There are three scenarios you encounter with maintenance when you’re performing property management in Los Angeles. Today, we’re talking about the best ways to handle them.
Sometimes, there will be emergency maintenance calls. It might be 2:00 in the morning, with pouring rain coming in through the roof. When your tenant calls, you need to get a roofer or someone over to tarp your property immediately. So, you need to have a reliable list of vendors and contractors who can respond to these emergency needs.
These are typical tasks that require the help of a plumber, electrician, handyman, or other professional. They will make all necessary repairs in a timely manner and service your systems to make sure everything continues to run without problems. Stay on top of preventative maintenance items so you can minimize the risk of small problems becoming larger and more expensive.
When you need to put on a new roof or install new piping, you have to have the right vendors taking care of that work, and you want to make sure they understand the local city laws and the requirements so they can get the proper permits.
Any time you’re working with vendors, you want to make sure they are licensed, experienced, and reputable. They need to know how to interact with you and with your tenants. Repairs need to be taken care of immediately, because tenants can create a lot of problems if their maintenance requests aren’t responded to or addressed properly. Everything from code enforcement to city inspections to mold issues need to be handled expertly and quickly. This is usually when property managers are brought in; so the owner can begin to recover and the tenants can get back to a habitable house and start paying rent again.