Keeping a weather eye out

Landlords and tenants are being urged to prepared for the worst of the winter weather.

Our property managers inspect homes on a regular basis to check for problems but there are simple measures for landlords and tenants to bear in mind to minimise the risk of any problems.

They include checking drains and gutters for blockages, servicing boilers, insulating pipework, inspecting roofs, checking for drips and leaks, sweeping chimneys and making sure gardens are ready for the worst of the wind and rain - and snow, should it arrive in any strength.

It's not too late to make some checks now and carry out some maintenance - it could end up saving a lot of time and money in the long run.

Finally, always remember to heat and ventilate properties properly at this time of year to avoid damp and all the problems that come with it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more advice and information.