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128 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX

0203 877 0936

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1. Roofing

  • Roof Types: There are various types of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, metal, tile, and flat roofs. Each has its own advantages and maintenance requirements.
  • Maintenance: Regular roof inspections are essential to identify and address issues such as damaged shingles, leaks, or deteriorating flashing. Routine cleaning of debris and gutters helps prevent water damage/ Full roof reports/quotes are available.

2. Damp Reports

  • Dampness Issues: Dampness in buildings can lead to structural damage and health concerns. Common causes include leaks, condensation, and rising damp.
  • Damp Surveys: We can conduct damp surveys to identify the source and extent of moisture issues. These reports help prioritize repairs and treatments.

3. Inventory Checklists

  • Purpose: Inventory checklists are used in property management to document the condition and contents of a property. They are crucial during move-ins and move-outs.
  • Items to Include: A comprehensive checklist should cover fixtures, appliances, furnishings, and their condition. Photos and signatures of both tenant and landlord can be included for validation.

4. Gutter Clearances

  • Importance: Regular gutter maintenance prevents water damage to the building’s foundation, walls, and roof by ensuring proper drainage.
  • Frequency: Depending on the location and surroundings, gutters should be cleared at least twice a year, usually in Spring and Autumn.

5. External Maintenance 

  • Exterior Inspection: Regular inspections of the building’s exterior help identify issues like cracks, peeling paint, or damaged siding. Prompt repairs prevent further damage.
  • Landscaping: Landscaping maintenance includes lawn care, tree trimming, and keeping vegetation away from the building to prevent damage and maintain aesthetics.

6. Internal Repairs

  • Common Repairs: Internal repairs can include fixing plumbing issues (e.g., leaks), electrical problems (e.g., faulty wiring), and general wear and tear (e.g., wall patching and painting).
  • Tenant Requests: Landlords and property managers need to address tenant requests for repairs promptly to maintain tenant satisfaction and comply with rental regulations.
We offer full property management, by way of keeping detailed records, scheduling regular maintenance, and addressing issues promptly are essential for property preservation and tenant satisfaction. It’s often a good practice to engage qualified professionals for tasks like roofing inspections, damp surveys, and gutter clearances to ensure the safety and longevity of the property. Additionally, using standardized checklists for inventory and maintenance tasks can help streamline processes and minimize disputes.