Solutions offers a full range of property maintenance and refurbishment services for individuals and companies. Contact our team of property maintenance and management specialists and make sure your rental investments are in safe hands.