Most Common Rental Home Repairs
Even though renting out your property is a good way to derive income, you have to pay serious attention to the regular maintenance it requires. You are no stranger to rental home repairs. Every house has its fair share of repair and maintenance. But when we are talking about rental property, you have to be extra careful and take prompt action to resolve the problem.
This is because your tenants expect you to keep your house in a liveable condition for the time they are living there. In this article, we will mention some common repairs that a tenant usually requests.
1. Clogged Toilet
If there is one thing people can’t stand, it is a clogged toilet. If your tenant ends up clogging the toilet, it may not be your responsibility to get it fixed, however if the clogging has done extensive damage to the sewerage and plumbing lines, it is your responsibility to get it fixed in a timely manner. Another problem that your tenant may encounter in the bathroom is a running toilet. This problem needs to be resolved as soon as possible as it increases the water bills, forcing you or your tenant(s) to pay hundreds of dollars for something that wasn’t being used.
There is perhaps not a single American family that has not faced the problem of irritating leaks. Leakages in the kitchen sink often cause a great deal of problems as the accumulated water in the kitchen gives off a revolting stench. Similar to the running toilet problem, leaking pipes also increase water bills.
3. HVAC Repairs
Spending even half an hour in a house with a malfunctioning HVAC is simply awful. The problem is even worse during the summer season. A non-functioning AC unit is an emergency situation and should be tackled in a timely manner. To ensure that your tenants aren’t tortured from the devastating heat right in the middle of summer, you should carry out regular servicing of the AC unit. Most HVAC companies offer annual memberships that will include a complete servicing of your indoor and outdoor unit(s).
Picture this as if you’re the tenant: you have a small house party at your home. You have a pile of dirty dishes. But as soon as you load the dishes in the washer, you realize that it is not working. Confused, you try again but in vain. You are now left to do the dishes by hand. This can cause an inconvenience as it may take time away from your party or sacrifice having a pile of dishes in your sink for your friends to see. Appliances are the most common to require constant repairs. From dishwasher to a microwave unit, anything can breakdown at all times of the day. As an owner of renting property, always be ready for receiving a frantic call of a tenant asking you to get the repair work done ASAP.
Regardless of how well-coated your walls are, there comes a point when your paint starts to come off or appear stained. Your house will need a fresh coat of paint every five years or less. In fact, many landlords will repaint every time the property incurs new tenant(s).
These are some of the most common repairs that a majority of landlords have to deal with on a regular basis. In an ideal scenario, you’ll be quite handy or know someone that is and may even consider hiring an inspector to check repairs. It’s important to be able to resolve issues quickly to alleviate inconveniences for your tenant(s) and provide a better experience overall. If this doesn’t seem like something you’d like to tackle, find the best option for property management and sit back with no worry.