Water is a necessary element to support life and when it concerns rental property, water usage must be available to tenants. Water can be a force in itself, such as a serious flood or hurricane. Left unchecked in a rental property, water can cause anything from minimal to major havoc and damage. Water problems can affect just about every area of the property, inside and out. Kitchens have … [Continue reading...] about Never Ignore Water
Attract quality tenants by keeping your rental property in great condition with proper maintenance
Rental properties that are in great condition attract quality tenants. Learn more about what you can do to improve your rental property and keep it properly maintained to attract the best tenants.
Thinking about fall/winter maintenance needs for your investment before the season hits can often save you money. An extra benefit is that it can help to keep your tenants happy. For example, if you wait until the rains or winds come and the roof leaks, you will be competing with everyone else to have the work done because roofing contractors are at their busiest. This can mean major delays and … [Continue reading...] about Plan Fall and Winter Maintenance Early
Pests can be a problem any time during the year and are a common occurrence in the rental industry. If you check the dictionary, there are varying definitions for pests; here are three common ones. An insect or other small animal that harms or destroys garden plants, trees, etc. An annoying or troublesome person, animal, or thing; nuisance A deadly epidemic disease, especially a plague; … [Continue reading...] about Pest Control and Your Rental Investment
All things on earth have a life expectancy - people, buildings, clothing, food, etc. All the parts of an investment property have a life expectancy as well. A building can last for years, even centuries, while you may have to replace that dishwasher next year or in ten years. Why is it useful to consider life expectancy? It is always better to know as much about your property as possible. … [Continue reading...] about What is Useful Life and Why is it Important?
Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, also known as Title X, to protect families from exposure to lead from paint, dust, and soil. Section 1018 of this law directed HUD and EPA to require the disclosure of known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before the sale or lease of most housing built before 1978. Types of Housing … [Continue reading...] about HUD.gov Announces: The lead Disclosure Rule