Evonne Brown

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Evonne Brown

12:35 PM, 22nd January 2015
About 6 years ago

Refurbishment costs and building a team

Hi Graham

I was in the same position as you when I purchased an auction property last year in a town where I already had a couple of properties rented via a long established local Letting Agent. I asked the agent for a recommendation for the refurb work and was put in touch with one of the main contractors used by them. He works on over a thousand of the Agents properties and also works for a couple of Agents in nearby towns. He was superb - only used excellent and reliable tradesmen known to him, kept to his original estimates and timescale, and - best of all - was able to provide sound advice regarding what scope and standard of work was required for the local market to optimise rentability. Also, as he doubtless will be required by the Agent to sort out any future maintenance problems,he now knows the property well in terms of electrics, plumbing, etc and will be in a knowledgeable position to rectify issues. He also met the tenants on the evening they moved in to explain how everything worked (a service he routinely provides but doesn't charge for). I wouldn't hesitate to use him every time for future purchases in the area, and I would also follow the same process in other areas. The Letting Agents have already tried and tested their Contractors and hope to benefit from the recommendation by getting the property on their books, once ready for renting.... Read More