Landlords need to inspect properties to pick up any faults

Landlords need to inspect properties to pick up any faults

It is important that landlords visit their portfolio of properties so that they can keep an eye out for structural damage, according to an expert.

Nick Oldridge, from, said that investors are likely to find that their renter will not report problems of this nature.

He added that he never did when acting as a tenant as the fabric of the building was not a concern to him.

"If you are a landlord you should attend the property at least yearly or twice yearly to do an inspection and see where you stand with your roof structure. You could very quickly wipe out all that you gain from your rental income if you have a problem essentially," Mr Oldridge stated.

Issues such as roof leakage or cracks down the side of the building are unlikely to be picked up easily, as landlords are often more concerned by what is happening inside the property.

Therefore, paying close attention on these visits should help investors to pick up any problems before they become too serious.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801378529-ADNFCR

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