Protecting your rented property from the Winter weather can save you money, while making sure you keep warm when the temperatures drop. From the heating and insulation to your plumbing and garden, there are a variety of checks to do to prevent any issues in your home.
We have put together this simple maintenance checklist to help rental property tenants uncover any faults that could harm their property (and bank balance) if left untreated.
We rely heavily on our heating in the Winter, especially when it snows! The last thing you need is a broken radiator or an unsafe fireplace. To help keep your home warm and cozy, you should:
Inefficient insulation can result in a loss of heat and an increase in your bills. Having effective insulation is also better for the environment and is one of the best ways to fight climate change. Complete these simple but useful checks to prevent any temperature drops:
Garden and outdoor areas
In the Winter, our gardens and patios can become neglected. To minimise any outdoor damage and possible safety hazards, you could:
When it’s dry outside, it’s a good time to check the property’s exterior for any damages or faults. If you can’t access upstairs windows or guttering safely, you can hire a professional to check on your behalf.
You can spot damage by looking for:
Keeping the water flowing is even more important in Winter. Follow these steps to make sure you’re well prepared:
If you find any damage, you can report the issue on the Venture online portal using a smartphone, tablet or computer.
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