Liv­ing home alone but with­out a clue

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.

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