When’s the best time of year to carry out maintenance work on your property?

Winter’s the perfect time to plan maintenance work for the rest of the year. Here’s what to schedule throughout the coming months.

With Australia currently enjoying the long winter nights, it’s a good time for landlords to think about the maintenance work and non-urgent repairs their properties might need over the coming seasons. While most landlords will try and time maintenance works for the periods when a property is empty, if your tenants are on a long-term lease, you’ll have to schedule around them.

So when’s the best time of year to carry out scheduled maintenance of your property? Here’s a breakdown by season of how you can divide this work:

Spring

Once winter’s over, it’s going to be a good time to have any landscaping work done in your property’s garden. This will help to ensure these outdoor spaces don’t become overgrown during the summer months, especially if you are taking down or trimming large trees. This is also the best time to get solar panels installed to make the most of the longer days to come.

Summer

With Australia’s long, hot summer days, this is the ideal time to have a property repainted, or to have maintenance work carried out on the roof and gutters. It’s also the time to talk with your tenants about your air conditioning unit, to make sure it’s working properly.

Autumn

Think about any heat-saving measures you might like to introduce before winter sets in. This can not only improve quality of life for your tenants, it will improve the value of your property in the long-term. It’s also a good time to check the seals on doors and windows.

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