Counting The Cost: The Need For Regular And Considered Property Maintenance.

By Flemings Property Manager, Imogen Gillies.

Investing in property can be a lucrative and rewarding venture, but it requires diligent attention and care to ensure that the investment remains profitable. 

Regular maintenance is essential for property owners, as failing to address repairs in a timely manner can result in more significant and expensive issues down the road, whether you plan to sell your property or re-advertise for lease. By staying on top of routine maintenance and promptly addressing any problems that arise, you can help protect the value and longevity of your investment, as well as provide a comfortable environment for your tenants.

At Flemings, we maintain regular communication with our tenants, suppliers and landlords to discuss any matters related to property maintenance. Additionally, our property managers conduct regular routine inspections, not only to ensure the property is being properly looked after, but also to identify any maintenance issues that may have gone unreported.

The most common areas of maintenance that we encounter in Property Management are;

Plumbing- Issues can lead to water damage, mold growth, and even structural damage.

Electrical – Electrical issues can lead to fires and damage to appliances or equipment.

Structural – Structural damage can cause the property to become unstable and can result in costly repairs.

Roof and gutter maintenance – Roof and gutter maintenance can lead to water damage, mold growth, and even compromise the structural integrity of the home.

Pest control – Neglecting pest control can lead to property damage and potential health risks for tenants.

This proactive approach taken by the Flemings Team helps prevent minor issues from becoming major problems, saves time and money, and preserves or potentially increases the property‚Äôs value. 

Cosmetic upkeep is also important for ensuring your property looks its best and attracts quality tenants. This can include tasks such as, regular cleaning, repainting walls, replacing flooring, replacing light fixtures, and updating appliances. While cosmetic maintenance may not be essential for the functionality of your property, it can increase its appeal and market value.

At Flemings, we understand the importance of regular property maintenance and are committed to providing our landlords with the best possible service. To assist landlords in this regard, we have invested in software solutions such as Property Tab by Tapi, a maintenance funding solution that allows landlords to have necessary repairs done now and pay for them later through convenient instalments.

For more information, please contact your local Flemings branch.