If you’re in a very busy relationship and both are working full time away from the home, weekends are usually taken up with family activities and sports. It can be really difficult to find the time to keep up with the everyday tasks needed to ensure the property is kept sound, safe and solid. If this is the case, then it could be ideal to talk to a couple of property maintenance teams – there are several about and most are online too. Some deal with small contracts and are good for elderly folk – just by inviting them round to quote, you can check if they’re serious, reliable and not going to rip anyone off. Check also they’re experienced and fully qualified for any work they offer and especially if electrics, water and/or gas are involved. Another must have is Public Liability insurance and membership of any trusted trader organisation helps too.