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Why Conducting Property Inspections Makes for Better Property Management

Magnifying Glass Showing A Close Up of a HouseAt Real Property Management Indianapolis Edge, we want to give you a few suggestions for how you can make sure property inspections are conducted smoothly and routinely.

1.     Set a Schedule

For property inspections to be effective, you need to put them on your calendar. We recommend quarterly inspections to catch maintenance or lease compliance problems early. You can even provide your tenant with a calendar with the dates for property inspections marked and circled.

2.     Talk to Your Tenants at Lease Signing

It’s important that you tell your tenants at lease signing about the quarterly property inspections. You don’t want to end up with a tenant who is surprised by an inspection and then doesn’t want to comply. Remember, it is your rental property, and you get to make the rules about when the inspections are performed.

3.     Give Your Tenants a Call Before the Inspection

What is the key to better Indianapolis property management? Proactive communication. Go the extra mile and call your tenants to give them a heads up about an upcoming inspection. It will show your tenants you care and respect their privacy by calling them the week of the appointment with a friendly reminder. Communicating with your tenants also helps your tenants prepare a timely list of maintenance needs or other property issues for you to address.

4.     Ensure That Property Management is Thorough

Whether it’s you, or a qualified home inspector conducting the inspection, all of the following should be looked at and repaired the same day if possible:

  • Floors, windows, and walls
  • Appliances: Are they working as they should?
  • Plumbing – pipes are clean with no issues
  • Electrical: light fixtures are in working condition
  • All smoke detectors and electrical plugs are in order
  • Heating and cooling systems are working well
  • Roof and gutters
  • Foundation of the home

Every rental property owner wants to be successful in property management. Indianapolis landlords quickly learn that regular property inspections make a difference in maintaining the value of their rental home. Inspecting your rental property ensures that it stays in great shape, while also communicating to your tenants how much you value their health, safety, and comfort. Real Property Management Indianapolis has over 20 years conducting comprehensive rental property inspections. Put our Indianapolis property management team to work for you today.

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