Property-maintenance scheme @ £12p.m.- comments?

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    #16
    Hi
    The outside is all covered also. The only thing we cant do internally at this moment in time is locks but would like to include it somewhere down the line if possible then we would be complete.

    I would like to once again thank you for your time in replying . Some of the comments have really helped and I will continue to tweak . I am allready thinking of changing the cleanout process to something like carpets cleaned cooker fridge bathroom etc then offer a set fee on top for removal of tennants belongings. I will also endeaver to come up with a soloution where by I can keep the landlord in the loop but also guarantee I get the bulk of the work that needs done boilers water repairs etc etc.

    Thanks once agin your comments have been invaluable

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      #17
      Originally posted by daviezone View Post
      Hi
      The outside is all covered also. The only thing we cant do internally at this moment in time is locks but would like to include it somewhere down the line if possible then we would be complete.

      I would like to once again thank you for your time in replying . Some of the comments have really helped and I will continue to tweak . I am allready thinking of changing the cleanout process to something like carpets cleaned cooker fridge bathroom etc then offer a set fee on top for removal of tennants belongings. I will also endeaver to come up with a soloution where by I can keep the landlord in the loop but also guarantee I get the bulk of the work that needs done boilers water repairs etc etc.

      Thanks once agin your comments have been invaluable
      If LL has paid for package and has not used it then he will call you in the first instance to get his monies worth (for sure !!) it is up to you to get these first callouts 100% spot on and inspire confidence and val 4 money ...this in turn will/should have an exponentially positive knock on effect on client uptake!

      With that package you will automatically become first port of call, once rapport established and, assuming val for money ..i seriously dont think you will have any worries about a lack of work ! ...quite the opposite methinks !
      Once you have worked on a boiler and LL knows you are familiar with "that boiler" he will have your tel no tattooed onto his eyelids !
      Good on yer Dave ...nice too see some positivity on here, i wish you every success, keep us posted on developments.
      A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
      W.Churchill

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        #18
        Many landlords (including me) would not want tenants calling up contractors without their knowledge. There are too many people who cry wolf. Others may want to hide damage they have caused.

        Worse still (in my opinion) there is a significant number of tenants who do not report problems at all. Landlords find out at tenant departure.

        I want to stay in control at all times, not only of my property but what contractors do in it. It would be no good to me you cleaning away evidence if I want to sue.

        Maybe your service would be most useful to landlords who do not live close to their properties or those who have too many to manage without assistance.

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          #19
          Originally posted by Poppy View Post
          Many landlords (including me) would not want tenants calling up contractors without their knowledge. There are too many people who cry wolf. Others may want to hide damage they have caused.

          Worse still (in my opinion) there is a significant number of tenants who do not report problems at all. Landlords find out at tenant departure.

          I want to stay in control at all times, not only of my property but what contractors do in it. It would be no good to me you cleaning away evidence if I want to sue.

          Maybe your service would be most useful to landlords who do not live close to their properties or those who have many properties.
          Or those, as Poppy (&I) have pointed out : who remain in control.

          (I think there is a trend developing here - Take note!)
          A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
          W.Churchill

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            #20
            Points noted
            I think the keyring scheme will almost undoubtedly have to be an optional extra, for people who have too many or cant deal with the agrivation, which was my intention to relive some of the headache phonecalls but I see exactly where you are coming from, and will have to just justify myself to the landlord that my number is the only one they will need for their maintenace issues, through good communication, quick response times and good standard of workmanship at a fair price.
            Keep the comments coming if you will I invite anyone who has not allready commented to have their tuppence worth and will shape my scheme to suit the customer ( allways a good idea me thinks )

            Thanks again guys

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              #21
              Hi Daviezone and of course all others.

              I have just bought into a property maintenance / cleaning company myself and we intend to do something very similar in the Cardiff & Vale areas (note to Rodent!!! haha)
              We will carry out all minor repairs to the property where Landlords would only pay for materials, cleaning of course can / should be claimed from a tenants bond but where tenants vacate improperly then these cleans / clears / gardening will be included in the price. We are looking to pitch our price around the £15 a month level for this. HMO's would need to be priced differently as we would like to carry out a monthly clean of communal areas within the cost. This would be advantageous to Landlords because whilst we are in the property we would also be monitoring it's condition regularly.

              Of course ALL works would be run by the Landlord BEFORE any works were undertaken. Landlords would instruct us rather than tenants as previously noted Tenants would be on the phone all the time!!


              We are also commencing a separate maintenance program that would cover all boilers (plus radiators), plumbing & drainage (to the mains) and guttering.
              All for the princely sum of £17.50 a month. This covers all parts and labour, and annual Gas Safety certificate. We are trying to tag on minor electrical work also in this but this is with solicitors at the moment and needs to be finalised.
              Ambition is Critical

              I don't profess to be a knowledge in all areas, my advice is based on life experience.

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