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80% of landlords practice proactive property maintenance to prevent problems

Total Landlord’s recent survey paints a promising picture of the landlord community’s approach to property maintenance, with 80% reporting that they take proactive measures to prevent issues. Only 14.3% said ‘if it isn’t broken, I won’t fix it’ and a small minority of 5.6% responded that they ‘fix issues as cheaply as possible’.

Maintaining your property so that it is safe and habitable for your tenants is part and parcel of being a good landlord. And with winter on its way out, spring is the perfect time to check your property for damage and identify any maintenance issues. By acting now, you could even help reduce the risks of having to make a claim on your insurance.

“Many landlords overlook the outdoor areas of a property so spring is a good time to check for any hazards that could cause an accident. If you have done everything right, but a third party is still intent on trying to sue you, then liability insurance is an essential feature of landlord insurance which offers protection if a tenant or visitor is injured on your property.”

Steve Barnes, Head of Broking, Total Landlord

As part of Total Landlord’s sponsorship of the Insurance Zone on LandlordZONE’s forum, the Total Landlord team will be sharing timely and topical content each month. This month, it’s time for a property health check. Read Total Landlord’s new guide to spring property maintenance, with top tips for a safe and successful tenancy from LandlordZONE’s founder, Tom Entwistle.

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