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Basic Maintenance Tips For Landlords

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If you are a landlord, you will have certain responsibilities to your tenants that need to be handled efficiently. Basic maintenance is one of those responsibilities, and most tenants will not enjoy living in a home or apartment complex that does not provide the maintenance they require. If you do not want to have to worry about the maintenance procedures yourself, you have the option of hiring a property management company to handle these maintenance concerns for you. In many cases, this is a preferred method, as your schedule may be filled up or you may not even live near the property anymore. In any case, these are the maintenance concerns you will probably run into.

Appliance Repair

If your property is one that offers appliances with the rent, such as refrigerators, microwaves, and other devices, the care, and upkeep of them need to be handled by you. Appliances break down every once in a while, and you will need to make sure they are fixed so your tenants can go about their daily lives without any trouble. This includes replacing any appliances that fail to work at all. If you own a property that offers a washer and dryer in the package, that is another area that will need to be covered. The important thing is to take care of these concerns as quickly as you can. Do not let the problems linger, and there should be no issue between you and your tenant. A property management company can also be good about this and will work to keep your tenants happy.


Drain clogs, broken fixtures, and other plumbing concerns will also have to be repaired or fixed by you or the property management company you hire. As most plumbing emergencies need to be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further issues, it is important to be prepared before anything happens. Have a plumber in your service that can respond to any concerns that develop, and make sure you have plumbing services available twenty-four hours per day, as plumbing issues can come up at any time.


When tenants move out, you will need to go over the apartment or home they left and make sure it is cleaned and fit for a new tenant to move in. You can handle it yourself, but hiring a cleaning service of some kind will probably be in your best interest. Make sure everything is ready for a new tenant, and you will be set to go for a while.

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Basic Maintenance Tips For Landlords

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