Maintaining rental property is necessary to ensure everything is in good shape and keeps tenants happy. Unfortunately, there are many ongoing rumors about rental repairs, as well as myths that misconstrue matters surrounding maintenance. Today, Allied Construction Services, your local provider of general construction services, debunks the most common myths about rental property maintenance.
Myth 1: DIY Repairs Save Money
You may have the urge to fix something broken in your property on your own, especially if you want to save a few bucks. Even if you can handle it yourself, that doesn’t mean you should do it. You don’t want outgoing tenants providing feedback about bad experiences with poor maintenance, so it’s better to leave certain repairs and other issues to the pros.
Myth 2: Tenants Shoulder Maintenance and Repairs
As the property owner, the maintenance and repairs on your rental property are your physical and financial responsibility. This includes preventative and regular maintenance tasks traditionally left to tenants. Working with a local company that provides building maintenance services can help in ensuring the good condition of everything within the property.
Myth 3: The Repair or Replace Dilemma
This myth goes both ways. On the one hand, there’s a notion that anything can be repaired. On the other hand, there’s the argument that it’s better to replace than to repair because it’s cheaper to do so. Neither one is accurate, however, which is why choosing between repairing or replacing something within the rental property should depend on a variety of factors. These include the age and condition of the appliance or structure, the prior fixes and safety concerns.
When it comes to proactive building maintenance, you can trust Allied Construction Services. We can extend the life of building components to lower your total cost of ownership by putting together solutions and services that can be retained on an annual basis or as needed. Call us today to schedule an on-site meeting so we can learn about your property.
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