Information on good practice to maintain your property
As a landlord, it is your responsibility to maintain the property and ensure it delivers the minimum standard of living. Although tenants should make you aware when things go wrong, they might not always do this and you should regularly inspect the property. We have created a that can be printed and used as an aid to help you maintain your property.
The important thing is that you are inspecting the property regularly and this will help you spot small problems that can become larger over time. For example, noticing some render has come away from an external wall, patching this up may stop water ingress causing dampness in the property.
You may not be liable for all of the areas on the checklist including common repairs but if you are, it is good practice to check these on a regular basis as well. Even if it is to highlight something to your property factor or begin the communal repairs process, this could work out cost effective in the long run.
It is considered good practice to inspect the property every 3 months, if you have long standing tenants and no major issues have been raised then you could increase this to every 6 months.
Some items are seasonal, such as checking the loft and roof in the spring or situational, having a look after a period of particularly bad weather.
If you have any questions about general property maintenance, please email and we will be in touch.