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Property Management Tips – How To Keep Your Rental Safe In 2019

Just getting started with owning rental properties?

There’s no doubt that you have a lot of responsibilities as an owner including the responsibility of continuing to keep our rental property a safe place for your tenants to live.

In this article we will share with you several tips you can use for keeping your investment property safe in 2019 and for years to come.

Tip #1 – Confirm The Exterior Safety Of Your Rental Property

Roof – Check the roof to make sure that it doesn’t have any missing shingles because; this could lead to roof damage and leaks inside your home.

Gutters – Inspect the gutters on your Central Valley Rental Property to make sure that they are free of any blockages and that rainwater will be able to flow easily should we have a sudden downpour of rain.

Check those gutters and save thousands!

Foundation – Review the foundation of your rental property to make sure that there isn’t any damage and if your rental property has a basement you should make sure that all windows or access points to the basement are secure.

Steps & Stairs – If your rental property has steps and stairs you make sure that they are in excellent shape because steps or stairs that are in need of repairs can lead to accidents and injuries.

Tip #2 – Schedule Annual Maintenance Inspections

Even though you may be satisfied with the condition that your Stockton Rental Property is in now you should still require annual maintenance inspections because, a lot can happen in a rental over 12 months and you should have a maintenance professional ready to inspect your rental property at least once a year and make improvements or repairs where needed.

Use a calendar program to schedule inspections.

Tip #3 – Avoid Disaster by Resolving Problems BEFORE They Occur

If your Stockton Rental Property is more than 20 years old it may have potential problems that could occur and you should resolve those problems now.

Some of the most common problems in older rental properties include outdated wiring and electrical outlets that should be replaced so that they are able to handle the demand for power from smart phones and other handheld devices.

Consider installing USB capable outlets in all of your rentals.

Learn More

To learn more tips that you can use to keep your rental property safe, or to speak with us about property management for your rental property, contact Real Property Management Central Valley today by calling us at (209) 572-2222 or click here to connect with us online.