Owning a rental property can be a lot to handle at once. RPM Premium specializes in taking care of your property maintenance. There is rent to collect, and maintenance to keep up on. From keeping the property maintained, answering any maintenance calls, addressing tenant negligence, generating work orders, having either in-house maintenance or outsourcing maintenance personnel, and turning apartments as quickly and efficiently as possible; all these can be so overwhelming for any landlord (except if you are well experienced of course).
As a landlord, your inability to maintain your property correctly will lead to unnecessary costs and ultimately, great loss on investment. Finding the time to look after every facet of your property is not easy. This is why most Landlords in recent times, are looking for property maintenance professionals to do it instead. But then, if you decide to take it up yourself, you will find it not too difficult to get by. To keep your property fit for human habitation, cut off every unnecessary cost, and generate a great return on investment, you ought to consider these three key maintenance strategies.
- Keep tabs
The first and most dignifying step towards full maintenance of any rental property is the record-keeping system. Keeping a rental property involves a plethora of details. There are so many things to look after, and all can seem to crash at the same time.
Keeping a well-detailed record of all the activities carried out towards maintenance of the property will go a long to ensure that nothing is missed out in the scene of things. All activities and expenses carried out in your property ranging from repairs and new installations and damage control, communications and transactions are to be properly documented. Details pertaining to each of these like date, time, cost, and personnel involved should be properly recorded.
It is more prudent to keep a separate logbook for each activity. Whether you decide to go digital or analog with the records, the choice is entirely yours to make. The safety of these records, however, should be a priority.
Having a decent record will help get you more organized, respond to tenants requests as at when due, and maximize profit in the long run.
- Plan to inspect your property
You don’t have to rely only on the routine move in and move out inspections. Consider going the extra mile of inspecting your property periodically. Running periodic checks on your rental property will make you relatively more informed, and create a more lucid picture of the state of your property. If you’re a landlord and seem at lost at what particular to look out for, feel free to get a pro to tag along with you. You can take videos and a couple of shots. These will, of course, go to your digital or analog data bank.
- Keep directory
It is wise to always keep a directory of well experienced and trustworthy service personnel you can always rely on when the need arises. This will reduce the stress of having to fuss around when there’s a need for any serious repair or installation. You might even consider retaining one. These will generate to better service delivery at a fair price.
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