Category Archives: Cold weather warning

It’s not too late for a cold weather warning


I’m looking out of the window by my desk at a beautiful blue clear sky (even Housing Benefit officers can appreciate a nice day), but that doesn’t mean that we wont be having more bad weather before we get to spring.

Burst pipes, condensation, flooding, frost damage are all problems for landlords. Although you might think yourself well informed on these issues, it doesn’t mean that your tenant is. Have you had a conversation with them about all of these? If not, do you need to do so?

There’s a good website from the Northern Ireland Housing authority – covering cold weather issues that you might find worth looking at, or getting your tenants to look at. It probably won’t contain anything new for an experienced landlord but makes a handy check-list.

Keep warm.