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Maintenance Checklist?

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Officebox Sun 04-Oct-20 21:47:29

So, bought a new home and one thing I want to do is have a maintenance checklist so I keep it in good condition.

I read this article some time ago: Keeping up appearances: How much should you on top of home maintenance spend on your home’s upkeep?

It doesn't list in enough detail specific things to keep on top of. I get the setting aside 1% of house value for maintenance jobs. Just wanted a maintenance checklist of the main things to spend it on. Here is a start but would be great if others offered their ideas too...

1. boiler
2. plumbing
3. electrics
4. flooring (split room by room)


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Salome61 Sun 04-Oct-20 22:09:40

I always start at the top, so roof and gutters first. If you can, get your gutters cleared each year, and ask the person doing to take photos to show you.

DespairingHomeowner Tue 06-Oct-20 14:01:39

I question the 1% of value figure...a good size Victorian terrace might be a million in London, £400k in Midlands for exactly same house

However, agree on maintaining by checking over and fixing things VERY promptly: Spring and autumn cleaning yourself will help you spot things that need sorting

Gutters & boiler service are regular jobs, flushing central heating... but otherwise it’s cleaning/caring for property and fixing or updating on a somewhat regular basis ... I’d save 1pc for those costs but not expect to spend unless big jobs come up

Officebox Tue 06-Oct-20 21:32:12

Good points.

I also found this checklist for each season. It's pretty in-depth but useful imo.


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Officebox Tue 06-Oct-20 21:32:52

The Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist for Every Season

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Lemonylemony Wed 07-Oct-20 07:21:43

We just bought a house too! That article looks like a reasonable base but with it being USAmerican quite a bit of it doesn’t really fit our British houses I think. I guess it’s a case of starting your own list, room-by-room, system-by-system as to what you want to be doing weekly/monthly/quarterly/annually, same as general cleaning tasks.

Off the top of my head, some maintenance things I already do in my rented place

- Maintenance wash on the washing machine (high temp with a special washing/descaling tab, my machine has a dedicated setting for it) - monthly

- do a sink unclog treatment on bathroom & kitchen sinks - monthly

- bleed radiators - annually early autumn

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