A Thanet Landlord’S Guide To Finding Tradespeople You Can Trust
03/10/2023 1615
A Thanet Landlord’s Guide to Finding Tradespeople You Can Trust

A Thanet Landlord’s Guide to Finding Tradespeople You Can Trust

This week’s lettings article offers landlords tips on finding tradespeople they can trust.

It’s up there with late rents, messy tenants and broken boilers on a landlord’s Headache-ometer.

What are we talking about?

Finding (and keeping) tradespeople you can trust to look after any property maintenance or issues landlords need to get sorted.

In this article, we share five tried, tested and trustworthy tips on how to find the very best and swerve the unreliable rest.

Tip #1: Know your needs

Understanding what you require is the first step. Is it a leaky tap or a major renovation? Assessing the job’s complexity will help you choose between a handyperson and a specialist.

Tip #2: Do your research – thoroughly

Don’t just rely on a quick Google search. Seek recommendations from friends, family and local letting agents. Check online reviews, professional accreditations and trade associations to gauge credibility. You can learn a lot about them from an initial telephone call. Were they polite? Did they sound organised and professional? If they promised to call you back, did they do so within an acceptable timeframe?

Tip #3: Remember the Three Quote Rule

If it’s a big job (over £150), get at least three quotes to compare prices, but don’t be swayed by the cheapest offer. Assess what’s included. Is what you’re going to be paying for clearly detailed? Does it include the quality of any materials required and the projected timeline? Cheap often doesn’t leave you cheerful – especially when employing skilled tradespeople.

Tip #4: Verify insurance and guarantees

Ensure any tradesperson you employ has the proper insurance and ask about guarantees. This shields you from potential liabilities and assures you of quality work. Guarantees and warranties can provide that extra peace of mind – ensure you have them in writing.

Tip #5: Consider a fully managed service

If you want to save time and eliminate stress, consider a fully managed service like ours. We have created a network of trusted tradespeople and vetted professionals we’ve worked with over the years. We can arrange everything for you, no problem.

And finally…

Finding the right tradespeople is no small task, but these five tips can guide you towards trustworthy professionals.

From understanding your needs to verifying credentials, each step ensures quality and reliability. Think of it as a checklist.

And remember, for hassle-free solutions, our fully managed service is here to help.

It’s all about creating a win-win situation – well-kept properties, happy tenants and contented landlords.

To find out more about our services, contact us today.

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About Cooke & Co

Cooke & Co, a liked and respected estate agency trading since 1992, is conveniently situated in the picturesque seaside district of Thanet. We proudly operate from our local offices in the region's primary towns, namely Margate, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate. Additionally, our extensive reach encompasses the charming areas of Westbrook, Westgate, Birchington, Monkton, Manston, and Minster. Our presence in these diverse locales enables us to offer an enriched understanding and comprehensive service to the property market in these prime coastal towns and villages.

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