Landlords face emergency repair price hike over Christmas period


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Private landlords could be charged up to 50% more for an emergency repair call out over the Christmas period, compared to the rest of the year, a new report claims.

New research carried out by TheHouseShop.com, designed to get estimated costs for emergency callouts in the two weeks over Christmas and New Year, suggests that landlords requiring services such as window repair, tree surgery, boiler engineers, and plumbers, could see a price increase of between 20% and 50% for emergency repairs over the festive period.

“Not only would the 20% – 50% cost increase be a hindrance to landlords but they could also struggle to book an appointment because many businesses choose not to operate during Christmas and New year, as they prefer to spend time with their friends and families,” said Nick Marr, co-founder of TheHouseShop.com.

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