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Tenants expect to be comfortable through the winter months without worrying about damage, leaks or cold. Here are a few tips from our Professionalsâ€™ Property Managers to keep your tenants and your property, warm and cosy.
Fireplace/Gas heaters/Split systems
If your property has a wood fire, have the chimney inspected annually to be sure itâ€™s clear of birds nests and soot. Gas heaters can be lethal if they are faulty and we recommend having these, and split or reverse-cycle air-conditioning systems serviced annually by qualified tradesmen.
Roof and gutters
Gutter-guard is your friend! (And your tenantâ€™s friend). The last thing you want is to find your frustrated tenant on the roof trying to clear a blocked gutter in the middle of those first autumn downpours – especially if he or she has an accident and hurts themselves, or damages your house. Have a handyman clean your rental property gutters, and let your tenant know this is being done – it will give you and your tenant peace of mind.
Because windows get shut for most of the winter, fresh air doesnâ€™t circulate through your house. Check for mould in trouble spots, such as bathroom ceilings and if itâ€™s a problem get advice and treat the cause of the mould (donâ€™t just spray/clean the mould because it will almost certainly return).
Remember that your tenants wonâ€™t appreciate higher electricity bills due to faulty or inefficient appliances. If your rental property could do with a more modern heater (including wood heaters), do the right thing and upgrade. Your tenant will thank for you it!
Finally, at this time of year itâ€™s worth a polite annual reminder to tenants about the importance of checking electric blankets for wear and tear; not leaving wet towels or clothes â€˜dryingâ€™ too close to a radiator (or at night when the household goes to bed), and certainly no smoking indoors.