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 Roofapedia.com, said that investors are likely
to find that their renter will not report problems of this
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