Corporate Let – St. Mary’s House
What was the main reason you choose to entrust us with this property?
The house was in quite a bad way. It had not been lived in for about 6 years. Even before that, we always knew that it would need a lot doing to it before it was up to today’s modern standards.
When we had our first meeting with the management of MT Estate Management, we were very impressed with their vision of what to do with the property. We had used their services before for small jobs, and we always found them to be hardworking and reliable.
Therefore when it came to such a big project, we felt confident that they had the know-how and the professional capability to carry out the required job.
When did you purchased it, and for what purpose?
The house was purchased in the 1970s, and it has been the family home ever since.
Why did you choose not to refurbish it yourself?
Firstly, the house was quite old, and with it being empty for the past few years, we realized that it was going to take a lot of works to bring it up from scratch. It also meant that everything has to be Refurbished. New electrics, tiling, plastering, plumbing, windows, doors… Everything needed to change or a facelift.
Secondly, for us to organize a project like that would have taken too much planning, and we could see so many pits falls with all the various contractors we would have had to engage.
We would have had to be chasing all the different people all the time, and we all know what happens when one of them lets you down….. it’s like a dominoes effect. The project would have taken years and years to finally complete.
How would you describe it after the refurbishment?
What we really like about MTEM was the fact that they really did all the work. They decided what they wanted from the house, they organized the interior designer, they came up with plans, the designs… Absolutely everything.
They always came back to us for our approval, but they did all the work, and they had an exciting and practical reason for all the changes that they wanted to do. At first, we had our doubts about a couple of ideas but realized that they were very sensible in what they wanted to achieve, so we decided to trust them completely.
Are we sorry?… ABSOLUTELY NOT.
The house looks fantastic now, and to be honest, we would never have had the vision to accomplish what they managed to do with a tired old house. The house has never looked so good. It looks modern, fresh, and it really makes you want to live in it.
What benefits do you enjoy most of our management services?
The most obvious one is that we did not have a lift a finger, we just receive the money. MT Estate Management has taken on the full responsibility of the project. They did the alterations, carry out maintenance, find tenants, sort out charge overs… they simply do everything.
Either it’s for Rent A Room or a Serviced Accommodation we know they’ll take the best decision.
Another benefit is that with the house being empty, it was gradually deteriorating. There was no maintenance being done, and things were slowly breaking down. Now we know that it is being well looked after by professionals.
Would you recommend MT Estate Management to your
friends and family for future projects?
Most definitely. We wish somebody had recommended them to us earlier. They are very efficient and professional, and they just get on with it. MTEM never bothered us about anything. If they came across any problems, THEY sorted them out.
When you see all the derelict properties dotted around Malta, they are just crying out for MT Estate Management to make them beautiful and liveable again. All we can say is a huge thank you to everyone who worked on this project.
IT WAS A JOB WELL DONE