Since Christmas and winter are just around the corner, you may have the opportunity to get away for a short while and go on a perfect holiday. However, if you own a residential property and you are managing it by yourself, potential seasonal hazards such as freezing temperatures, winter storms or residential fires may keep you from leaving and enjoying a little time away.
Here we have compiled a few tips for you to take care of your rental property and provide yourself, as well as your tenants, with a safe and stress-free holiday season:
Conduct preventative maintenance
For you to avoid receiving calls for emergency repairs in the middle of the winter, be proactive and conduct preventive maintenance around now. Take precautionary ‘winterisation’ steps such as insulating pipes in exterior walls, trimming tree branches, clearing out your gutters, draining outdoor spigots and many more.
Encourage your tenants to be proactive
Always keep your tenants in the loop when it comes to issues such as frozen pipes, power outages and failing appliances to prevent them from happening as much as possible. Moreover, ensure that they know how to reach out to you if problems do arise and you must also have updated contact information for each household as well.
Find a reliable contractor early
Instead of waiting for the winter months to go on full force, be sure to find reliable contractors and line up service contracts such as snow clearing as soon as possible so that when a storm hits, they’re already there when needed.
Consider hiring a good property management company
Last but not least, consider hiring the services of an experienced property management company. They have the capacity to ensure that your rental property will not cause you any worry, especially in the winter and holiday seasons to come.
Moovahome is a local and reliable Swindon Estate Agency who also offer high-quality property management services in addition to specialising in houses for sale in Swindon and the surrounding areas. Whether you own a large portfolio or a single buy-to-let investment, we ensure to make property management simple and hassle-free for you. Ready to find out more? Send us a message by filling out this form or contact us on 01793 512345 to speak with a member of our friendly team today.