Take a bird’s eye view of your property
Your house or tenement will have a good, long life but only if it is properly maintained. Many homeowners put their property investments at risk by not carrying out simple, routine maintenance and repairs.
Paintwork, roof slates and masonry all need to be kept in good condition to keep your home watertight. And dealing with minor defects when they appear can prevent dampness, decay and expensive emergency repairs once things get out of hand.
As a general guide you should invest about 1% of your property’s value each year on maintenance.
This section of the GCHT website deals with maintenance and repairs and covers:
- Getting started
- Setting up a maintenance plan
- Communal repairs
- Finding the right people
- The law
- Assistance from Glasgow City Heritage Trust