One of the toughest moments you’ll experience as a landlord is receiving a phone call at 2 in the morning from your tenant. The basement is flooding fast and they don’t know what to do. Now you’ve got a seriously unhappy tenant, and costly repair and cleanup bills to deal with. Your plumber informs you that the issue could’ve been avoided had the problem had been spotted earlier. This is an unfortunately common problem for many landlords, but with a property management team and a preventive maintenance program, you can avoid situations like this.
The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance
Managing several properties on your own can be a serious struggle. Even if you only own one rental property, there is so much to think about, and often times, the responsibility of spotting maintenance issues falls squarely on the shoulders of your tenants. You’re busy thinking about rent collection, dealing with immediate issues, and maybe even marketing some of your other rental properties. When it comes to maintenance issues, a property management company can put preventive care on their checklist so fixing an emergency doesn’t end up on yours.
You might think preventive maintenance plans are a waste of time. If nothing is broken, why bother fixing it? A good property management company will tell you that one of the biggest causes of tenant complaints is maintenance problems. Why wait until the problem builds to the point of disaster? Routine home check ups are minimally invasive to your tenants and can be planned around their busy schedules. With just a little bit of extra care, you’ll be able to catch developing problems before they result in costly mini-catastrophes.
Property Management Benefits
In addition to keeping an eye on budding maintenance problems, and stopping them before they become a real issue, your property management company can help you deal with things like rent collection, tenant screening, and paperwork. It’s a property managers job to take all of the unpleasant aspects of being a landlord off of your shoulders.
At Clagett Enterprises, we have extensive experience serving the greater Frederick area and Western Maryland, since 1987. Our team is a full service real estate company that’s ready to help you with your property management preventive maintenance needs. Speak with a Clagett professional at 301-665-6009, or request a proposal for preventive maintenance here. Make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.