Maintenance of your Marlborough rental property is a year round responsibility. Of course, come winter time property maintenance needs to be ramped up.
Landlords also tell us that one of the reasons they enlist our services is because they find ongoing maintenance an unnecessary chore. We have found it’s a job most prefer to outsource, and that’s what we’re here for!
If you’re thinking of buying a Marlborough rental property here is a short list of essential maintenance tasks that you will need to consider. Or, let your property management team deal with on your behalf!
Be vigilant and look for leaks.
Inspect the roof, ceiling and crawl spaces after heavy rainfall events, or more frequently during winter.
Repel the rodents
Avoid unwanted tenants entering your rental property! Trim back branches of trees that surround your property. Check the outside of your property for any gaps and holes thoroughly. Check the roof voids and clean the sub-floor.
Hold the mould
Re-caulk bathroom areas regularly. This will help to repel mould.
Freshen up the fireplace
Make sure your fireplace is cleaned each year, indeed your insurance policy could be invalidated if you don’t carry out this task.
Regularly inspect gutters, downpipes and drains.
Watch over the whiteware
Although appliances shouldn’t need replacing regularly, it’s an idea to keep an eye on them. This will help you detect any potential problems.
Deal with the drips
Water damage is every landlord’s nightmare, so a regular check of plumbing to fix faucet leaks or other small issues is a good idea. That way, they don’t develop into bigger problems.
Keep your garden green
Even if your tenants are responsible for keeping the garden in good order, it can sometimes be wise to ensure a professional team go in once in a while to take care of seasonal tasks.
Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors regularly. These devices save lives!
Remember that keeping your rental property in top notch condition with a good maintenance programme will keep your tenants happy, and happy tenants are tenants that stay put! At Bayleys Marlborough Property Management we arrange reliable, competitively priced contractors or work with the contractor of your choice.
Contact us today so we can help you look after your Marlborough rental property and your tenants!