Landlords without emergency cover facing 50% hike in Christmas repairs


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Landlords who do not have specialist emergency cover in place could be forced to pay a premium of up to 50 percent should they require urgent repairs over Christmas and the new year.

New research has found the bill for emergency callouts over this period is set to rise by between 20 and 50 percent in comparison with the rest of the year. TheHouseShop.com looked at estimated costs for a variety of tradespeople including boiler engineers, plumbers, tree surgeons and window specialists before calculating the seasonal increase.

It also suggested that significant additional costs over the festive season are not the only potential problem awaiting landlords, as many businesses shut over Christmas and a lack of availability could also be prevalent.

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