What You Need To Know About Caretaker Services

As experts in property maintenance services, Virtu has been helping with the smooth running of property developments across the UK, and we are passionate about providing residential maintenance services that work for you and your residents. Needless to say, we’re well-versed in providing exceptional caretaker services to our clients!  A caretaker can be an invaluable asset to your property development – but how do you know if you really need one?

What Is A Caretaker And What Do They Do?

A property caretaker is a member of staff whose job it is to assist in carrying out day-to-day tasks for the smooth running of a building. This includes, but is not limited to:

Who Needs A Caretaker?

Caretakers can assist in the smooth running of developments of all sizes, locations and formats – in short, if you could benefit from a reliable staff member to visit your development on a regular basis to carry out a variety of tasks, you should seriously consider hiring a caretaker.

The primary benefit of having a caretaker on site is the magnitude of tasks they are able to handle. They can go beyond carrying out small everyday duties, and are adept at carrying out repairs, cleaning jobs, and providing general site security services by ensuring all aspects of your development are secure and in working order. If your development has been experiencing an increase in complaints from residents, a dip in living standards, and the number of tasks and requests for the smooth running of your building is becoming insurmountable, a caretaker is for you.

Should I Get A Full-Time Or Part-Time Caretaker

Developments can hire a full-time caretaker that maintains their property as their only job. Alternatively, you can hire a part-time caretaker, otherwise referred to as a mobile caretaker, if you only require their assistance for a few hours per day or less. This will largely depend on the existing staff you have working at your development, as well as the scale of your development – after all, if you already have a team of cleaners, security, and concierge staff on hand, hiring a caretaker on a full-time basis may not be entirely necessary. However, if your development holds hundreds of units, has extensive security systems and communal areas, and you are looking for a perfect ‘all-rounder’ staff member, a full-time caretaker is ideal.

Benefits Of Having A Caretaker

By utilising a regular caretaker service, you avoid having to hire multiple staff members to carry out different tasks, as your property caretaker can assist in solving a range of issues across your development. Rather than hiring a cleaner and a maintenance worker part-time, you can save yourself the hassle and hire a full-time caretaker to carry out both responsibilities.

Better yet, rather than hiring and training multiple staff members, you can invest your time into providing your one caretaker with all of the skills and knowledge they need to navigate your development with ease. This will also be of benefit to your tenants and the community you foster within your development, with the sight of a familiar face putting residents at ease and reassuring them that they can call upon the help of a professional when necessary. As such, having a caretaker on hand can boost resident satisfaction and retention rates.

Furthermore, a caretaker is able to handle jobs and queries on a daily basis, which allows you to stay on top of your tasks and prevent issues from escalating. As a regular visitor to your development, your caretaker will be able to keep a close eye on any issues that may arise and can take proactive measures to stop them from getting worse.

Introducing Complete Caretaker From Virtu

If your development is in need of daily attendance, Complete Caretaker from Virtu is the helping hand you’ve been looking for. With years of experience, the Complete Caretaker service provides reliable daily care for your property from local property management experts. We understand that our clients want caretaker services that are comprehensive, transparent and cost-effective: which is exactly what we’ve created.

We aim to provide exceptional value to clients by combining caretaking and cleaning services in the Complete Caretaker package, allowing you to minimise costs whilst maximising efficacy. What’s more, our digital reporting system will provide you with detailed inspections every month, allowing you to understand the work that your caretaker has been handling and providing you with valuable insights into the current state of your development. It’s service, done right.

Interested in Virtu’s Complete Caretaker services? Contact our team using the form below, and we’ll be in touch to discuss your property maintenance requirements.

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