Anyone who lives in a prestigious neighborhood is vulnerable to nefarious strategies such as price fixing, overcharging, and the scenarios mentioned above.
In particular, during Covid-19 many service providers are running a restricted service, leaving homeowners with fewer options for domestic repairs, longer wait times, and greater risk to maintenance being carried out unprofessionally… and often at vastly inflated prices.
The following categories are especially at risk:
- Owner-absent properties
- Single occupancy homes
- Elderly residents
- Housebound owners
Throughout the crisis and beyond, our team is on hand to ensure you are protected from these types of practices.
We do this in the following ways:
- We pass on wholesale prices directly to our clients.
- When we can, we execute jobs ‘in-house’, absorbing any costs in our retainer.
- Our initial recommendations are always preventative rather than topical.
- Each intervention is available in ‘short-term’, ‘intermediate’ or ‘comprehensive’ options, to suit unpredictable cash flows and a wide range of budgets.
Any contractors we use for work in our client’s homes are both proficiency-proven and price-tested by our property management team, or recommended first had by an existing supplier partner… meaning you are never the guinea pig, in a potentially expensive experiment.
Nor at risk of being ripped off!
As our client concisely reported in feedback at the end of last year:
‘My principle sense of value from Bold & Reeves lies in the fact that I am less exposed to exploitation from my supplier network. Many tradespeople who walk into a seven-story home in central London double the price of any work immediately. I no longer have to mitigate that risk as all our contractors are a part of the Bold & Reeves curated partner network, and our residential asset manager handles all suppliers on our behalf.’