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  • Equipment and accessories in good working

condition

  • The privacy - noise privacy as well as visual privacy

Some of the characteristics of a poorly maintained house include: -

  • Leaking roof

  • Leaking pipes

  • Blocked drains

  • Air conditioner not working

  • Dirty environs

  • Overgrown shrubs

  • Fungi on the walls

Challenges Facing Maintenance of Property in the Caribbean

The following are some of the major challenges: -

  • Too

many

inexperienced

and

unqualified

contractors, resulting in poor workmanship;

  • Poor choice of material specifications for different location with hazardous conditions;

  • Poor design of buildings;

  • Prevalent use of cheap and inferior materials;

  • Termite problem in the furniture and wooden houses;

  • Sea-Blast;

  • Over exposure of certain material to sunshine;

  • Excess humidity and darkness;

  • Improper treatment of wood can cause rotting;

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