Owning rental properties means big responsibility. You are in charge of finding tenants for your properties as well as maintaining the overall condition of the dwelling. When it comes to finding tenants, the tenant screening process is your go-to in order to find the right renters for your property. When it comes to maintaining your investment, having a checklist for the seasons is important. Spring and summer are prime seasons when maintenance needs to be completed to make sure the dwelling is safe as well as operational for your tenants.
Below are a few examples of items to add to your spring and summer checklist to keep your property maintained and in good condition.
In the springtime, it is important to have the HVAC system of the property inspected by professionals. The air conditioning portion of the unit needs to be inspected to ensure the system is ready to operate during the hot summer months. If any repair needs are found, the technician can take care of the issue before the hotter temperatures arrive. This service will provide tenants with peace of mind, knowing their rental dwelling will be comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside.
Spring is a time when the grass gets greener and flowers begin to bloom. At this time, you need to prepare the landscaping of your property. Hire a landscaping company to take care of cutting the grass and trimming back bushes as well as caring for flowers. By making the property look it's very best, tenants remain happy with their home.
Another issue during these seasons is pests. From raccoons to mice and cockroaches, pests like to come inside to find a place to call home. Have your properties sprayed and inspected by pest control on a regular basis to provide a safe and comfortable place for your tenants.
Your properties can also benefit from upgrades at this time. Consider repainting the exterior or interior of the home, adding new light fixtures, updating appliances, etc. Making any updates will ensure your property gets top dollar with monthly rent as well as ensures renters will stay for years to come. Update properties as you see fit to keep your tenants happy with their rental.
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