How keeping your buildings looking clean and fresh can increase revenue
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression which is why communal cleaning and gardening are vital to ensure a presentable property explains Jeff Whiley. It’s even more important for residents to see that their service charge funds are being put to good use.
When promoting pride inside and outside of your building, it could draw in new clients due to the presence that has been created. Most leaseholders will be searching for properties which are well maintained and offer little hassle.
Through the provision of high levels of cleanliness, you are portraying how much you value your residents. By providing a high level of cleaning options this will ensure their property is kept in presentable condition. This should include daily communal cleaning, waste removal services and in addition it would be wise to include monthly high-level window cleaning and annual gutter clearance and carpet cleaning.
All these areas will promote pride of the leaseholder’s homes and for the block or development to have a ‘looked after’ feel.
Jeff Whiley, Managing Director of JM2 Support Services says ‘Overall, JM2 have always found that a clean communal living space and a well-maintained garden leads to a long-lasting impression on residents and improved relationships with their managing agent and/or Residents Management Company.’
With regards to Gardening Maintenance similar care is needed. First impressions count, and your garden will usually be the first external aspect of the building that most visitors will notice. It makes sense to have clean freshly cut grass and a well-maintained flower bed which will help to increase your chances of making a lasting impression on your residents.
When you create a garden maintenance plan make sure to include, flower beds, lawns, shrubberies, borders, hedge trimming, weeding as well as moss & leaf control. If there is a sports ground or tennis court on the grounds this will need consideration also. A well-maintained garden will ensure you offer a nice clean outdoors area to relax in especially when kept weed free.