If you own a property that you rent to tenants, you’ll know how much it can cost to keep on top of maintenance and, when things go wrong, how untimely and inconvenient it can be to you and your tenants. Marques has a range of services tailored to suit the needs of landlords looking for cost-effective, all-embracing maintenance cover.
You can read a selection of our maintenance case studies here >
Second Floor Flat, Shirley, Southampton
This rented second floor flat in the Shirley area of Southampton required a new kitchen to replace the existing, dated room and provide a more contemporary space for incoming tenants. The second floor location presented challenges in terms of access, but, in just 12 days, we fitted an entire new kitchen, laid new carpets and vinyl flooring as well as decorating the whole flat. Following our work, an additional £50 per calendar month on top of the existing rent was achieved.
Ground Floor Flat, Shirley
This two-bedroom apartment had been let to long-term tenants who had moved out and, when the landlord who was based overseas decided to update the property, Marques stepped in to carry out some much-needed refurbishment work. We decorated the apartment throughout and laid new carpets and vinyl flooring with all work being completed to our usual high standard within just one week and in time for the new tenants to move in.
Ground Floor Flat, The Avenue
This ground floor flat had been occupied by the same tenant for six years and was in need of a new bathroom to provide a more contemporary, functional space for new residents. Dominated by a cumbersome corner bath, the bathroom was soon home to a modern, P-shaped space-saving bath with shower screen helping to breathe fresh life into the flat. We also replaced all flooring and decorated throughout producing a superb uplift in rent of £135 per calendar month.
Protecting your investment the easy way
The cost of maintaining a property that you rent to tenants can often be so high that it becomes prohibitive - and that’s when problems always seem to arise. Marques has devised a series of niche finance packages for landlords that makes it easy to improve or completely upgrade a property with no initial financial outlay at all.
It’s a service that’s been very popular with landlords who have seen the market value of properties increase and the surge in rentals that are now achievable - of course that revenue is only possible if your property is in superb condition.We aim to provide a flexible,bespoke service. To discuss different options available, please get in touch.
An affordable, tailored package – with no initial outlay
We know property – and through our work at Marques and our allied professional trades, we’ve been able to create cost-effect packages for landlords who simply don’t want the hassle of organising a property refurbishment, but they don’t want to pay through the nose for contracting it out to third-party managers.
Quite simply, we work with the landlord to agree a schedule of recommended works for the property that are needed now and in the future and we’ll provide quotations and timelines to complete it all. We’ll then package it all up with a monthly repayment that’s affordable, makes great economic sense and covers the cost of ongoing maintenance - we’ll even guarantee your rental income as part of the deal.
With a Marques maintenance finance package, you’ll see the value of your property increase, attract rents that would otherwise have been impossible to demand - and you’ll have happy tenants.
All work is fully guaranteed and undertaken by qualified and highly skilled tradesmen who we employ to carry out all our clients’ property maintenance work.
“I have recently let my apartment for the 3rd time through Marques & can honestly say it has been a breeze. I have had less than 7 days void period in 5 years when letting with this company which is largely due to them ensuring maintenance issues are dealt with swiftly & tenants being treated fairly. My tenants have always spoken highly of the agent which gives me lots of confidence also. I have landlord friends who I have referred to Marques & always positive feedback. Keep up the good work. ”
C Hilton, Southampton