Christmas is well and truly upon us, and if you’re a landlord that wants to make sure this really is the most wonderful time of year for both you and your tenants, follow our top tips for landlords over the festive season.
Prepare your properties for a white Christmas
Make sure that your properties are ready for all weather conditions – from a white Christmas to a winter wash out. Inspect your property before the weather takes hold and take the necessary precautions and make any required improvements.
Make sure your tenants know who to contact in case of an emergency
Make sure your tenants have your most up to date contact details in case of an emergency over Christmas.
Avoid burst pipes
Are your tenants heading away over Christmas? Keep the heating in the property on low to avoid burst pipes.
Sweep the chimney
If your property has a chimney it’s advisable to make sure that it’s clear. If anything is stuck up there it could present a fire risk to your tenants.
Have a bank of trusted tradesmen
Instead of scrambling around in the yellow pages searching for an emergency plumber or electrician in your local area, it’s always good to have tradespeople that you already know and trust.
Share the joy of Christmas
Finally, if you want to strengthen your landlord-tenant bond this Christmas, why not give your tenant a small gift or even send them a Christmas card? It will show them you’re thinking of them and make them feel appreciated.
At Pisoria, we constantly remain up to date with the latest licensing laws, therefore you can rest assured that your properties are complaint with legislation. Find out more about how we can help you here.