In the vast majority of situations, it’s much easier to prevent damage from happening to your rental property than it is to try to go back and fix damage that’s already happened.
Not only is it easier, but it’s also a lot cheaper. The average maintenance cost for rental properties will always be more than the average cost of repairs. Spending a little bit of money on property maintenance (before there’s a problem) will end up saving you a lot of money down the road (after there’s been a problem that needs an expensive repair).
Rental property maintenance has an effect on more than just your wallet. As a rental property owner, there are certain areas of your rental that you need to be especially vigilant about maintaining, like heat, air conditioning, and proper safety measures like carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms. If you don’t stay on top of maintaining these parts of your rentals, you’ll quickly find yourself with a swarm of angry tenants — and, potentially, a lawsuit.
Investing in maintenance for your rentals is crucial to keep your bank account and your tenants happy. Let’s take a look at how to stay on top of your rental property maintenance services, protect your investment, and keep your tenants smiling:
The difference between maintenance and repairs is that maintenance keeps problems from happening, while repairs try to fix problems that have already spun out of control.
Guess which one is cheaper, safer, and better for your property?
In this article, you’ll learn how you can prolong the life of your rental property through routine and preventative maintenance, and how often you should schedule inspections. Read More
Owning rental properties can be a liability. If you don’t protect your property, you put your tenants at risk — and you put yourself at risk for retaliation if anything goes wrong.
In this post, you’ll learn the simple maintenance tasks you should implement at every property to protect both you AND your tenants. Read More
There’s no denying that the summer months in Dallas can be extreme. But not only are those scorching temperatures uncomfortable to deal with; they can also cause serious issues at your property if you’re not prepared.
This article will show you what steps to take to prepare each of your rental properties for hot weather so your tenants are comfortable and your property and grounds are protected during the unbearable summer heat. Read More
For landlords, one of the top priorities is to keep property in a good condition. As tenants use the house, there will obviously be some wear and tear, but how do you distinguish normal use from damage?
In this article, you'll learn how to choose trustworthy tenants, how to draw the line between damage and wear and tear, and how to prevent tenants from damaging your rental. Read More
If you own rental properties, chances are at some point you’ll have to deal with damage.
Whether it's damage from tenants, inclement weather, or general wear and tear, handling damage is par for the course; it’s just one of your official landlord duties. But that doesn’t make it easy!
In this article, we’ll cover common damage you might face when you’re renting out your properties — and how you can prevent further damage from happening in the future. Read More
One of the areas of your rental property that needs the most maintenance is your lawn. But who’s responsible for taking care of it? Is it you? Or is it your tenant? Whose job is it to keep the lawn of your rental property looking its best?
In this article, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of handling the lawn maintenance yourself vs. passing it off to your tenants. Read More
Part of owning a profitable rental property is creating a realistic budget. But if you have no idea how much your rental property repairs will cost, that’s nearly impossible.
In this post, you’ll learn how to calculate the most common rental repair costs so you can build an accurate budget and have enough cash on hand for when things (inevitably) break down. Read More
No one owns a perfect rental property, and the truth is, no matter how hard you work, you’ll eventually run into rental property maintenance problems.
But lucky for you, you’re not the first person to run into them. In this article, we’ll cover 11 of the most common rental property maintenance problems you’re likely to encounter when you own a rental property — and, more importantly, how to solve them. Read More