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5 Tips for Landlords on Handling Property Maintenance in St. Louis

As a landlord, you need to take care of the maintenance in your St. Louis house, and today we are sharing some tips that will help you keep that property well-maintained and in excellent condition.

Be Proactive

Do all the things that will prevent major issues from occurring at your home. That means fixing the leaky faucet, trimming the trees away from the house, and making sure you don’t end up with emergencies in the middle of the night.

Take Advantage of Warranties

We partner with a lot of companies offering homeowner’s warranties. If you have an HVAC system or a water heater go out, the warranty helps because you pay a deductible and the warranty company will give you an allotment to use towards repairs.

Working with Professionals

Working with a professional St. Louis property management company comes with a number of benefits. We have vendors who we work with consistently because of their high work quality and the reduced rates we get in exchange for the volume of work we provide. So while Uncle Bob might think he can come over and fix everything to save you some money, it’s not the best way to run a business. Using professionals is important, and a company providing property management in St. Louis can help demonstrate that you get what you pay for.

Timeliness

When a tenant submits a maintenance request, it cannot be acknowledged and then forgotten. Contact the tenant and explain you understand the problem. Then, you need to be quick about getting the repair made.

Determine Responsibility

You also have to decide if maintenance issues are the tenant’s responsibility or your responsibility. When there’s a problem with a toilet, you will be responsible for any plumbing issues, but the 5-tips-for-landlords-on-handling-property-maintenance-in-st-louistenant may be responsible for fixing the problem if something was flushed and clogged the toilet.

There are lots of exciting things about being a landlord, but some complex and frustrating things too. If you have any questions about your St. Louis rental property, please contact us at Select Leasing & Management.

Posted by: selectstl on September 15, 2016
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