Most people will do a “walk round” of their property to make sure it looks presentable for viewings.
Most people will do an inventory on their property before a tenant moves in.
WHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND, why don’t people do a detailed property condition report on their rental property to make sure it not only looks good for viewings but is suitable for living in!
Most reactive maintenance comes in the first 6 months of a tenant moving in. Such thinks as leaking pipes, loose door handles, doors which need shaved and loose door bars are maintenance that can be easily avoided. By doing a thorough property condition report on a property before a tenant moves in, will highlight any maintenance issues in one go which is a lot cheaper to sort out than sending individual tradesman to do jobs when they are reported by a new tenant.
NGU Homelettings have systemised how we check a property through our unique 793 point property condition report. This report checks all internal fixture and fittings as well as checking the externals of your property.
Here’s a pop quiz to check if you need a 793 point property condition report
on your empty property. Have you checked the following recently on your property:
6. Inspect letter box.
14. Interior doors-is a door stop required?
15. Inspect door bar.
27. Walls-ensure all air vents are unblocked.
56. Heating-TRV’s present?
233. Confirm kitchen worktops are sealed against the tiles.
236. Kitchen plug present.
606. Ensure toilet seat and lid are properly attached.
748. Inspect outside pipework.
722. Is the external gate secure via a push bolt?
778. Is there a wheelie bin and inspect its contents?
782. Is the shed structure secure including the window?
We offer a 793 point property condition report on all of the properties that we take on for full management for FREE.
Register your interest via email:firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have access to government grants to refurbish your property. Currently the Durham Council is offering up £15,000 to develop empty properties.
Take action: 0191 491 0344 option 1
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