Maintaining your rental property is a significant task for landlords, but it is an area of work many landlords are uncomfortable with. A failure to manage rental property causes your tenant to be unhappy, and it can reduce the value of your home. Therefore, it is best to be proactive in this matter, and we believe it is best to create a maintenance schedule to improve rental apartments.
Be mindful of obligations
As a landlord, you know you have many legal requirements and responsibilities. When you create a maintenance schedule, it is worthwhile bearing these aspects in mind. You can give yourself less work to do while maintaining a better standard of the rental property by carrying out a range of tasks at the same time.
As an example, as a landlord, you are legally required to arrange an annual gas safety test. If there are gas appliances in the home, they need to be reviewed by a qualified engineer. Why not arrange for other appliances to be reviewed at this time.
While this may mean you have more outgoings and work at one time of year, it creates convenience for you and the tenant for the rest of the year. Also, when you arrange for significant checks and tests to be conducted at the same time, you minimise the likelihood of overlooking or forgetting an issue. Considering the importance of complying with health and safety regulations, anything which makes your life easier is of benefit.
Conduct a regular check of the property
One of the most essential features of maintaining the property is proactively looking for problems and issues which might arise. If you can encourage the tenant to raise the problems as they appear, you can resolve problems faster, and hopefully, at a lower cost.
During regular property inspections, which are recommended every six months, the person reviewing the property should pay close attention to problems which need to be resolved. Proactive landlords will arrange for repair work to be carried out as soon as possible, developing a maintenance schedule around the work.
Set a time to freshen up the property
While you should react to problems, you should also allocate time to freshen up the property. Updating the look and feel of the property helps you maintain a contemporary style, it makes the property more appealing, and tenants feel as though they are being cared for.
Creating a schedule to carry out decorating work helps you please tenants and maintain the value of your rental property.
We offer a property maintenance schedule
We know it is difficult for landlords to maintain their property, which is why we are pleased to provide a property maintenance schedule. We will liaise with your tenant on your behalf, and we will appoint a contractor to carry out work for you. By managing repairs at your property, we keep your tenant happy, we maintain the condition of your rental property, and we ensure you have fewer things to worry about.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a maintenance schedule for your rental property, or you want us to conduct this work for you, please contact us today. At SC Property Management Services, we are pleased to say we have helped many local landlords, and we look forward to assisting you.