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5 Reasons to Conduct a Rental Property Inspection

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Most property owners don’t conduct the inspections of their rental property. Some people do not conduct house inspections until tenants call them regarding an issue. However, it is essential to conduct regular inspections of a rental property as it keeps it in excellent condition.

Moreover, it increases the value of your property. This post shares the five reasons to have regular inspections of your rental property.

1. Ensure that tenants are following the rules

When you rent your property to a tenant, you enter into an agreement which states the rules that the tenants need to follow. The regular inspection of your property  allows you to check whether the tenants are adhering to the rules or not. It also ensures that they are not making any alterations or modifications in your house. Even if you cannot find time for the property inspection, you should hire someone who could inspect your property on your behalf.

 

2. To check maintenance issues

Tenants may not inform the landlord or real estate agency about any maintenance issues in their property unless they cause any direct inconvenience to them. Conducting a home inspection for renters let's you know about the things that need maintenance work or repairs. If ignored, anything that requires maintenance will depreciate the value of your property. Regular home inspections makes you check for any issues and get them fixed at the right time.

 


3. Validation of home insurance policy

Home insurance policies require you to conduct regular inspections of your home. Failing to do so may void the validity of your home insurance. If you want to have professional inspections, you can use the home inspection services offered by some companies. Home inspection companies or real estate agencies will conduct thorough inspections of your property and also provide a certificate for the same. This maintains the validity of your home insurance policy.

 


4. Maintains the value of your property

Inspections are a part of property management. Conducting regular visits makes you keep your property in excellent condition and maintain its value. Landlords who are busy in their business routines can hire real estate agencies to mange their properties who take care of inspection services. Alternatively, independent property valuers can conduct a thorough inspection and tell you about the current value of your home and how to improve its value.

 

5. Managing your property

It is crucial to manage your property effectively to maintain its value. Inspections are essential in property management as you need to stay well informed about any issues in advance.

There are a lot of things that property managers do to keep the investors happy. They advise the owners for conducting the inspections twice a year as a part of residential property management. It is easier to sell a well-maintained property versus one that is ignored for years. 

Regular inspections help landlords maintain the value of their properties. The benefits of property inspection are many as it helps in fixing the problems in time and retaining tenants for long periods. Moreover, you can sell your well-maintained property at a price higher than the market value.

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Jon Stul

Written by Jon Stul

Having spent over 12 years in the real estate industry covering all facets from residential through to commercial, established and off plan properties and sub-divisions, he has an in depth knowledge of the industry. Stepping out of the industry four years ago and moving interstate to expand a frozen yoghurt chain that has gone from 1 to 4 stores in the time he has been involved. This was recently sold to Made Group. Real estate has always been in his blood and it was a natural fit to start Bricks + Agent given the amount of insight he has into the industry as a whole. Having seen how all different forms of traditional marketing was used to the direction that it is now heading today, we think we have come up with a truly unique proposition that fits into the current state of the property maintenance market.