Starting a Property Maintenance Service

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: January 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Property maintenance services carry out repair and maintenance work for a range of property owners including commercial and residential landlords, letting agents, housing associations, local authorities, schools and colleges and private homeowners. Services are typically provided under contract, either as part of a regular maintenance service or on a 'reactive' basis in response to unplanned call-outs or one-off emergencies.

Typical maintenance work includes carpentry, roofing, plumbing, painting and decorating and general refurbishment. Common jobs include unblocking drains, fixing guttering, replacing decking, and repairing doors and windows, and can range in extent from fixing a single leaky tap to fitting a complete kitchen or bathroom suite.

This profile provides information about starting up and operating a property maintenance service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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