Top Tips to Minimise Property Maintenance Charges

At Life Property Management we realise there can be many unforeseen property maintenance costs. As a homeowner you must ensure that your property is in a good state of repair and any maintenance issues within your property are attended to as quickly as possible. Should issues not be addressed promptly, it may lead to more expensive repairs.

This is why at lpm we proactively arrange maintenance and service contracts for the communal equipment, such as water tanks and pumps, lifts, gymnasium equipment, fire safety equipment and car park access gates. These maintenance contracts are vital in prolonging the life of the equipment and minimising charges for replacing the equipment.

In addition, we arrange regular cleaning of gutters and drainage, which, if not attended to can cause significant damage to properties.

Proactive property maintenance is the key to minimising maintenance costs.

Some maintenance costs can be minimised or avoided by acting promptly and effectively.

1. Refuse Disposal

Ensure refuse is disposed of correctly and check with your local Council for the uplift procedure for bulky items. The dumping of bulky items in communal bin areas is a frequent problem and one that will increase costs if a private contractor is required to uplift the items.

2. Water Leaks

Water leaks can cause substantial damage if not dealt with immediately. Should you have a water leak within your property it should be addressed as a matter of urgency by contacting lpm.

3. Communal Areas

Stairwell redecoration is quite often one of the largest costs for homeowners.  Communal areas, such as stairwells, tend to be treated with less care. Try to think of the communal areas as an extension of your home.

If you think a repair to the communal areas is required please contact lpm as soon as possible.

Should you need assistance or advice on a problem within your property, please contact enquiries@lpmonline.co.uk

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