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10 simple steps to protect your Plymouth property this spring


Spring is on the horizon, and with it comes fresh challenges for landlords in Plymouth.

It’s crucial you maintain your rental property to ensure the comfort and safety of your tenants. This is also vital to preserve the value of your investment.

While spring brings a sense of rejuvenation and renewal, it also signals the beginning of a busy period for property maintenance. 

Our Lang Town & Country lettings team has come up with some practical tips, common pitfalls, and strategies for success in tackling your spring maintenance list.

From landscaping to addressing the wear and tear of winter, navigating the unique demands of this transitional season requires careful planning and proactive management.

Here are 10 simple steps to maintain your Plymouth rental property this spring:

1. Inspect your exterior

Walk around the property to inspect the exterior for any signs of damage caused by winter weather, such as cracks in the foundation, damaged siding, or missing roof shingles.

2. Clean gutters and downspouts

Remove debris from gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage to the property’s foundation and roof during spring showers.

3. Check for pest infestations

Look for signs of pest infestations, such as droppings, chewed wires, or nests, and take appropriate measures to address them before they become a more significant issue.

4. Service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems

Schedule a professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) service to clean and inspect heating and cooling systems to ensure they are functioning efficiently and ready for the transition from heating to cooling.

5. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Check all your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are in good working condition and replace batteries if needed.

6. Inspect your plumbing

Check for leaks in pipes, taps, and water heaters, and repair any issues to prevent water damage and mold growth.

7. Clean and service appliances

Clean and service appliances such as the refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and washing machine to ensure they are operating efficiently and safely.

8. Trim trees and shrubs

Trim overgrown trees and shrubs to prevent them from causing damage to the property’s exterior and to improve curb appeal.

9. Check outdoor lights

Replace any burnt-out bulbs and ensure outdoor lighting fixtures are functioning correctly to improve safety and security around the property.

10. Spruce up your garden

Plan for regular lawn maintenance tasks such as mowing, weeding, and fertilising to keep the property’s exterior looking neat and well-maintained.


Can you help me look after my Plymouth property?

Regular maintenance and timely repairs can help prevent costly problems down the road. They will also keep your rental property in excellent condition for your tenants.

Incredibly, according to the latest data from the English Housing Survey, only 46% of landlords use a letting agent regularly, while a staggering 49% choose not to use one at all. 

Lang Town Town & Country has a number of expert services which are designed to take the stress out of being a landlord in Plymouth.

Our award-winning lettings team has 25 years of expertise and knowledge to ensure you don’t get caught out by silly mistakes or oversights.

We offer four main lettings management services in Plymouth: Tenant Find, Rent Collection, Managed, and Managed +.

Each offers varying degrees of support for landlords, but if you want our full service, Managed + will give you complete peace of mind that your property is being well cared for.

Find out more about the benefits.

How do I get in touch with Lang Town & Country?

If you’re thinking about moving or renting in Plymouth, please do contact a member of our team today and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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Plymouth Sales – 01752 256000 /

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