The importance of regular inspections of your properties.
We Buy, Sell and Rent Houses - Company Message
My Blog

The importance of regular inspections of your properties.

  Recently I learned a hard lesson, that has cost me quite a bit of time and money. The lesson is to inspect my properties on a regular schedule. I thought we had the perfect tenant's, the rent was usually paid on time. On the few occasions they were late they always called and let me know and they always paid the late fees. No trouble until they gave me their 30 days notice of intent to vacate. They had no money for the last months rent, and wanted to use the security deposit as rent, my money was used to get into the new rental property. To make matters worse while doing the walk through I discovered the place was trashed. The walls and doors had been scribbled on by their child with magic markers,crayons, pens, pencils and nail polish. Framing nails had been used as picture hooks,and the carpet looked as though a small engine repair shop had been operating inside. Oil stains, rust, mud, dirt, animal feces, ink ,drink stains, etc had ruined it. Every square inch of this place needs new paint, plus new carpet. I had done proper screening, they had good references from their previous landlords and passed our background check. In hindsight I believe doing regular inspections of the property would have stopped this from happening. So save yourself some serious headaches and a lot of money by doing regular inspections of your property.

0 Comments to The importance of regular inspections of your properties.:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint