Routine inspections not so routine

01-Sep-2015

Routine inspections are an important part of our management service that we take very seriously.

Upon giving your tenant notice of the inspection we forward them a checklist of how we want the property to be presented and an updated maintenance checklist. This enables tenants to easily advise of day to day maintenance issues they encounter that normally could not be ascertained during the inspection. We also advise them that photographs will be taken for our reference and your information.

We will note any areas of concern.

When undertaking a routine inspection of your property we are not just ensuring that the tenant is keeping the property clean and tidy, but also that the property is presented in a safe condition for the tenant to reside, in order to comply with legislation.

Following our inspection we will forward to you a detailed inspection report with photographs and suggestions of preventative maintenance that should be undertaken and recommendations for improvements that could be made in order to maximise the rental return on your property - and also to ensure that the tenant remains in the property for the longest possible time without you incurring a vacancy.

Please note that we are not qualified building inspectors and our inspections are visual in nature only. We strongly recommend that a pest controller undertake annual inspections for pests and termites and that a licensed builder inspect and report upon the safety of hand railings and decking and any timber flooring.

When making recommendations following an inspection we will provide you with feedback allowing you adequate time (if required) to update, renovate or improve the property, such as floor or window covering replacement or painting the property. We will generally state that the carpets are becoming worn and that you will need to budget to replace the carpets within the next 12 months or upon the next vacancy.

The routine inspection is not routine. It is a record of how your tenant is maintaining the property and a report of suggested maintenance that may be required to enhance the capital appreciation of your investment and maximise its rental return.