HMO Plumbing and Heating Engineers
As an owner or prospective owner of an HMO (House of Multiple Occupation), having a dedicated plumber may seem a little excessive,however, we believe that there are some very valid reasons why you should….
- Advice, Guidance and Experience
Bradley Plumbing and Heating Engineers like all professionals spend years learning and honing their craft. There isn’t much that they haven’t seen and repaired or replaced; and they have (like other professions) strict rules and regulations, certifications and requirements to adhere to.
What sets a Plumbing & Heating Engineer that has worked on an HMO apart will be the understanding of the urgency and difference it makes to a landlord to get any problems or issues rectified ASAP. They are on hand for you to call and ask advice or to gain guidance with any issues that arise, meaning that you can solve them before they become a problem.
Having a Plumbing and Heating Engineer with HMO experience on retainer means that you never have to worry that you will end up with a dispute about the standard of care you provide your tenants nor will you have to take matters into your own hands to put a temporary fix in place, should there be no-one available to assist you in the event of an emergency.
- When it comes to fixtures and fittings, rules and regulations – your HMO plumber knows best.
What a Plumbing & Heating Engineer with experience of working on HMOs will bring is knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations and experience gained in maintaining HMO properties.
Although each Local Authority will have its own HMO standards that will need to be followed (and a landlord should know these) there is a common theme on how much room is required in a bathroom/kitchen and what fixtures and fittings should be fitted, and how they should be maintained, depending on how many tenants there are.
There is also peace of mind knowing that they will help you stay on the right side of the law by undertaking maintenance, testing and inspection of your plumbing and heating system to ensure that you have a safe, effective and efficient systems along with providing you with the right documentation for both yourself and your tenants.
A HMO Plumbing and Heating Engineer will also be able to provide advice on and supply the correct Carbon Monoxide detectors. Again, each Local Authority has its own requirements, however, it is recommended even if you don’t have a solid fuel fire in where there is sleeping accommodation, to have one fitted as a matter of safety and precaution.
Not only will your Plumbing and Heating Engineer be able to recommend showers or heating systems that will cope with the different demands of your tenants within your HMO, a good one will come highly recommended.
Letting Agents understand the need to have a reliable and dedicated service that will respond when there is an emergency and provide support and guidance on what is the best solution to any problems. We have recommendations and testimonials from our clients which feature home owners, Letting Agents and Landlords. Like this one:
Bradley Plumbing has been one of our preferred contractors for many years as a Gas Safe Engineer and Plumber. The repairs which have been carried out and the service which has been provided has been impeccable. We would recommend Steve’s services to others; he has a professional and friendly approach towards clients and nothing is too much trouble. They can be called up on at short notice and can give advice where required over the telephone to cut down on landlord costs.
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For a landlord that is privately renting out their HMO, having someone recommended, reliable and trustworthy is incredibly important. You can check out our other reviews, including those from landlords here: https://bradleyplumbing.co.uk/letting-agents/
A dedicated, qualified, knowledgeable HMO Plumbing and Heating Engineer will have no problems helping you to maintain your property to a correct standard. They will be able to provide you with advice and reassurance as well ensuring that your tenant and your property will always be well cared for.
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If you live in the Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster Dronfield, Mansfield, Rotherham Sheffield or Wath-upon-Dearne and need a professional, reliable plumber that has full experience of looking after an HMO then look no further. You are always in good hands when you call Bradley Plumbing and Heating. T. 07917 776549.