Should I Use a Prop Management Company or Hire a HandyMan

Submitted by andrew@royalwoodmedia.com on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 22:46

Hey everyone. I'm purchasing a student rental in London near Fanshawe and the seller runs a prop management company, but they charge pretty hefty sums for every little thing.
I also have someone who is a trusted handyman in the area that is willing to do any fixer upper handy work/management for a flat hourly rate.

I see someone of the upside in the established company in some regards, but not really in 90% of the things they offer for the price vs getting a trusted handyman to do the work instead.

I would love to get someone's thoughts whos been through this.

Thanks,

Andrew

- March 16, 2021

Hey everyone. I'm purchasing a student rental in London near Fanshawe and the seller runs a prop management company, but they charge pretty hefty sums for every little thing.
I also have someone who is a trusted handyman in the area that is willing to do any fixer upper handy work/management for a flat hourly rate.

I see someone of the upside in the established company in some regards, but not really in 90% of the things they offer for the price vs getting a trusted handyman to do the work instead.

I would love to get someone's thoughts whos been through this.

Thanks,

Andrew

- March 16, 2021

So great to have options! You could give them each a job and see how they do. One way to inspect from a distance is to ask for documentation of the work thru photos. Before and after pics might give you a better understanding of the scope of work.