Issues can be lurking in your rental property in the attic or crawl space that you don’t know about. Getting ahead of these issues before they become a major expense is an important part of being a successful property owner or landlord. Most landlords will conduct move-in and move-out inspections, but it is also a good idea to have routine inspections completed on a regular basis.
Routine inspections give you an opportunity to proactively fix any problems that your tenant may not have noticed, or reported. For instance, damage to crawl space vents could be something your tenants may not notice, or think of reporting. But, this can lead to a pest or rodent infestation that could end up costing $1,000’s to fix. Other examples could be small plumbing leaks, disconnected vents, or signs of wood rot.
How Often Do I Need a Professional Rental Property Inspection?
This can depend on a few different factors, such as age of home, location, type of construction, how long your current tenants have been living in the unit, and how often you as the landlord inspect the home yourself. We recommend having a Professional Home Inspection completed every one to two years on your rental property. Choose a good schedule that works for you and your tenant shows them that you are a landlord that cares about them, the property, and respects their rights to privacy.
Having a third party complete your rental property inspection can alleviate some of the frustration in communication between you and your tenant. We will ask the tenant if everything has been working properly or if there is any specific problem they may want to point out. We will then complete a full inspection on the property and provide you with a detailed written report on our findings. Allowing you to make an informed decision on repairs to complete on your rental property, creating a better rental experience for both you and your tenants.