Local Contractors are better 2018-06-20T02:35:10+00:00

Local Contractors Are Better

We’ll always try to appoint independent local contractors to look after your property

As long as they have the right insurances and skillset we think small local specialists offer our clients a better solution than the large general maintenance firms lots of our competitors instruct

  • Smaller local firms are often keener for new business than large more established companies. We find this means they generally price new contracts more competitively
  • Its better to use a suppliers who are close to your property for as many of the contracts as possible (like lift maintenance, general cleaning and gardening) – as they’ll be able to attend more quickly when the need arises, and (again) – will charge you less as they’ll have to factor a lower transport cost. The closer the better in our view
  • Good suppliers (like bad) come in all shapes and sizes. That said, in our experience a good small, independent contractor, generally beats good large contractor. They’re more flexible and each individual customer is more important to them
  • An independent local tradesman will have lower overheads to cover than a large company and so are they’re often consistently cheaper. A lot of smaller firms are also not required to charge vat – which reduces costs by a further 20%

We’re not tied to any of the contractors we work with and if you’d like us to quote to take over the management of your building, but want to keep some of your existing suppliers – this is fine

As long as you raise it with us in good time (and provided they have the correct insurances) we’re happy work with preferred suppliers you’ve already got in place

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