Fall Landlord Obligations – Real Property Management Platinum
As we look forward to the start of winter rain and removal of snowfall, here are some fall landlord obligations to do before the season begins.
Landlords or property managers have an obligation to make their rental property safe and habitable at all times. To help you become a better landlord this fall, carry out the following landlord obligations designed to keep your property desirable.
Inspect Heating Systems
It’s your duty to check the furnace, boiler and radiator system to ensure they work properly during this period. Carry out regular servicing of the heating and air conditioning systems to safeguard against winter problems.
Check the Roofing System
Inspect the roof for any loose tiles, shingles or leaking joints. Make sure you conduct thorough roof repairs since harsh winter weather and storms can really make a beating on your roofs.
Clean and Clear Gutters
During autumn leaves will fall from the trees on to roofs which end up clogging or blocking your gutters. Ensure you clear gutters and keep them free from clogging throughout fall period.
Because of the anticipated cold temperatures in winter, it’s important to check pipes before fall begins. All exterior water pipes and spigots should be protected from cold temperatures by checking for leaks, blockages or keeping the heating system on for longer.
Check the Lawn
It’s the duty of a landlord to keep the lawn mowed and weed free as well as keeping the rental property free from pests. You are also obligated to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice during fall.
Inspect Lighting Systems
Check the lighting system to ensure they function properly. Repair all malfunctioning light bulbs and replace some if possible. Also, make inexpensive ceiling fixtures by purchasing replacement fan blades to make ceiling fan light and desirable.