Property Maintenance Done Right

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Brent Weightman

Nottingham’s property market is booming at the minute, with stiff competition facing homeowners who are looking to either sell or let their property.

In order to get your property away quickly and have the edge over the competition, it is vital to ensure that your property is well maintained. Potential purchasers / tenants are easily put off by what may be trivial issues but in today’s buoyant market they can afford to be fussy.

Proactive maintenance is the key to keeping your property in top condition and staying one step ahead of the competition. This can include freshening up tired paintwork, renewing ageing silicone sealant, replacing stained carpets etc. Even simple changes such as replacing regular bulbs with LED’s can make you property stand out from the rest.

The buy-to-let landlords will also know the importance of reactive maintenance in tenanted properties. The average tenancy duration in Nottingham is 10 months. Once a tenant gives notice and vacates it could mean re-letting fees and void periods with no income. Keeping on top of maintenance and reacting quickly to reported issues during the tenancy goes a long way with tenants and plays a big part in their decision on whether to stay or move on when the agreement comes up for renewal.

Walton & Allen offer maintenance services and can assist you with anything from changing a light bulb to a full refurbishment. Below is an example of a refurbishment we carried out for a client at the ever popular Hicking Building.

Scope of works:

1To clean, scrape off mould stains from walls to boiler cupboard and adjacent to the boiler cupboard and paint with White emulsion.1Item
2Re-Spray existing heater cover in the living room which is marked1Item
3Remove existing carpet floor coverings to the Hallway, Bedroom 1 & Bedroom 2 and dispose of34m2
4Supply and install new timber laminate flooring to the Hallway, Bedroom 1 & Bedroom 2 to match the living room34m2
5Remove existing bath complete and supply and install a new shower cubicle complete with new shower mixer1Item
6Remove existing wall tiles to bathroom and replace with new before fitting new shower1Item
7Remove 1No ceiling spotlight in the bathroom and reposition between existing bathroom lights. Patch up existing ceiling and re-paint1Item
8To re-decorate the existing walls to the Living / Kitchen, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bathroom & Hallway with 2 coats of White Vinyl Matt emulsion paint.113m2
9To re-decorate the existing ceilings to the Living / Kitchen, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bathroom & Hallway with 2 coats of White Vinyl Matt emulsion paint.60m2
10To supply and apply undercoat and gloss paint to the skirting boards45Metres
11To supply and apply undercoat and gloss paint to the single door frames & architraves7No
12To remove all existing furniture and dispose of1Item
13To remove the existing sink and replace with a new double stainless steel sink with side drainer and new taps1Item
14Replace existing entrance door chain with new1Item
15Lubricate the wardrobe sliding door track in the master bedroom1Item
16On completion of the works carry out a full clean to the apartment and balcony areas including washing all windows1Item

Client Testimonials

“You are a star! Thank you so much for all of the above, that is excellent news about the work having been completed and thank you for being meticulous and finding the extra fault with the boiler, I really appreciate you being so thorough with your inspection!”

“Great work I do appreciate the pics so much so thank you so much for those!”

“Excellent work, Brent! And thank you so much for the images! Those look great! I am really happy with what I have seen so far!”

Yes Neil’s visit was superb, my mum and I were really impressed with the speed and quality of his work!”

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