Owners » Preventative Maintenance Program
We all take pride in maintaining our homes and gardens. We know how much time and money it takes to do that properly. Tenants, no matter how good they are, do not have the same desire and inclination to take care of the properties they live in. Some do, but they are the exception and not the rule.
Without the proper system in place to maintain the property, the rent will be reduced over time because tenants pay premium for well maintained and updated homes. An owner may save couple of hundred of dollars over the length of the lease but when the tenant moves out the repair bill will be high. For example, small repairs like caulking, can turn into costly drywall or cabinet repairs if not done timely.
With that in mind we designed a preventative maintenance program. We looked at our repair requests files and examined which repairs can be reduced by better maintenance and what can we do to preserve the property in the best possible shape. We came up with the following items that need attention and care every six months.