A move-out inspection is required when the lease period has ended and your tenant has moved out. This is your opportunity to thoroughly inspect the home and determine its current condition. You’ll need to conduct this inspection so you can make notes of any repairs that will be needed before you re-rent the property, and you’ll also want to see if there is any damage that needs to be covered by your tenant’s security deposit.
We know that property damage is a major concern for the property owners and landlords we work with. Renting out a property always comes with risk, but no one wants to deal with the damage that can be left behind by a bad tenant.
A lot of your rental property maintenance will depend on your property’s age and condition. Even with a new property that’s in excellent condition, you will occasionally need to make repairs. As professional Santa Cruz property managers, we have experience responding to maintenance needs every day. Today, we want to share some of the most common repairs that are needed at our clients’ rental properties.
Deciding to hire a professional property management company to care for your investment property is a smart first step to a successful rental experience. The next step is choosing the right company. There are some important questions you should always ask a potential property manager before signing a management contract.
Habitability needs to be a big concern for landlords in Santa Cruz because there are legal requirements that must be complied with. Landlords know they are legally required to provide a safe and habitable property, but it can sometimes be difficult to understand what that means. When certain maintenance issues are brought to your attention, you need to take immediate action. You cannot leave your property unmaintained when it poses a threat to your tenants.
Whether you own one property or an entire portfolio, you know how profitable real estate investments can be. While they are good at helping you build wealth, one small mistake can put you and your investments in jeopardy. Today, we’re talking about the risk and liability that rental property owners are exposed to, and how to protect yourself against claims, disputes, and lawsuits.