Your rental property is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, and may well form a major part of your income, so it’s important to ensure you keep it in the best possible shape.

Maintenance is one of the main ongoing costs for a landlord, but it’s an area where you can’t really take any shortcuts.

Having said that, there are things you can do to make things easier on yourself – starting with investing enough time and money into your property.

If you are fairly practical yourself, set aside some time on a regular basis to do checks and make any minor repairs that need doing. It’s also a good idea to keep a maintenance fund which you can top up with a small proportion of each month’s rent for when any bigger jobs come up.

Building good working relationships with tradesmen is vital, so when you do need to call on a professional, you know exactly who to call and are confident they will do a good job.

In fact, having a good team of tradesmen on your side is so important I would advise making that a priority even before you buy your first rental property.

Telford is blessed with a good number of excellent professional tradesmen so you shouldn’t have a problem making some good contacts. Give me a call on 01952 290 163 for more advice about property management in Telford.

Dawn

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