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Sleep Easy with ruralpropertycroatia.com

Information about housekeeping services available to absent property owners.

(Updated 24.06.2017)
sleepeasy, a program for non resident property owners.

Aimed mostly for holiday home owners, our SleepEasy programme seeks to relieve the burden of finding people and services to take care of your property during the months your are not there. Homes left locked up and empty for long periods soon experience problems with things like dampness, insects, dust, rodents etc. Toilets left un-flushed and sinks left unused often cause water to become sour and a source of smells. Properties which appear to have no visitors can attract thieves. There are also the regular bills to be paid, post boxes filled with circulars.... the list goes on. Contractually, we are there for a day each month to check, clean and ventilate the entire property. In reality, we are usually in attendance much more often.

The basic SleepEasy programme (see list below) takes care of all these things and ensures your property is kept, and looks, reasonably well maintained. We supply all the cleaning materials and basic equipment to keep your property in shape. We test and check toilets, sinks, lights, heating, air conditioners, locks, gates, doors, windows... everything to ensure the services in your home are maintained.

Also included is the payment of bills, water, gas, electricity, rates and taxes. We provide you with an on-line account which shows you what has been done, when and which bills have been paid. This allows you to keep a check on every penny - 24/7. If you require invoices for your own accountancy needs, each and every bill we pay on your behalf is as scanned and a link to each is provided in printable format on to your account page, just click the link and the invoice/receipt is yours to see/download/print as you require.

Should you require repairs to be carried out, we will source tradespeople for you (you may choose your own if you wish) and manage small projects locally on your behalf. Perhaps you want to change something, maybe extend or have some building work carried out or do some landscaping. We will represent you locally and add all the relevant details to your on-line account. See our 'Property Maintenance' page for details.

Every month, we photograph your property as appropriate and email the images to you with any relevant information. This way, you can see what's being done and how everything looks.

We do our best to fix things like leaky taps, defective water cisterns and we will drain your water system (excl. central heating) if necessary to prepare for the winter and refill it in the spring. We add antifreeze to toilets and U-bends when required. However, major repairs clearly cannot be included in the basic monthly fee. We will however, oversee any works you may wish to have done. We can also undertake all types of legal/official documentation which may be required.

The cost? We charge a monthly fee of 350 HRK plus, if necessary, a small extra charge if we have to travel long distances. Contact us for details in your case. All you have to do is keep your account in credit.

Major repairs and works are a matter for discussion which, of course, depends upon the scale of the works and how much we need to do to support it. In recent years we have overseen roof replacements, new PVC windows being fitted, new fences, re-plumbing an entire house, land clearance, repainting plus numerous small repair jobs and some "heavy" gardening. We are pleased to say our current client base have expressed their satisfaction with how things have been done.

Simply contact us to arrange a SleepEasy programme tailored to your individual requirements. We are happy to answer your questions at any time.

The basic SleepEasy programme includes...

• Keep driveway/paths clear
• Vacuum clean interior
• Dusting
• Clean windows
• Sweep/Wash floors
• Clean/flush WCs
• Flush sinks
• Operate all taps
• Open/check all windows & vents
• Removing insects
• Checking/clearing rodents
• Test heating (Autumn)
• Test AirCon (Spring)
• Add antifreeze to U bends (Autumn)
• Close water mains (autumn)
• Operate all locks/bolts
• Maintain on-line accounts (see below)
• Monthly photo report
• Pay bills as req.
• Make good minor repairs
• Check for damp/water ingress
• Discard unused food and waste

A short example of the your SleepEasy online account and monthly bill paying statement is shown below.


SleepEasy programme. Financial accounting

Below is a short example of how we keep track of your financial comings and goings. Every penny you pay is recorded here as is every penny we spend on your behalf.

We do not make payments without your authority. Your account is available to you on-line 24 hours a day.

Maintenance account.
Ref: Example only

Date

Description

Code/Ref

CR/DT (Kuna)

Balance

Date 3

Live links go here so you can see every bill and invoice (Example here)

Date 2

Date when you pay in or we pay out

Explanation of what this entry is about.

Extra details go here, exchange rates etc.

credit or debits
go here

your running balance

SleepEasy programme. Monthly bill paying statement

Elec = Electric bills from Elektra/HEP * Gas = Gas bills from termoplin. * Water = Water bills from supplier. * Trash = Rubbish collection bills from local authority. * Tourist tax = Property taxes for holiday homes payable annually. * HRT = bills for TV licence. * Accountant = Accountancy fees. * RPC = Monthly maintenance fees to us. * Property rates = Komulnalna naknada or property rates/community charge. * Other = other charges not yet specified.

Paid = Confirmation the bill has been paid.
N/A = This charge is not applicable for this property or for this month.
?? = We have no information regarding this bill.

Month

Elec

Gas

Water

Trash

Tourist
Tax

(if applic.)

TV license

Accounts
if applic.

RPC

Property
Rates

Sep
2016

example

Meter reading and bill amount

Meter reading and bill amount

Meter reading and bill amount

Monthly fee

Annual fee

Monthly bill

Monthly fee

Monthly fee
SleepEasy

Quarterly fee (if applic.)

Aug
2016

example

Meter reading and bill amount

Meter reading and bill amount

Meter reading and bill amount

Monthly fee

Annual fee

Monthly bill

Monthly fee

Monthly fee
SleepEasy

Quarterly fee (if applic.)

Jul
2016

example

Meter reading and bill amount

Meter reading and bill amount

Meter reading and bill amount

Monthly fee

Annual fee

Monthly bill

Monthly fee

Monthly fee
SleepEasy

Quarterly fee (if applic.)

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