Preparing rental homes for new tenants
It is difficult to have apartment management especially if the property will be rented to new tenants. It is possible that many clashes will occur between the home owners in Burbank and the new tenants. However it is possible to avoid these clashes, thus having a smooth rental turn over. Every commercial home owner and landlords have their own rules and regulation that they want the tenants to always obey them. As a result landlords are advised to create a checklist of items that avoid such conflicts. The following items must be present in a home owner’s checklist prior to welcoming new owners. The checklist contains various steps that include old tenants before leaving the property.
- Inspection before the tenants leaves the house.
It is a great benefit mainly because as a home owner you will minimize long items list. Long term lists exists mainly in instances when a commercial owner fails to take time and visit his property before the tenant vacates the premises. No need to hurry instead it is imperative to be calm and relaxed.
- Casually walk through
Tenants provide a vacation notice. There is no need to over-think. Therefore, visit your property and analyze any need for maintenance. In addition let the tenant know of the areas that require maintenance. It could begin from cleaning up the tiles to fixing broken windows.
- Schedule for repair services
If need be, it important to reshape the property; for services such a plumbing, cleaning, painting, contractor and electrician. Visits from these professionals must be scheduled early enough to minimize the number of days that your property will stay vacant. Some repairs will take longer than others. As a result it is important to communicate such to incoming tenants.
- Buy supplies
As a landlord it is important to purchase the items that need replacing in advance. It saves the time of running out of material.
- Clean the Property
Terms of a contract depends on the parties. In some instances the terms indicate that it is the duty of the tenant to perform the cleaning of the yard during the final day of the tenant’s occupation. The vice versa is also applicable. Thus when it is not a requirement for the client to do the cleaning the landlord will arrange for the cleaning. It includes removal of dead plants, leaves, shrubs and tree trimming.
- New Tenant comes in
- Place new keys
It is highly advisable to re-key existing locks. In addition for security purposes security codes must be changed. The commercial home owner has a duty to collect all keys from the tenants before vacating.
- Ensure safety and health
Check for any safety and hazardous emitters and remove them. It includes cleaning the pipes, checking for any blockages. It is important to hire a cleaning company. It is especially when the old tenants are not willing to clean before vacating.
- Listing the apartment
The apartment like any other good in the market is priced according to its worth. In this way it will attract the relevant tenants.
- Screening the Applicants
It is important to screen the tenants for background, history of violence, financial stability, and employment status (making sure they are capable of paying rent on time. It is imperative to perform a checklist that would ensure the landlord does not face challenges such as rent delay when the client moves into the premises.
The above advice is critical for commercial home owners; landlords and even I hope I have managed to persuade enough in this field.