Reducing heat loss in a rental property is one great way to keep tenants happy and encourage them to stay longer. When buying a rental property, make sure that you get a proper inspection to check what sort of problems you might have with moisture, ventilation and heating!
Many of us have older rental properties that need a good dose of maintenance from time to time. Be aware that lead paint can be an issue in older properties (mostly prior to 1980) and get the right person to do the job safely.
Wasp nests are a real problem when heading into the warmer months. A wasp sting can be very painful and in some cases life threatening, so the last thing that you want is a nest growing in or around your rental property.
If there is a sudden, steep change of gradient in the level of the land on your property, or if your foundations are under threat from a sliding hill, you should consider building a retaining wall.
An architect is a highly qualified specialist in all practical, emotional and legal matters relating to the design of buildings, and the extent of their work goes a great deal further than the drawing up of construction plans.
The rewards for treating a tenant well can be huge. Renewed contracts, timely rent and a personal touch can all come from a simple act of kindness over Christmas, but choosing the right gift basket for a tenant at Christmas is vital to convey the right sentiments.