ROUTINE INSPECTIONS – WHY DO WE DO THEM? WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?
Routine inspections are an integral part of our property management procedures. This enables us to engage with your tenants, to ensure your property is well maintained and the property is meeting all requirements under the Residential Tenancies Act from both the tenants and landlords aspect. Our inspections are completed after the first 3 months of the tenancy commencing and every 6 months thereafter. Our procedure is to advise our landlord first of the upcoming inspection and we invite landlords to attend if they wish. In most instances landlords are happy for us to conduct the inspection without them attending, however we find a lot of Landlords like to attend the first inspection and then leave subsequent inspections to us.
A detailed report is completed at the inspection, including photos where required, to advise the landlord of any maintenance issues noted at the inspection and to provide feedback on the general state of the premises, whether good or bad, and any tenancy matters which may have been discussed with the tenants.
We encourage tenants to be home at the time of the inspection so good, open communication is maintained. We can then resolve any matters that may arise during the inspection including any damage caused by the tenants, as we believe communication is a key factor to resolving any tenancy issues before they become a larger problem. We also take this opportunity to thank our tenants who are taking great care of your property to show their efforts are appreciated and this encourages a great working relationship between Agent, Landlord and Tenant.
Even if your property is being kept in an excellent condition by the tenants we will still continue to complete 6 monthly inspections to ensure this standard is maintained…… and we also love the opportunity to chat to our tenants!