Living home alone but without a clue
A RISE in those who live alone has created a sharp increase in unnecessary call outs to property maintenance firms
“Thirty per cent of our call outs are unnecessary. It’s almost always something that could be fixed easily,” says aspect.co.uk founder Will Davies.
According to recent figures, an estimated 2.5 million people between the ages of 45 and 64 are living alone, an increase of more than 50 percent since the mid-1990s.
“I’m not saying that having a man around the house, would mean fewer call outs for us. I’m saying that having someone else around would make it more likely that one of them could perform some of the simple tasks we get called out to do,” says Will.