In 2018, there were over 500 luxury apartment building in progress in central and western London. While this may not address all the housing needs in this international city, it does address the needs of its high-end inhabitants.
Amenities may have attracted individuals to your building, but more than simple maintenance is needed to keep them.
Read on to learn more about the ultimate building maintenance checklist.
The Ultimate Building Maintenance Checklist
This checklist has 3 parts and has all the details to keep high-end tenants happy.
Maintenance Required by Law or For Safety
Update Building Exteriors
These items should be serviced and inspected annually by the fire department and or a structural engineer.
Common but Often Overlooked Maintenance and Repairs
These maintenance tasks may seem common, if left undone they will overshadow other building upgrades.
Paint Common Areas
This should be done every 5 years when paint chips, appears to be worn or has lost its luster.
Replace Carpeting in Common Areas
After 5 years carpet will dull and start to unravel, replace it before it gets to this point.
Clean the Windows
This is a seasonal task that will keep your building sparkling.
Upholstery should be cleaned on a schedule and inspected regularly to ensure stains are not present.
Clean & Inspect Gutters
Downspouts and gutters need to be maintained at least twice a year. If you have water-related features, they should be visually inspected regularly and serviced twice a year.
Service HVAC & Plumbing
Annually check and repair furnaces, air conditioning systems, and plumbing.
Maintenance and Upgrades for High-End Buildings
These maintenance and upgrades will keep your luxury tenants engaged in your property.
Choose New Lobby Floors
While stone or wood floors will last almost 30 years if properly maintained, consider replacing lobby floors to match existing interior design trends. This helps to keep your building relevant in a competitive market.
Update Light Fixtures and Upholstery
Bulbs should be replaced regularly and replaced when they go out. However, if you also replace the fixtures to keep your building on-trend you will add to its allure.
The same is true for upholstery, while it may still be in good condition if it isn't following the current trends, it will leave you tenants wanting more.
Curb appeal is important. Look for eye-popping ways seasonally update landscape.
Consider consultants to help you stay updated on the latest technology for internet, building, and individual flats. Video monitoring of the front door, by individual units, adds a level of sophistication high-end clients welcome.
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Obviously, there is more to any building maintenance checklist. But, we hope you will get a pattern from ours that caters specifically to high-end luxury living. We would love to hear from you, comment below.
Lee West has a wealth of experience managing and refurbishing high class properties in London. He has been the lead contractor in many prestigious buildings such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Chelsea Royal Free Hospital, House of Parliament, Kew Gardens and many more.