The Importance of Inspection
The quality of a property is the determinant factor for a number of issues concerning the current and potential residents. Is it well maintained? Is it regularly being updated? Is the property manager doing their best to ensure that it is being upkept to the standards of those living there? These are just a few of the questions tenants will ask themselves when considering moving in or moving on.
For this reason, it is essential that property managers actively maintain their land and buildings on a consistent basis. It is recommended that this should be done through the process of quarterly inspection.
From the landscaping of the grounds, the structure of the apartments, or the efficiency of the electric and appliance aspects of the apartments, there is usually something that needs attention and repair on a seasonal basis. Accidents happen, nature happens, life happens, and nothing stays in-tact forever. It take constant attention to ensure that the quality of your property is upheld on all levels year-round.
An important tip to keep in mind is that inspections are not something that is optional. They can point out major points of error in places you wouldn’t have realized otherwise. This not only ensures you have a regularly updated property, but also gives you the opportunity to catch problems early and potentially save you large amounts of money.
Whether you inspect it yourself or hire a contractor to do so, it is recommended that you always follow-up on the work that was done to ensure it was done properly. Always make time to inspect the entire premises and make the necessary changes it needs on a regular (quarterly) basis.