- Posted June 24, 2014 by
What You Need To Know About A Routine Inspection Report
Most tenants think that landlords have it easy: they just sit down most of the day and collect the rent or dues at the end of each month. Of course, this is a big misconception. Landlords also have a lot of things to regularly do to make sure that their tenants feel comfortable and safe in the home they are renting and that they do not lack for anything, as stipulated on the signed tenancy agreement.
And though you may have heard hundreds of stories of how some tenants were tricked into signing a tenancy contract for a house that appeared to be in good condition but is actually a “lemon” and not even suitable or safe to live in, landlords also have many horror stories of their own. Most of the time, landlords do not immediately see any damages in the property they are leasing until it’s too late and when their former tenants are already long gone from their reach. Unfortunately, no amount of deposit paid by the tenant can also even cover such damages as well, giving the property owner more woes and problems.
The Importance Of Routine Property Inspections
These kinds of problems and horror stories can be easily avoided when landlords and property managers have their property undergo a routine inspection. A property condition inspection is carried out by highly-trained, well-experienced and licensed inspector. At the end of his or her inspection, a complete and detailed inspection report will be handed to the landlord or property manager.
These inspections will be done on a regular basis, depending on the need or preference of the property owner or manager. An inspection can be done annually, semi-annually or even quarterly.
The Routine Inspection Report
The routine inspection report will cover the details of what the inspector saw and observed in the property. Typically, a report will include a proper rating or description of the condition of the following areas and features of the property:
• The home’s heating and/or central air conditioning system
• The interior and exterior (if there is one) plumbing system
• The electrical systems
• The roof and attic (if there is one)
• The walls
• The ceilings and floors
• The windows and doors
• The house’s or property’s foundation
• The basement
•The property’s visible insulation features
The licensed inspector will also look greatly into and determine the presence of any moulds and pests in the property.
Having your property undergo routine inspections will give you the assurance that your tenants are treating your property with care and respect. You will also be able to know immediately if the tenants are following all the terms and conditions stated on the lease contract that they agreed to and signed. Many problems and complications can be avoided if you have any property you are leasing undergo a routine inspection.