Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board
Monday 29 October 2018
by the Property Team
Post No. 60
Far-sighted Landlords/ladies and their Warm Rental Homes
The focus of our Autumn campaign this week is on Warm Rental Homes. As the cold weather arrives this Autumn, we would like to take this opportunity to work again with landlords/ladies regarding maintenance issues, particularly those related to keeping the rental properties warm. It is indeed a week of exchanging views with landlords/ladies showing foresight and of providing some Key Tips with regard to this matter.
• Far-sighted Landlords/ladies
The far-sighted landlords/landladies are men or women who rent out land, a building, or accommodation, and who are gifted with foresight to prevent any issue that may jeopardize their rental investment. They are the ones who make their plans to self-protect their investment, which is in this case their rental properties, before the full cold weather of Winter arrives.
One of the self-protection plans they can do is to make their rental properties to be environmentally and weather-friendly for their tenants at their properties. There are some contractual obligations they normally have to meet; obligations covering this particular area of tenancy agreement. Most landlords and landladies should know them. However, it has never been a bad idea to remind ourselves the things we all know should we just forget and to avoid trouble or disputes ahead.
• Key Tips for Warm Rental Homes
Here are the Key Tips for a Warm Winter at your rented or tenanted properties:
Central heating and hot water working
Hot water storage cylinder functioning if the property is fitted with one
Solar photovoltaic panels adapted to heat water
Curtains that control the cold weather
Windows (e.g. skylights) prepared for the cold weather
The entire property climate-adapted (or proved) or treated against cold
Besides that the other areas of property maintenance (such as electricity and gas safety checks, fire proof furniture, structural survey of the property etc.) should also be considered. It is a good idea from time to time to check if there has been change in rental property regulations or laws.
If it requires carrying out some renovations and or improvements to your rental property to make your tenants’ living in line with the contractual and legal requirements, please do it NOW before Winter comes.
A far-sighted landlord/lady seeking to avoid any maintenance issues ahead of and during Winter will make sure that the above is dealt with as earlier as possible. And if not sure, check with property experts. You can involve Home Relief as well.
To involve Home Relief in your Winter maintenance plans, just contact us.
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