Regular property inspections help to make the Landlord or Property Manager feel secure that the tenant is holding up their end of the agreement. If there are any issues with the property, then these can be tended to sooner rather than later through regular inspections.
Not confirming the schedule
Inspections are typically booked well in advance to help meet rental agreement timeframes and respect the tenant’s privacy. To ensure your tenants don’t forget about their upcoming inspection, it helps to send one or two friendly reminders in the weeks and days leading up to it.
While you may have done inspections hundreds of times before, don’t forget to perform the same high-quality inspections. This means thoroughly covering every room, both indoors and outdoors, no matter what. If, for any reason, you cannot access a room at the time, make a follow-up booking to come back and inspect that room again soon.
Not comparing previous reports
It’s important to use previous inspection reports and photos as a baseline to compare with the current condition of the property so that you can identify any issues or damage that may have happened since the last inspection.
Not addressing issues
If you find any issues during the inspection, make sure that you always raise them immediately. It’s good practice to provide feedback to your tenants, both good and bad, after each inspection to ensure that you both remain on the same page.
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