As property managers enjoy the Spring weather, it’s also time for some Spring cleaning, which is crucial for maintaining property investments. Property managers and landlords can help avoid and prevent unnecessary winter damage by visiting homes in the spring. The following highlights the benefits of conducting annual spring rental inspections.
- Inspect – Landlords should confirm there is no damage to roofs or pipes. Driveway areas should be inspected for potholes or broken curbs. These types of damages are common with cold, arctic temperatures.
- Repair – To help prevent costly long-term repairs, repair all damage immediately. If damages are weather-related, they may be covered by landlord’s property insurance policies.
- Real Estate Taxes – As spring approaches, more county and city governments begin processing annual real estate assessments and taxes. If assessments are costly, landlords can save valuable investment revenues by following appeals processes to help reduce property taxes and costs.
On average, more tenants move in the spring and summer months. This gives property managers and landlords the perfect opportunity to conduct a thorough spring-cleaning. Landlords of properties in Grand Rapids can focus on replacing light bulbs, plumbing supplies, shower heads, furnace and air filters, as well as conducting air conditioning and hot water heater inspections. All smoke detectors and carbon monoxide units should have new batteries installed and be in proper working order.
Most importantly, spring provides an excellent opportunity for landlords to interview property managers regarding the maintenance of their investment. Property managers can help handle daily rental tasks such as collecting rents, conducting tenant background checks, interviewing potential tenants, and addressing all maintenance-related tasks.