Winter maintenance that all landlords should consider...
Maintenance is a part of life for landlords and letting agents. However, in the winter months, there are more critical issues that you need to be aware of in order to make sure your rental properties are prepared to deal with the Scottish winters. Here, we take a look at just a few things landlords might want to do this month.
Frozen pipes are commonplace, and can result in high repair bills. Letting agents can warn tenants about the dangers of leaving their heating turned off, but one of the best tips for landlords is to act early and install insulation on pipes. These sleeves are inexpensive and simply slide onto pipes to protect them from the cold.
One of the biggest complaints that tenants will have during the winter period is that the property is cold, and that it’s costing them large amounts for their heating bills. The best way to tackle this is to minimise draughts in the property with an application of draught strips on window frames. These sticky strips can be bought for just a few pounds in most hardware stores, and they are easily fitted along the edge of windows.
All boilers will need to be maintained and repaired at some time in their lifespan, and it can be a good idea to have this carried out before winter really sets in. Contact the experts at West Property for more helpful information and assistance on rental property maintenance for the winter or any time of year.