How to Simplify Property Maintenance at Your Charlotte Properties

How to Simplify Property Maintenance at Your Charlotte Properties

Routine rental property maintenance is key to being a successful landlord in Charlotte. A well-maintained rental provides a safe and healthy environment for your tenants, which, by the way, is a legal requirement.

Yet, some landlords don't take property maintenance seriously. If you're this type of landlord, you're not only exposing yourself to lawsuits but also lowering tenant satisfaction.

One of the reasons you might skimp on property maintenance is because of how difficult it can be to get the job done. From visiting the property to inspecting it to finding repair professionals, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

You need to learn how to simplify property maintenance. Read on to learn how to do it.

Streamline Tenant-Landlord Communication

Rental properties undergo plenty of wear and tear, so it's not uncommon for tenants to raise maintenance requests often.

Keeping an open line of communication with your tenants goes a long way in simplifying property maintenance. They can reach you easily, which means you'll be in a better position to initiate a repair order without any delay.

One way to streamline this communication is to give your tenants a phone number that's dedicated to maintenance and repair issues. When this phone rings, you'll automatically know that some repair work is needed.

Another method is to invest in a tenant portal. This can be an application or website where your tenants can log in and file maintenance requests.

Perform Routine Property Inspections

You need to inspect your rental property on a regular schedule. This will enable you to catch maintenance issues early enough and perform preventative maintenance.

Unfortunately, some landlords don't perform these inspections regularly. Some are simply negligent and others rely on their tenants to spot maintenance or repair issues.

Skimping on property inspections will only make your life harder. Left unattended, a simple repair job that could have cost you a few hundred dollars to fix can balloon into a big issue that will set you back a few thousand dollars.

Have Property Maintenance Technicians on Speed Dial

Once a maintenance or repair job arises, you need a handyman, plumber, electrician, or other professional to do the job. Sometimes you'll need all these maintenance technicians on the job site.

Having reliable professionals on your speed dial helps make your maintenance duties simpler. You just need to make a call and they'll be there ready to fix the problem.

Outsource Property Management

The best way to deal with property maintenance is to outsource your maintenance duties to a property management company. At a fee, the company will keep a close eye on the property and perform the necessary maintenance when required.

You can also outsource all your landlord duties. With a full-service property management company managing your property, you can take a back seat and let them handle everything.

PMI Charlotte Has Your Back!

You have no excuse not to give your Charlotte rental property the care it deserves. At PMI Charlotte, we understand that you might not have the time or expertise to do property maintenance. Our mission is to protect your assets by offering top-class management services.

If you need more information, we're only a call away.