Frequently Asked Questions
About Residential Property Maintenance
What is property maintenance?
Property maintenance is any maintenance which is undertaken to help keep a property running to the best of its condition. This might include maintenance activities such as safety checks, waste removal, cleaning etc. which may be conducted on a regular basis to ensure a property is fully functional.
What does property maintenance cover?
Property maintenance covers any maintenance activities undertaken to ensure buildings and their attached environments are in working condition. This could cover everything from landscape gardening and pest control to safety checks and cleaning.
What are the roles of property maintenance?
The roles involved in property maintenance could stretch from responding to a tenant's request to fix a boiler, to maintaining a lawn for a property, to even cleaning or repainting a common use area in a property.
What is a property maintenance inspection?
A property maintenance inspection typically involves an assessment of the interior and/or exterior of a property to keep a record of any maintenance that might be needed now or in the future.
Who is responsible for property maintenance?
Typically landlords are generally responsible for keeping a property 'fit for human habitation' by ensuring the repair and maintenance of various different aspects of a property. These include but are not limited to - the structure and exterior of a property, roofs, walls, drains and guttering. Inside a property this responsibility stretches to baths, showers, toilets and pipework as well as anything to do with heating or electrics within the property.
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