The Easy Way to Keep Your London Property in Top Shape

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If you have invested in London property, you will want to do whatever it takes to maintain or even increase its value.

Owning property sounds incredibly easy, but if you are doing it properly, especially if you are holding it as an investment, you will know it definitely isn’t easy. You need to take care of it and maintain it in top shape. The least bit of laziness or allowing something to lapse, can have a serious impact on the value of your investment over the long term.

In fact, if your property is not well maintained, that can even make it more difficult to attract tenants, can result in lower rents, and actually just feels bad to be associated with.

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Before you buy a property, of course, you should ensure that the level of maintenance or renovation it will require is acceptable to you, both in terms of what it will cost and how it will affect your lifestyle. Every property should be thoroughly inspected prior to purchasing to check for hidden faults that might eventually result in costly repairs and high maintenance bills.

Once you have gone ahead and purchased the property, you’ll have an on-going commitment to protect that investment. Some of the things that will need attention include:

  • The roof, guttering, and downspouts
  • Exterior and interior paint
  • Visual inspection for evidence of subsidence
  • Care of the garden areas and paved walkways
  • Inspecting and maintaining plumbing
  • Replacing faulty or damaged electrical fittings

These are just the regular items that you can anticipate, but of course if you have tenants then there can be additional costs, both during the tenancy and immediately after. All of this may sound incredibly expensive, but actually it doesn’t necessarily have to be.

Fortunately, there is a company providing handyman services in London, where you are only a click away from whatever services you may need, and at very affordable rates.

This service, called Handywork Solutions, makes it perfectly easy for you to hire a local person to carry out repairs, inspections, and installations, with a very simple and sensible payment system that is easy to understand.

You can opt for an hourly hire, best suited to short jobs that are not likely to require much work, where you pay £45 for the first hour and then £15 for each additional 30 minutes after that. Alternatively, if the work is likely to be more extensive, you can opt for a daily hire, which costs just £200 per day on week days or £220 per day on weekends.

It’s the easiest way to get a London plumber, electrician, carpenter, decorator or general handyman, and at a significant saving compared to calling most contractors directly. Many landlords have already made quite considerable savings, simply by avoiding direct by-the-job quotes from independent contractors.

You will also have peace of mind from knowing that the handyman that you hire has already been pre-vetted for you by Handywork Solutions to ensure the handyman is honest, reliable, and qualified for the work they’ll be doing for you.