Maintenance & Refurbishment
Having a history of refurbishing and maintaining many of our own properties, this part of our business is at the heart of what K Letting do. We have built up an extensive network of reliable contractors who specialise in rental portfolio works, ensuring your home is maintained to last!
Of course, some repairs are inevitable throughout the length of the tenancy and we like to ensure that landlords are prepared in case this happens. As well as general building and interior repairs, you must also consider the repair and/or replacement of major electrical items as they age.
On signing with K Letting we agree in advance the level of responsibility you wish us to have in arranging repairs and replacements. This allows you peace of mind, knowing that without further reference to you, we will arrange our local contractors, or contractors of your choice, to carry out any such necessary works.
The agreed work amount sees K Letting deal with any repairs or maintenance, and the typical agreement is up to £150. This bill is then passed on to the landlord on completion. Some landlords prefer to take responsibility for these matters themselves and this is perfectly acceptable to us.
Major repairs will, of course, be discussed with you first and in these circumstances, estimates will be obtained for your approval, subsequent works will be supervised by us and we will report to you as necessary. Sometimes a deposit is required up front on larger projects to enable our contractors to get started.
When there is an emergency repair, such as a burst pipe or leak, there are various legal obligations on all parties. We may feel it necessary to instruct on work immediately particularly when it will prevent further damage to the property, or when the situation presents a health and safety risk to tenants. In such circumstances, when we feel it necessary to act first, we will always act with common sense and with your best interests in mind.
It is always made clear to tenants should they consider instructing their own contractor, they may be liable for the full costs. We recommend this happens only in the most extreme of circumstances.
For investment landlords or single property landlords with older properties, we can arrange and co-ordinate refurbishment projects of any size.
You can be assured that your property and tenants are in safe hands with K Letting.