Advice for tenants & landlords as we approach cold winter months

As a tenant in a rented property it is your responsibility to make sure the pipes do not freeze and cause any short or long term damage. Speaking to Aaron Barker of Gordoon Barker lettings, his advice is to ensure that you have the heating on constantly, through the winter, albeit on a low level for the majority of the time and then increase the temperature when you feel the need. When pipes freeze they can cause a lot of damage and it can be a very expensive exercise to put it right, so ensure there is hot water flowing through the pipes on a regular basis.

The same applies to a landlord with properties that are empty over the winter period. Please ensure you have the heating on, at the very least, a couple of times a day to ensure there is hot water flowing through on a regular basis. Otherwise the first you might know about a frozen pipe is when your agent turns up for a viewing and swims down the hallway…

Contribution by Aaron Barker, Gordon Barker Lettings of Bournemouth.

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Mortgage Broker and founding Director of Harvey Bowes Limited. A mortgage broking practice with bases in Cardiff & Poole, UK. We take a fresh and positive approach to mortgage broking which pays dividends for both our clients and frankly, ourselves. The team at Harvey Bowes are expert advisors in all aspects of mortgages from residential to commercial and buy to let.

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