As a building owner, you have a responsibility to your tenants to provide a clean, safe environment. This means regular, preventive maintenance and timely repairs. Unfortunately, as they say, you can’t be everywhere at once, which is why maintenance is one of the biggest struggles for most landlords, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Property Management and Maintenance
Property management and maintenance go together like peanut butter and jelly…or something like that. If you do not properly maintain your rental property you run several risks. 1) Tenant complains will rise, meaning satisfaction is declining. This will make it harder to retain your current tenants and can also make it harder to attract new tenants. 2) Small repair issues will snowball into large, expensive issues. Either way, it’s not good. This is why it is important to enact a preventive maintenance program.
- Regular Inspections: Regularly inspect your rental properties every 6 months (also before and after move-ins), looking for warning signs of trouble. Don’t wait for your tenants to complain. Be proactive.
- Preventive Maintenance: Preventive maintenance is a cost-effective alternative to the wait and see approach.
- Timely Repairs: If you notice any issues, address them as soon as possible.
- Encourage Tennant Participation: Encourage your tenants to report any issues in a timely manner.
Fortunately, no one ever said you had to do things on your own. The solution: hire a local Property Management firm. Hiring a property manager is one way of freeing yourself of many time-consuming duties – like maintenance – associated with being a landlord.
Frederick Property Management Firm
Clagett Management provides full service, competitively priced property management throughout Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. We also offer a preventive maintenance program designed to keep your rental property in tip-top shape. We employ a network of the best contractors in the area and periodically inspect your rental properties, allowing us to deal with repairs as they arrive.
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