Remaining successful in rental property management, as it is for most businesses, is dependent on the quality of the product. Earning and retaining customers through superior offerings saves on costs and increases revenue. If you fail to take care of your customers, they will seek solutions elsewhere, causing you to expend time and marketing efforts to make up for the loss.
Maintaining the health and wellness of your tenants is critical to a long and valuable relationship. Poor experiences with upkeep and safety concerns can damage your reputation and give understandable cause for tenants to seek alternative housing. Some essential considerations and a routine of health and safety audits can be impactful in sustaining satisfaction and increasing ROI.
An excellent place to start when considering how you can maximize the wellbeing of your tenants is looking at the standards set in place by federal and local governments. These guidelines cover the majority of property features, the landlord’s responsibilities relating to each one and what can be considered “habitable” in a legal sense. Local governments may define more specific, unique landlord responsibilities but in general,
Following these basics covers most areas that contribute to the protection of your tenants’ health and safety. Maintaining these key areas avoids issues relating to the implied warranty of habitability, an infallible standard that holds landlords responsible and offers tenants legal recourse if any area is insufficient.
The legal liabilities are the minimum standard for any landlord’s maintenance efforts. However, they do little to elevate the image of the rental property and enhance the value. Adding benefits for customers not only means you can charge more but also add to their overall satisfaction and subsequently their tenure renting from you.
An infestation of pests needs to be handled swiftly, as their unmanaged presence can conflict with the implied warranty of habitability. Unwanted ants, cockroaches, mice and other nuisances spread disease by contaminating food and surfaces. Many also cause safety hazards by boring into a wood structure, destroying insulation and chewing through electrical wiring. Letting an infestation last can make many structures unlivable.
Exterminations are costly and extreme circumstances can even temporarily force tenants out of their units. Preventative maintenance through regular pest control can avoid these extra expenses while displaying value and genuine concern to your current and prospective tenants.
The most important factor concerning the health and wellbeing of your tenants is the cleanliness of the area indoors. Poor sanitation can invite pests, encourage the spread of disease and allow environmental factors like dust and mold to develop.
Here are four points to remember to keep your rental property clean and your tenants healthy:
A deep clean of available rental units is a must to set the right impression with prospective renters. An immaculately maintained interior keeps your rental property pest and germ-free while elevating the look and appeal.
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