Keeping an Eye on Your Rental Property Business through Inspections
If you owned a competitive pizza parlor downtown, how often would you stop in to answer questions from management, ensure your store was up to code, and observe customer satisfaction? Probably quite often. Your rental property is no different. It is a business that requires your attention through routine inspections. Whether you perform them personally or you hire property managers, Ft. Worth tenants should learn to expect that someone will keep an eye on them and the property to ensure safety, cleanliness, functionality, and compliance.
- Move-In and Move-Out Inspections: When a new tenant moves in, walk through the property with them to observe and document current condition. This also communicates to the tenant that you care about the condition of your property, so they will be more likely to as well. When they move out, repeat the process.
- Safety and Cleanliness Inspections: Scheduled routinely, Fort Worth property management specialists recommend these walk-throughs to observe general condition of the home to ensure it stays both safe and clean. Make a to-do list with deadlines for yourself and one for your tenant and schedule a follow-up inspection to hold everyone accountable to complete it.
- Seasonal Inspections: Similar to safety and cleanliness inspections, these scheduled walk-throughs focus on what needs to be done to prepare the property for the next season as well as to wrap up the previous season. Focus on heating and cooling units inside and seasonal-appropriate yard-care needs outside.
- Drive-by Inspections: These do not require scheduling. Simply drive by the property to observe general condition and contract compliance. If you see something concerning, schedule a safety and cleanliness inspection.
While move-in and move-out inspections are standard, Specialized offers optional inspection services to keep an eye on your property for you between tenant transitions. This protects you, your property, and your profits. Call to learn more about how we can be your Fort Worth property management eyes and ears.