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Landlord Services

Secure Key holder

For a monthly fee we can hold a complete set of keys for your property or portfolio. This service is ideal if you require contractors, relatives or friends gain access to your property. We can arrange to sign out the keys to them for a set period. This may be helpful if you aren’t local or are too busy to meet contractors to allow them access. Keys would only be released once we have received written confirmation from you, our client. All our keys are held in a secure key-safe facility.

Vacant Property Inspections

Are you planning to leave your property empty for a long period of time? This could be if you use it as an additional residence/holiday home, selling or renting the property or are waiting for a legal process to complete (i.e. probate or divorce). Does your home/building insurance allow for vacant periods? If your time away from the property is for longer than their permitted term then they may ask for the property to be regularly inspected. Alternatively you may wish to have regular inspections for your own peace of mind; to know that the property is secure and that there aren’t any visible issues. We can also collect and send on any mail if desired (this may attract additional charges).

Tenanted Property Inspections

Would you like your tenanted property regularly inspected by a property professional? For a set fee Southdown can inspect your property or portfolio and report back to with any findings or recommendations. After each inspection you will receive a detailed report, with photographs if appropriate, explaining what we have found and any recommendations we feel you should be considering remedying. We can then of course help organise and co-ordinate any necessary works if you wish us to.

Arrangement of Landlord Gas Safety Inspection or PAT Testing

We are able to organise and administer these or other regulatory services required for tenanted properties. We will work with local approved and qualified contractors to carry out these regular necessary checks. If you have preferred contractor that meets our requirements we would be happy to work with them. If required we can then manage any works recommended by the contractor, making it easier and less stressful for you, our client.

If you have any other property related areas where you need assistance please let us know and we would be happy to see if we can provide that service.

Please contact us to obtain a bespoke quote for any of the above services  – info@southdownsurveyors.com or 01323 739183

Kind Words...

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My wife and I used Southdown Surveyors during a recent potential house purchase. We had agreed a price on an older, character property and felt it best to fully assess the area and the property. We are both mightily pleased we engaged Southdown’s help as they flagged up some very serious, unseen defects in the property. As inexperienced first time buyers we would have been left having bought a seriously defective property with largely no sell on value and a huge bill simply to make habitable.

Southdown Surveyors were extremely professional, diligent and very helpful. They provide a thoroughly detailed breakdown of the property they survey, from little things like nearby trees that might invalidate house insurance to highly detailed information on the structure and wellbeing of the property.

I think in some cases there might be a tendency on the house buyer’s end to avoid engaging a full survey but with what we have experienced I would strongly advise anyone looking to buy a property to engage a thorough, proper survey. The outlay in doing so is relatively minimal and when you are making such a large financial, and life investment, having professionals on your side, and ones who will help you as Southdown Surveyors did for us, is absolutely invaluable.

Mr H

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