Archive for November 2015

Benefits of using an Independent Inventory Clerk vs doing it yourself

Renting a property can be risky for both landlords and tenants – a marked wall, a burn on a carpet, a missing blind could cost a tenant their deposit. With the introduction of Tenancy Deposit Protection inventories have become more important than ever. If a dispute arose between a landlord and their tenant, before any kind of judgement…

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The dreaded task of cleaning the oven

                As we specialise in end of tenancy cleaning we’ve seen more dirty ovens than we can count and it remains one of those jobs you put off for as long as possible.  However, using the right product it doesn’t have to be such a bad job. We’ve…

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How much to charge tenants for redecoration?

At the end of a tenancy the majority of Landlords face a dilemma over what deductions to make from their tenants deposits for damage. In the majority of cases this will focus on potential redecoration costs, whether it be for scuffs on walls, blu tac marks or graffiti art! Unfortunately it is not just as…

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Is it cheaper using a timer for Hot Water?

We often get asked by tenants when carrying out a Legionella Risk Assessment – is it cheaper using a timer for hot water or should I leave it turned on all of the time? Unfortunately for this question there is no definite yes or no.  As everyone is on a different tariff, has a more or…

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