SMF - Just Installed!
Started by geek84, April 10, 2013, 08:52:44 AM
Quote from: boboff on January 28, 2014, 08:15:27 AMHomeserve do a policy insurance for landlords, which includes gas checks and covers plumbing drainage and electrics, it starts at about £240 a year I think in your position I would try this out.Stop making excuses with decorating, you have to be able to do that, and its not hard either. 2 coats of undercoat one coat of gloss, use white everywhere so cutting in is not an issue. Use silk finish emulsions, only buy one type and make of paint, ever, keep some for touching up. If its looking like peeling off, peel it off, PVA it and paint it. There done! Cheap paint is shite, use "trade" or Dulux or Crown or good gear, The co-op sell it half price often.
Quote from: geek84 on April 10, 2013, 08:52:44 AMGood Morning folksI am thinking of purchasing my first buy to let property. However, I am hopeless at DIY and that is the thing putting me off going into this business. I can just about change a light bulb! LOL.Do you think it would be a good idea of paying someone every time something needs doing at the property? If I do this, then obviously these payments will eat in to the rental income that I will gain from the BTL. Are there any cheap DIY services for landlords that you are aware of?What would you advice the best course of action to take?Thanks in advance for your responses.