What are the common Cardiff property maintenance issues?
Cardiff property maintenance issues pop up out of nowhere even in a new home. Therefore, it’s always smart to have someone who knows a little bit about property maintenance at the tip of your finger. That’s why Atlas Homes is here, we are literally a click of a button or a phone call away to provide you with the best Cardiff property maintenance that you could ever wish for.
So, here are some things that might pop up in your home that we can fix for you for a charge of course. However, if you can do them by yourself then it will end up saving you a little bit of money down the line.
Electrical wiring of any appliances
Fixing your leaking taps, heating and hot water issues
Any gas appliance issues you might be having
Fixing toilets, baths, sinks and pipes that might need attending to
If you are in an office building or apartment then lifts and communal entrances might need a fix
Any electrical wiring and appliances that you might have
Blockages in drains and pipes outside the building
Exterior issues that might prop up like walls, windows, external doors and roofing issues
These are usually what you would expect when it comes to Cardiff property maintenance, however, there are a few more things we can do for you here at Atlas Homes. If you need help with installing anything either in a commercial property or any kind of property for that matter then we can come out an put our expertise to work.
Helping you out when you need us!
Atlas Homes can help you with a wide variety of issues within planned maintenance like:
Installing any appliances like washing machines, boilers etc
Building you a brand-new conservatory
Installing new double-glazed windows
Emergency maintenance services on hand every day
Plastering walls or even building a new one for you
Providing plumbing solutions
As you can see customer satisfaction is what we are all about here at Atlas Homes, that is why we take so many responsibilities and make them better for you. No matter what the problem is with these issues above we can always sort them out, as our team is trained to perform a multitude of tasks available.
If you are a landlord here are five common problems you might face which we want to talk about:
As you might already know, leaks are quite common in all properties. For a landlord that owns many different properties they can be an absolute nightmare. Of course, you need to get them fixed as soon as possible otherwise water damage will become an even bigger issue.
As the owner of a property it is your responsibility to look after the home under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985. You must pay the money out of your account to fix leaks. Luckily most leaks are easy and cheap to fix, however, don’t put them off as they can be quite expensive in the long run. Most of the time leakages are caused by tenants which is a common practicality, this means that tenants should clean through the home as much as possible whenever they get a chance.
We all know that toilets get used multiple times in a day, especially if you have many people living in one household. Sufficed to say your toilet can become blocked and become a problem over many years of use. This is why it is best to have a company like Atlas Homes who has hands on experience that you know will fix any problems when it comes to your home.
When it comes to toilet blockages, both tenants and home owners have obligations. For example, if you want to change a toilet seat, or the pipes are clogged then it is the tenant’s responsibility to do these things. However, when it comes to the sewers, drains and external waste pipes this falls under the jurisdiction of the landlord of the building.
- Washing Machine
White goods like washing machines and refrigerators are the base of your home and sometimes they can really break down. If that’s the case then having someone who knows what they are talking about and that is always nearby is a good thing to consider. For example, Atlas homes knows the ins and outs of all washing machines as we are the Cardiff property maintenance kings when it comes to knowledge about appliances.
Here is where it gets a little tricky though as the responsibility technically lies with the tenant. However, landlords are required by law to supply a washing machine. However, the responsibility to look after it comes down towards the tenant. Luckily for the tenant though, most landlords recognise that it would be in their best interest to maintain and look after these appliances as they own them. Usually you will find that both owners of the property and tenants agree to look after these appliances in their own way.
You will find that during the winter months you will be spending a large amount of time and money fixing radiators as they are suddenly put to work after summer periods. Which is understandable but this sudden change to turn them on creates problems with the piping and central heating system.
Fortunately for tenants the law requires the landlord to accept full responsibility for radiators when it comes to heating and hot water. This doesn’t mean however that tenants are devoid from all of the responsibility as they are entrusted to clean an maintain radiators as well as other appliances within the home. You should take the time every month or so to check the function of your radiators and the take any actions you might deem appropriate, to make sure that they are running as smoothly as possible.
A faulty boiler is one of the most serious repair issues that any landlord has to deal with and is entirely the responsibility of the landlord. If one does not undergo repairs you can be charge with a criminal offence. Which is understandable in our opinion. Imagine not having an operational boiler in winter times? Most elderly people will most likely die because of this.
To have a better understanding of who should be looking after this as a responsibility it has to be the owner of the home as well as the tenant maintaining. Reaching some sort of agreement with each other is key as you need to both have the knowledge to keep your home fit as a fiddle. That is why it is the home owners responsibility to instruct tenants on how fix water pressure etc. Therefore, saving yourself the cost of an engineer to come out and take a look at the possibly faulty boiler issue.
At the end of the day, you should maintain and clean all of your appliances in your home as this will lower the possibility of having items break down in your home and then you becoming a nuisance for the home owner if you are renting. The one thing you don’t want to be is to be evicted from your home on short notice because of these reasons.
So, there is everything you needed to know about the common property maintenance issues that you will find within Cardiff property maintenance. How you can fix them, who really owns them and if you still get stuck then you can always call us here at Atlas homes on 02921690018 if you ever have any issues with any facilities within your home as you would want to assure, they are fixed as soon as possible. If you cannot manage to do it yourself of course, which proves that Atlas homes is all about health and safety plus, our clients peace of mind.
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If you are still wondering what we provide here at Atlas homes then please read around our website as you will find everything you need to about Cardiff property maintenance and much more. We are sure you will be enticed with everything we have to talk about when it comes to making sure that your home is looking the way that you want it to look.