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Top-tips for landlords… have a plumber on standby

For landlords when it comes to maintaining a property, we all know that it can be hard to keep up; as soon as you’ve finished one job, there is always another.

For Landlords, this can be quite time consuming, especially as there are rules, regulations and laws that need to be adhered to.

As a private Landlord, your responsibilities lie firmly in looking after the major repairs and maintenance of a property. So, having trades-people on hand to help with keeping the property in ship-shape is a must. Though, it should be noted, tenants do have a duty of care too, to keep things in a reasonable state.

We explore some of the reasons why having a plumber/heating engineer on hand, can save you time, money and the stress of sorting out problems…

 

Emergency…

From burst water pipes and backed up toilets to central heating that doesn’t work, all these form part of an emergency. As Landlords, you need to respond within 24 hours (wherever possible) to either make or organise for repairs.

This is when you really need to have the number of a reliable, reputable plumber available to undertake emergency work, to take the stress and strain of dealing with it, out of your hands.

What’s more, knowing that you can pass your trusted trades-partner details to your tenant, so that they can contact them direct in the event of an emergency. Will help to keep your relationship on a good footing, minimise potential damage, and the inconvenience to your tenant.

 

Keeping you out of hot water

As part of a your (Landlords) legal duties, the maintenance and servicing of the gas fired central heating system must be undertaken by a gas safe engineer. Using the same plumber/heating engineer means that they know the property and will in all likelihood, know the heating system’s inner workings very well.

The benefit of having your system serviced means that you, and your tenant, know that it’s working efficiently and effectively. A well-maintained heating system will not only last longer (a bonus for you), but will also reduce the cost of heating, a bonus for your tenant.

 

Clear, clean and contained

Clearing out drains and gutters as well as lagging external pipes all help to keep maintenance costs down, and are all things you, as Landlords, can do quite easily.

However, it’s always good practice to get your plumber to have a quick peek (when at the property) at all pipe work to ensure that there are no visible wear and tear, cracks or leaks.

If there are, they can then organise to repair or replace these before it become a problem.

 

Installations

If your tenant wishes to add a new washing machine or plumb in a dish washer etc., having your go-to plumber on hand to undertake, this means that you don’t have to worry later on down the line. A poorly fitted appliance/pipe/fitting can lead to leaks.

Even a small leak can lead to big problems.  Even though it would be the responsibility of your tenant, if they fitted it themselves, the hassle of having to sort this out with the tenant can be avoided by using your go-to plumber. A no-brainer for landlords.

 

Planning ahead

Booking the service of your tenant’s heating system on an annual basis in advance, means that you never have to worry that your Gas Safety Certificate will run out.

You could even book a maintenance plan with your trusted trades-partner. Setting out a schedule of checks and booking in the service, paid for over a set period of time, means that your tenant can be sure that you have their best interest, and the welfare of your property, at heart. Specially developed for landlords.

 

Trust

As a trusted partner with numerous Letting Agents, builders and commercial property owners we know the challenges Landlords face when looking after their properties.

We provide a reputable, reliable and first-class service each and every time we visit our client’s property, which is why they come back to us year after year.

 

Check out our blog and video on gas inspection works.

If you’d like to find out more about us you can visit the rest of our website www.bradleyplumbing.co.uk; take a look at some of our videos or just give us a call, after-all it’s good to talk! T. 07917 776549

 

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    Trustworthy, reliable, friendly and brilliant at what they do…

    We have used Bradley Plumbing for many years within the Sheffield Methodist Circuit and they are very good. They have provided us with gas inspections, installations, callouts, service and repairs on gas, heating and plumbing issues plus bath installations. No job is too small or too big for them. Their response and customer service are excellent and they are great to work with.  I would definitely recommend them.

    THE METHODIST CHURCH
    Sheffield

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    As a private landlord I always need reliable trades who I can trust to carry out work for me when needed, as I don’t always see the end result of the work it the property already has a tenant in place.

    Since I’ve been using Steve and the team at Bradley Plumbing and Heating, I have never looked back. Weather its just been a Gas Safe check or a full heating system I’ve always been given honest advice on the best way forward. The solution has always been completed on time and within the price or budget given before the work commenced.

    STEVE SMITH
    Sheffield

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    Stephen was very professional and knowledgeble. He replaced my very old boiler with a new one, having to adapt completely to a knew system. He was friendly and took less time than I thought. Overall very happy with the job. Thanks!

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    Chesterfield

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    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 to 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.

    MERRYWEATHERS LETTING AGENTS
    Rotherham

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    Steve and his apprentice, Jason, recently installed a full central heating system at my home. I was very pleased with his workmanship and principals - honest, trustworthy and reliable. They completed the work on time and in budget, I would highly recommend them - everything from initial consultation to completion of works was excellent. Great people, great company.

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    Sheffield

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