Landlord & Tenants

Top Tips To Protect Your Property This Christmas

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year and your tenants are likely going to be away visiting friends and family. A vacant property can lead to disasters such as burst pipes, among other things, so ensure that your tenants protect themselves and your property from small problems as well as some potential disasters.

Take Steps In Order To Prevent Damp and Mould

It’s tempting to keep all of the windows firmly shut to conserve heat, but it is equally important to ensure rooms are well ventilated, to prevent the build-up of mould which can be harmful to your tenants.  Open a window every so often, particularly in bathrooms and kitchen in order to avoid this.

Leave the Heating Low & Avoid Burst Pipes

As the temperature starts to drop below zero at night the pipes can expand and contract which can cause bursts and leaks. Any existing problems or slow leaks are likely to get worse, so make sure they get fixed now to avoid any disasters through these cold months.

Ask Your Tenants If They Have Any Small Plumbing Jobs.

Tenants don’t always report issues as quickly as possible, and often wait for a couple of issues to crop up before reporting them. By prompting them to let you know you can find leaks and any existing problems before they get worse and as mentioned above cause burst pipes.

When something goes wrong, it can be a hassle finding the right person to fix it. To help you, we recommend that you build a strong network of tradesmen which are reliable, and you can trust. Look for word of mouth recommendations to ensure you have only the most reliable and trustworthy people working on your property.

Ensure you are covered for every outcome this Christmas.

 

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