Regular inspections are important to the proper maintenance and management of your rental property. Whether you just drive by the property to see how it looks from the outside or schedule an appointment with your tenant to enter the home and do a detailed interior inspection, you need to evaluate its' condition periodically.
One important point of a property inspection is that it is a great opportunity to take care of preventive maintenance. Check to see if there's any work that needs to be done. Check the plumbing under the kitchen and bathroom sinks for leaks. Water can cause a lot of damage, if undetected. Ask the tenants if anything is broken or needs to be repaired.
When inspecting a property, you can be alerted to potential problems and lease violations. It will help you evaluate the condition of the property and if your tenants are truly taking care of it. You can also determine if the tenants have moved in unauthorized people or unapproved pets.
A Drive-By will will let you evaluate the exterior condition of the property. There might be some deferred maintenance that needs attention. Keep you inspections on a regular schedule so you can be sure the tenants are following the lease and properly maintaining the property.
Inspections are an important part of managing a property and should be conducted routinely. If you have any questions about what to look for during inspection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org