As we settle into the winter months, you’ll want to make sure your home is in top condition to keep tenants happy and to avoid wintertime vacancy.
There are certain maintenance and repair issues to keep an eye out for during these colder months.
- Fix any damage to windows and doors.
- Check for trip hazards, such as large cracks. Clean up any slippery moss and grime from outdoor tiling and paving.
- See to the roof drainage system. Clean out leaves from gutters. Make sure they’re not leaking and that downpipes are not blocked.
- Ensure all heating systems as well as smoke alarms are working properly.
Get ahead of post-winter repairs and make some improvements. Mould is common during this time of year, particularly in bathrooms, laundry and wardrobes. So make sure your property rental is well-ventilated, such as the addition of exhaust fans.
Climate control is another important area and you can make a change or two to help keep energy bills down. Minimise draft by replacing weather stripping around doors and windows, and replace worn doorstops.
Year-round maintenance and improvements are valuable and an effective Landlord/Property Manager will take a proactive approach ensuring their property rental and tenant are looked after as the weather changes and certain needs arise.