PROTECTING YOUR VALUABLE INVESTMENT PROPERTY
It’s critical to ensure that your investment property is always kept in the best possible condition throughout the summer months to give you the ability to attract and retain high-quality tenants.
Bush Fire Danger
Australian summers can be disastrous in relation to fires. Remember a dry winter can invariably lead to a dangerously hot summer creating havoc in bushy and heavily treed areas. When it comes to your investment property and the safety of your tenants, don’t take any risks with fire hazards.
If your gutters are full of leaves, twigs, and debris they can easily become a threat, so ensure you clear your gutters regularly to prevent any risk to the property and to your tenants.
It is the Landlords responsibility to provide and maintain working smoke alarms, inspecting and testing them annually. However, ensuring that your investment property and tenants are appropriately protected is not as simple as just pressing the ‘test’ button on your smoke alarms. You must ensure that you employ a professional smoke alarm inspector to carry out a regular comprehensive smoke detector service. Make sure that both your investment property and your tenants are appropriately protected in the event of a fire. If you need help engaging a professional, we can assist you.
Garden maintenance and pool safety
As summer approaches, you will invariably find that your property’s garden is in need of some attention. Weed the garden, lay fresh mulch, ensure your plants are getting enough water but be mindful of any water restrictions in place.
Summer is also a great time for your tenants to enjoy using the pool if your property has one. Cleaning the pool is important, but ensuring it is safe is a necessity. All swimming pools and spas on residential properties are required to have a safety barrier or pool fence.
If you need any further guidance in maintaining your property over summer, contact us now before it’s too late.