1. “Maintenance” refers to the actions taken to keep a property in good condition and working order. This includes tasks such as cleaning, upkeep, and routine inspections that are necessary to keep the property safe, functional and attractive to potential residents.
2. Maintenance tasks are usually planned, regular and preventative in nature, with the aim of preserving the value and condition of the property, and avoiding future costly repairs.
3. “Repairs” on the other hand, refers to the actions taken to fix or restore a property when something is broken or not working properly.
4. Repairs can be both reactive and proactive and are usually carried out when an issue is identified, either through regular inspections or as a result of a resident’s report. Repairs can range from small, quick fixes to major, complex projects.
5. In summary, maintenance is about keeping a property in good condition and avoiding future repairs, while repairs are about fixing something that is broken or not working properly.