1. One of the most common and recurring problems in property is damp. However when the problem is caught early on, the cost of a homeowner is no more than finding the leak, and then scraping away plaster, that has been damaged by water.
When damp is caught early the costs run into the low hundreds of pounds, however when damp is left untreated it can lead to whole walls and half walls having to be cut back to their original rendering, damp proofed and then plastered and redecorated. PTC property maintenance, have often had to call an external damp proofing for properties which are being neglected or not managed correctly.
Damp proofing an entire room downstairs of a property can run into the many of thousands pounds when of course the problem could have been easily solved and fixed in the first place.
2. Keeping up-to-date with painting and decorating can ensure that your property has an increased ROI. Better looking properties that are well maintained often yield increased rents year-on-year the properties that are neglected. PTC offer a full decorating and renovation service for all our clients.
3. Making use of additional space can make the difference between moving house and staying put. One of the advantages of extending your property either through a loft conversion or a house extension can be the avoidance of having to move due to lack of space, or additional family members. Whilst loft extensions can run into the tens of thousands in house extension is even more it is still cheaper than moving house or paying stamp duty. PTC can undertake a number of loft extensions in house extensions using our own in house architect Jason Roberts of Building Connections.
4. Our last tip may sound obvious but it is a constant bugbear to our clients who rent out properties. When tenants are they casing a property it can often be an afterthought the landlord ensures that the property is in exactly the same state as it was offered the tenant at the beginning of their rented period. Industrial cleaning can be expensive and necessary when properties have been rented for a number of years.
PTC can offer the service landlords, in addition we can also find cleaners for all properties nationwide, which can be included in part of the tenancy contracts where the cleaner comes and cleans the property on a regular basis.