It is very difficult to look after a period property. There are lots of period properties in London and their owners take a great deal of pride in them, but that does not mean they don’t recognise they have their work cut out to keep them in good shape.
This is not just because the properties are aging, although this does represent a hurdle that you need to get over if you are going to own an older house. Some of the issues to do with the maintenance of period properties are down to the fact that they don’t boast the same modern conveniences as younger homes.
Many people are prepared to put in the work to make their London period properties look fantastic, but when it gets too much for them they seek help through renovation. This is an exceptionally sensible avenue to take. The renovation route is popular because it gives period properties all of those modern conveniences that are missing, while still keeping the period property look and feel.
It also helps to clean them up properly and replaces any aging features and fittings and permanent parts of each room. This makes the whole house much easier to maintain.