06 Jul Property Maintenance Emergencies
Rental Property Maintenance Emergencies
Rental property maintenance emergencies are stressful. If you own a rental property chances are, you will have to deal with a maintenance emergency that requires your immediate attention. From setting the right rental rates to collecting the rent on time, maximizing the profitability of a rental property is the most important thing for every landlord to consider. And, while it may seem easy to manage a rental property or two, it is more than collecting the rent. In fact, managing a rental property takes a lot of commitment. Not only does property management require a great deal of time, it also requires a lot of and effort to keep it profitable.
While it may make sense to take the do-it-yourself approach, in many cases it just isn’t practical! For any landlord who is currently on the fence about hiring a property management company. This article is for you. With this in mind, we offer some insight on why you should reconsider!
Property Maintenance and Repairs
From managing vendor relationships and making repairs promptly to answering a call when your tenant’s hot water heater breaks in the middle of January. Not only must you ensure you are in compliance with housing regulations and property laws, you are also responsible for providing a habitable unit for every tenant. Keeping up with your property maintenance and repairs takes means not only budgeting for it, but also maintaining good vendor relationships. From maintenance workers and tradesmen to contractors and suppliers, how much time do you have to oversee your maintenance projects? The reality is, there are some rental property maintenance emergencies that require an immediate response.
From credit check to evictions and everything in between, below we have listed emergencies that require quick action by the landlord:
- Electrical Emergencies
- Gas Emergencies
- Water Emergencies
- Leaky Roofs
- Lack of Heat
- Backed-up sewer lines
Why Hire A Property Manager?
The most commonly reported maintenance emergencies involve gas, electricity, and water. Each type not only requires your immediate attention, they also need to be addressed as quickly as possible. When maintenance emergencies arise, as a landlord you must be ready to employ the necessary resources. From being on call 24 hours per day – 7 days a week, to preparing for the worst possible scenario, are you equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to protect your rental property? Managing rental properties is a hard business.
Ongoing Maintenance and Repairs
From ongoing maintenance to repairs, unless the rental is maintained properly it will not enjoy long-term tenant retention. Rather then taking on all the stress that comes from managing a rental property, why not hire a property manager to do that for you? From performing preventive maintenance to answering emergency maintenance requests, a good property manager will keep your rental property in a safe and habitable condition.
Habitable Property: A habitable property is one that has adequate heating, water, electricity, cleanliness, and is structurally sound…
Say Goodnight to Phone Calls at 2 AM
By hiring a property manager to take on the responsibility for the physical management of your rental property, including regular maintenance and emergency repairs. You can say goodnight to the phone calls at 2 A.M. With a property management company your maintenance requests have a dedicated call center. A 24-hour maintenance contact center that receives and processes all of your maintenance requests for you to ensure that the request is handled in a timely manner.
When In Doubt
If you have questions about maintenance or need help with repairs, please contact us. We manage single-family homes, condos, and apartment buildings throughout the San Diego area. Whether you are interested in changing property managers, or simply looking to hire a property management company for the first time, Rancho Mesa Properties can help. We take care of all types of residential rental properties including homes, condos, multiplexes such as duplex and triplexes, and even small apartment buildings. Let us manage your rental properties, so you can enjoy your life! Call us today at (858) 576-2176. We will save you time, money, and the stress that comes along with managing your own rentals.