Solving the winter housing problems
WITH winter on the way, senior property manager, Rebecca Saunders from Hamptons International Maidenhead offers tenants and landlords advice to help protect their properties from some of the problems that may occur during the winter months.
Here are her Top Tips. safety check the batteries regularly.
If you go away, leave the heating on low to help prevent leaks and burst pipes.
Finally, lag or isolate outside pipes and taps to prevent from frost damage.
It may come as a surprise that for most tenancies the responsibility for keeping the drain and gutters free of debris falls to the tenant, so as the leaves fall, ensure they are kept clear over the autumn months and speak to your property manager for guidance. trickle vents and windows to allow fresh air into the property.
This can help prevent the build-up of condensation and mould.
Tenants, if you are planning on being away from your property for an extended period of time, advise your property manager or landlord.
Failure to do so could breach the terms of your agreement as well as the landlord’s insurance policy. You may need to arrange for a friend to visit the property during your absence.
Hamptons International let and manage properties throughout the county.
If you are new to the market or require a second opinion, then please call Hamptons International on 01753 720 151.