Landlords, property managers, maintenance personnel and even tenants need to remember the dangers winter brings to rental properties. From clogged fireplaces to exposed pipes, get a jump on Old Man Winter with these rental property winterization tips, tricks and resources.
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Since extreme winter temperatures and winds can take a major toll on buildings in cold weather regions, it is important that property managers take the necessary steps to winterize rental properties before the first snowfall of the season. Doing this will ensure that you will have to spend less time and money on plumbing, roofing, and other repairs come spring.
If you need a little help getting started, have a look at our list of the top things to do to get your rental properties ready for winter. (more…)
A recent study from NFPA showed that 365,500 U.S. home fires took place in 2015—resulting in 7 billion dollars in direct property damage.
Ongoing furnace maintenance can help you prevent large-scale problems with your properties’ heating systems. Here’s what to look for as you work to maintain your furnaces this year!
Rental property maintenance matters. According to the Wall Street Journal, “some 26% of single-family-home renters said they planned to live in their current rental for five years or more.”
With exceptional property maintenance, you can make life safer and easier for your tenants, reducing turnover rates and addressing larger property problems before they become a serious concern. (more…)
While most inspections seem routine, they’re all critically important to the wellbeing of tenants and properties. By taking advantage of the right tools, you can thoroughly document your inspection process to ensure that both your business and your renters are protected. Here’s how to stay on track with property inspection software: (more…)
At times, property management can be nerve-racking. According to FindLaw, “if a tenant sustains physical or property damage after a landlord becomes aware that the property is unsafe, an injured tenant may be able to sue and recover compensation from the landlord.” If you’re not a little bit concerned about the safety of your rental properties, you should be. Lawsuits from tenants or their visitors can be time-consuming and costly. As a property manager, you are responsible for ensuring that your properties are safe, and to do so effectively you need a property inspection software. (more…)
The value a tree provides to a home and neighborhood branches far beyond shade relief on a hot summer’s day. Research shows that trees help fortify not only the appearance of a community but also the physical and mental fitness of its residents. (more…)