Our experience with developments both from a client and developers viewpoint and
working on continuing management and lettings affords us the understanding and importance
of a successful handover of the development from the contractor to the client.
Usually however issues and quirks are only made apparent when a tenant or client
actually moves in. At this point any issue costs both the client and tenant money
and time and could lead to reduced rent claims from the tenant.
This is made worse if the original contractor is no longer trading or there had been
a dispute or in fact the defects liability period has expired. Which all leads to
extra expense for the client.
We aim to reduce or alleviate these issues by offering our unique service.
Just after practical completion and just before the property is to be marketed one
of our team move in and stay in the property over a couple of days (more people or
days maybe required if the property is significantly larger than a standard 3 bedroom
house or apartment).
Our team would then aim to utilise all components of the home as would a tenant or
client moving in.
Typically checking any of the following (to name just a few):
Hot water and heating systems including timers, thermostats and trv's.
Sanitary ware from sinks, baths, fans to showers etc.
Kitchen appliances including ovens and washing machines
Telephone, audio visual and security systems including door entry systems and fire
Lifts and emergency call buttons
Lights and lighting systems
Specialised items such as retractable roof windows.
Swimming pools and gym equipment, steam rooms and saunas.
We test for general operational use and ease of use from a tenant's or client's viewpoint.
Our experience of maintenance also allows us to spot potential high risk issues such
as lack of appropriate access panels and missing or lack of appropriate stop cocks.
We also go as far as checking all property paper work to ensure user documentation
is clear for the end user and items are appropriately labelled as well as ensuring
certain regulatory documentation is present such as landlord's certificate or electrical
At the end of the visit a report will be presented indicating our findings and listing
recommendations for continued ease of future maintenance and or concerns.