Being a landlord can be a time-consuming endeavour, with more tasks and duties than one might expect. Answering tenant call-outs in a timely and satisfactory manner, is just one of the many things that regularly require your attention.
Property upkeep and maintenance is a big task, and even if you have an estate agent managing the property there can be a lot of decisions to make. As a landlord, you may be comfortable with the DIY and problem-fixing call-outs, but there are some issues for which will always require a skilled expert or tradesperson.
Having a reliable locksmith on hand to manage the security of your property can be a simple and time-saving solution to many problems. As the first port-of-call for yourself or your estate agent, you can expect a timely resolution to a host of common issues…
Locking yourself out of your home can happen to the best of us, and tenants are no exception. Usually you’ll have a spare pair of keys at home or with your estate agent, but there are times when neither can be relied on. Eventualities to prepare for include tenants being stranded outside of estate agent office hours, or during a time you’ve decided to travel for a holiday. With a 24 hour locksmith at your disposal, you can send help within the hour and resolve the issue quickly.
Repairing and replacing locks
As a landlord, the safety of your tenants is your primary responsibility. As well as reliable plumbing and electrics, a main safety issue is working locks on all windows and doors. If a lock is stiff, faulty, or difficult to use, it’s not fit for purpose and could compromise the safety of those living at the property. In most cases, lock repair is a straightforward task. A good locksmith can repair most lock types, ranging from old and antiquated mechanisms, to the latest locking systems, without the need for replacement. If a lock replacement is required, it may be a larger job, but a necessary one nonetheless.
Home security can extend beyond secure locks and windows, with the addition of CCTV and alarm systems, both of which are generally offered as installation services by locksmiths. The visual presence of CCTV and alarms at a property can often act as a powerful deterrent to intruders, and can therefore be a shrewd investment. As well as protecting the safety of your tenants, dissuading any potential intruders can be financially beneficial in the long run, owing to the property damage usually sustained during a break-in.
UPVC fittings are popular among tenants as they’re safe, secure, and also great insulation in the colder months. With good heating efficiency, you’re property will be a more appealing to prospective tenants during a viewing. Although UPVC is relatively long-lasting, wear and tear can develop over time, but can easily be repaired, replaced, and managed by your local locksmith.
If you need help with any of the above-mentioned issues, look no further than All Masons Locksmiths. We can assist with security management on both private and commercial properties, offering competitive rate as well as an emergency 24-hour call-out service. For further information, contact us today to request a quote, or to book a free no-obligation security assessment of your property.