If you just invested in your first Central Valley rental property, one of the most important things to do after you rent that property is to conduct a tenant walkthrough.
Tenant walkthroughs are important because they ensure that both you and your tenant are ‘on the same page concerning the condition of the property when they move in and this also gives you the ability to make repairs to the property that you become aware of during the walkthrough.
In this article, we will share with you several things that you should do during a tenant walkthrough.
#1 – Create A Rental Property Walkthrough Checklist
Before meeting your future tenant, you should create a walkthrough checklist just so that you can concisely approach the walkthrough and not pass up any part of the rental property.
#2 – Inspect the Property With Your Future Tenant
It doesn’t matter if you attend the walkthrough yourself, or if your manager attends, there should be someone there who represents your best interests just so both landlord and tenant know the condition of the property and are touring it at the same time.
#3 – Take Pictures and Video Of Everything
Since the goal of the walkthrough is to document the condition of the rental property at move-in, you shouldn’t hesitate to take as many pictures and videos of the property as you need.
This is important because of the simple reason if your tenant leaves the property in poor shape when they move out, you will have plenty of evidence to show the real shape the property was in when they moved in.
#4 – Hire A Property Manager
Even though you can manage your rental property yourself, hiring a property manager is always better because they will save you the time, money, and hassle of managing your property yourself.
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