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Repairs and Maintenance - 14th Jun 2011

Repairs and Maintenance Clearly one of the down sides to owning rental properties is the hassle of (R&M) - repairs and maintenance.
Firstly, there’s the cost. Ever noticed how it always costs more than expected? Then (and this can be the really frustrating part) there’s the issue of tracking down the right tradesperson to do the job, getting them there, getting it done right, working in with the tenants etc. In our view it’s the worst part of owning and being involved in rental properties so we decided to do something about it.
We advertised for a ‘Property Guru’ – someone who could tackle most simple R&M jobs and who we had confidence would do a good job at a reasonable rate. After well over 100 phone calls and a short-list of about 5 supposed experts later we found our Guru. Nigel (aka ‘Guru’) from Land Dynamics Ltd. has a Master’s degree in engineering and is practical to boot. He can tackle most jobs whether they are big or small – gardening, painting, water blasting, miscellaneous household repairs, cleaning out gutters etc.
On a recent job instead of having to have expensive scaffolding placed around a large St Clair property Nigel got the work done in no time using climbing ropes and in the process saved the owner $100’s! Charge out rate is $40 p/h plus a small vehicle charge depending on travel distances. He’s agreed to make all Propertyscouts jobs his priority so we know they will be done within a day or so of us organising them. There’s never been a better time to get up to date with your R&M even if it’s on your own place and not the rental! Just let us know and we’ll send the Guru.

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