If you’ve had reports from your tenants or you yourself are concerned that your buy to let property has encountered damage to the roof during severe weather conditions, and you want to inspect/repair the damage – take precautions. Don’t try to do so during the poor weather, due to the danger of high winds and even the possibility of a lightning strike.
If your property has suffered from roof damage and you don’t live near your rental property, or don’t have time to visit, ask your tenants a few simple questions to help you understand the extent of the damage:
You’ll need this information in order to make a claim through your buildings insurance.
To avoid further damage while waiting for an engineer, your tenants can take the following measures to protect the inside of the building and their belongings:
It sounds simple, but may be things your tenants don’t think of in an emergency.
Many landlords who are new to letting a property may not realise that they need specialist insurance to cover the properties they rent out.
When it comes to drainage at your home or at your buy to let property, there can be a whole host of confusing terms bandied around. This guide explains what some of the most common terms are and what they mean...