Landlords Need To Move Fast
As a landlord, it can seem like every task has to be dealt with quickly and that every problem is an emergency. When you have a demanding tenant, it is easy to feel as though you are under pressure, but some tasks are more critical than others. Knowing which issues need to be resolved quickly, helps you offer a more efficient service, and it can save you a lot of time and money in the longer-term.
If you have time, skills, experience and confidence, there will be DIY and home improvement jobs you wish to undertake yourself. However, some jobs must be left to the professionals. When you need to call on experts, make sure you choose specialist professionals with good reviews and the certification you require.
A broken or inefficient boiler causes problems for landlord and tenants
With the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, it is vital landlords provide tenants with a dependable and reliable home. Rental accommodation should be safe and secure, and it should allow people to live their daily life with minimal disruption.
When the property’s boiler isn’t working, it can be difficult for people to live a healthy life. When you don’t have access to hot water, food preparation and cleaning activities become difficult, and this means many tenants are unable to live a healthy home life.
As a landlord, you are compelled to improve this situation, and you should call on a specialist to review the boiler as quickly as possible. If the boiler needs to be repaired or replaced, this is a vital task, but of course, replacing or repairing a boiler can be expensive. Many landlords consider holding boiler insurance to be worthwhile, as this allows them to respond quickly to problems, even when they don’t have a lot of money.
Keep your roof in good working order
If you are responsible for the roof of your property, you must take steps to ensure it is in good working order. Most landlords will call on a roofer or professional roofing company to carry out this work. Working at a height can be dangerous, especially if you are not trained or you don’t have the right training.
Therefore, it is best to call on the experts for this work, but if a problem arises, you must act quickly. If water gets in through a hole in your roof or cold wind enters the property, home life can be miserable for tenants. Landlords should be proactive regarding the state of their property’s roof, but if you cannot be proactive, be in a position where you can act quickly to make positive changes.
We know being a landlord is challenging, but the quicker you act in these cases, the better the standard of service you’ll provide for your tenants.
If you’re a landlord looking to improve tenant interest in your rental property, you need help from local experts. At Koopers, we are pleased to help local landlords, so get in touch and reap the benefits of a focused strategy.