As with most things, maintenance service providers are not all created equal and comparably cost effective.
A list of preferred maintenance service providers should be compiled for the complex or estate utilising a combination of prior experience, comparable prior quotes, personal recommendations and service delivery standards.
Using preferred contractors with prior complex or estate exposure can significantly reduce costs, delays and errors for accelerated and more cost effective maintenance delivery.
A clearly defined maintenance policy requiring 2 to 3 quotes for medium to large jobs (for example above R10,000) should be agreed and recorded for the maintenance trustee/director to apply.
Small jobs should be arranged with telephonic quote approval on site to avoid quote costs and delays.