Solv­ing the win­ter hous­ing prob­lems

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS ADVERTISER -

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.

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