Wear and tear on a rental property is something that every landlord has to deal with because of the simple fact that it’s part of life.
Thankfully, even though wear and tear can be a pain, landlords can reduce the wear and tear on their properties by following these tips.
Tip #1 – Choose Durable Materials
One of the best ways to limit wear and tear at a rental property is to choose durable materials.
Investing in the best paint, flooring and other materials means that your property will be able to withstand more foot traffic and hold up over 12 months of heavy use.
Tip #2 – Renewed Focus On Tenant Screening
Another simple way to limit wear and tear at a rental property is to place a renewed focus on tenant screening, specifically asking the applicant’s previous landlord about their experience with the tenant, the condition they left the property in, and if they would rent to the tenant again in the future.
If the previous landlord is quick to reply no or has less than favorable remarks about the condition their previous tenant left the property in, these are signs that the landlord that is screening them should think twice about renting to them.
Tip #3 – Have Good Communication With The Tenant
Last of all, but most important, communication is also another essential way for landlords to reduce the wear and tear at their rental properties.
From day #1, tenants must know that they can trust their landlords and be willing to call them when the property needs repairs.
Tip #4 – Review The Property Regularly
Don’t wait until the lease is up to inspect the rental property, landlords should schedule property reviews every quarter because this will help them to stay on top of maintenance and take care of maintenance issues before they turn into major problems.
Tip #5 – Hire A Property Manager
Last of all, but most important, the best way to reduce wear and tear at a rental property is to hire a property manager.
A professional property management company will ensure that the property is professionally maintained, thus reducing wear and tear plus ensuring that there will be a shorter vacancy period between tenants.
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