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Summer Rental Property Prep: Maintenance Checklist for Landlords



Hello there, fellow landlords and property enthusiasts! As the summer sun begins to shine brighter, it's the perfect time to ensure your rental properties are ready to welcome both existing and potential tenants. At Built By Referral Realty, we understand the importance of maintaining your properties for a seamless summer rental experience. Whether you're a seasoned landlord or just starting out, our maintenance checklist will guide you through the essential steps to keep your properties in top-notch condition.


1. Air Conditioning Tune-Up:

Don't let the heat catch you off guard! Schedule a professional HVAC inspection to ensure that your cooling systems are running efficiently. This not only keeps your tenants comfortable but also helps save on energy costs.


2. Exterior Maintenance:

Give your property's exterior some love by cleaning windows, roof tiles, and sidewalks. Trim overgrown bushes and trees, enhancing curb appeal and ensuring safety for your tenants.


3. Pest Prevention:

Warmer weather often invites unwanted guests like pests. Address any potential entry points, perform pest treatments if necessary, and educate tenants about best practices to prevent infestations.


4. Pool and Patio Care:

For properties with pools or outdoor spaces, make sure they're summer-ready. Clean and maintain the pool, inspect patio furniture for wear and tear, and ensure that outdoor amenities are safe and well-maintained.


5. Ventilation Check:

Good ventilation is essential for a comfortable living environment. Inspect and clean vents, exhaust fans, and air ducts to improve indoor air quality and prevent potential issues.


6. Safety Inspections:

Perform safety checks on smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. Ensure that emergency exits are easily accessible and well-marked.


7. Plumbing and Irrigation:

Check for leaks, drips, and clogs in sinks, faucets, and toilets. Also, inspect irrigation systems to keep lawns and gardens looking vibrant throughout the season.


8. Interior Clean-Up:

Give your property's interior a thorough cleaning. Dust, vacuum, and clean all areas, paying special attention to kitchens and bathrooms.


9. Tenant Communication:

Communicate with your tenants about any summer-specific maintenance requirements. Provide tips on energy-efficient practices and the proper use of appliances.


10. Document Everything:

Keep detailed records of maintenance performed, inspections, and repairs. This not only helps track the property's condition but also demonstrates your commitment to tenant satisfaction.


At Built By Referral Realty, we believe that a well-maintained property is the foundation for successful landlord-tenant relationships. And if you're looking for even more peace of mind, remember that Built By Referral Realty also offers expert Full Service Property Management services. Our team is here to help you every step of the way, from maintenance to tenant communication. Let's make this summer a success together!

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