Landlords face potentially high maintenance fees for broken boilers
- 20th November 2014
- Landlord Property News
Regular servicing of tenants' boilers help prevent the high costs of steep emergency call out fees this winter.
This time of year sees many landlords on the receiving end of calls from tenants about boiler problems because the cold winter weather exposes faults when the boiler is on for sustained periods.
Landlords can be left holding the bill for emergency call out charges to fix them, potentially eating into the profitability of their buy-to-let investment.
One option that is increasingly popular with landlords is to ensure that all of the boilers in their portfolio of properties are serviced annually to avoid any surprise payments. Before winter is best, so that any potential issues are addressed before they can cause a problem.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman of Ludlow Thompson, comments: “I would advise all landlords to make sure their properties are ready for winter.
“Failing boilers are a common issue that we hear regularly about. Although we provide an emergency service for landlords, call out charges can add unwanted costs around the festive period.
“It is wise to avoid these problems by nipping them in the bud and ensuring your boiler is regularly serviced.”
I would advise all landlords to make sure their properties are ready for winter.
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