Property management companies, why hire one?
Winter is setting in and property management companies will have their phones ringing from eager landlords looking for help. Why? Well because the winter months generally bring a long stream of building issues and tenant complaints. While everyone else is happily anticipating the arrival of Christmas, landlords can be heard taking deep breaths and buckling up for the months ahead. Wouldn’t you rather be tucking into an mince pie than playing telephone tennis between a tenant and a plumber?
What you need from property management companies over winter
Over the winter months, adverse weather tends to bring a long list of general maintenance issues, some larger than others. It can also cause chaos with unhappy tenants and no landlord wants that, especially not over Christmas. There are essential measures that need to be put in place such as checking pipes, servicing boilers and investing in insulation. For instance, a broken boiler can quickly lead to frozen pipes, which can then burst causing water damage to the property. Whilst it might seem like a lot of effort, taking the right preventative steps will help to protect against damage to your property. It can also help to maintain comfortable conditions for your tenants. In this case, being pro-active rather than re-active could help save you a lot of time, money and headaches* (*not the festive kind).
It’s never too late to Start believing ….in property management companies
Property management companies will be able to advise and manage a range of winter-related safety issues. It may be as simple as organising additional cleaning or grounds maintenance for your property during periods of adverse weather. We know property management might be the last thing on your mind during the lead up to Christmas. But, we can assure you it’s well worth considering. Putting a few simple measures in place can make all the difference to the condition of your building and the relationship you enjoy with your tenants.
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