It doesn’t matter if you just purchased your first rental property, or have owned rentals for some time, the reality is that maintenance is important part of owning rental properties that every owner should get under control because lack of maintenance will increase costs.
If you’ve been struggling with maintaining your rental properties here are simple tips that you can use to get maintenance under control.
Tip 1- Ditch the Carpet
Although you may love carpeting, the reality is that carpeting is not user friendly in a Home for Rent and should be removed in favor of hard surfaces like vinyl.
Vinyl flooring is EASY to clean up after spills or accidents and it will retain its look / value over the years compared to carpeting which will need to be replaced especially after tenants with small children live in your rental home.
Tip 2 – Give Your Tenants a Vacuum Cleaner for the Rental
Let’s say you have a new tenant who just moved into your Home for Rent, but you know that they don’t have a lot of money or possessions since they just moved from out of state.
What’s the solution to the problem?
Buy your tenant a vacuum which will clean both carpeting and the floor as well. Doing this will insure that the flooring in your rental property stays clean since most people don’t like to live in a home with dirty floors.
Tip 3 – Be More Proactive About Wear And Tear
During the course of the next year that a tenant lives in your Home for Rent there may be regular wear and tear including broken window screens, holes in walls and issues that most homes face during the year.
The solution to staying on top of wear and tear in a home is to stay proactive about dealing with it and encouraging or offering your tenants incentives to report it when wear and tear occurs.
This will solve the problem of you having to deal with fixing a lot of wear and tear in your Home for Rent after your tenant moves out.
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