Importance Of Routine Inspections In 2011

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In 2011 we will continue our management focus on ensuring that your property is well-maintained to optimise long-term capital growth.

A well-maintained property will: Appreciate rather than depreciate in value, Ensure that the maximum market rent can be achieved, Attract quality tenants, Reduce vacancy periods – putting more money in your back pocket, and Reduce slip and fall liability claims As your property management team, we will achieve this by undertaking regular property inspections and reporting to you on the condition of the property.

During the inspections we will: Focus on preventative maintenance to save you money, and Ensure that you are given sufficient notice to budget for any large maintenance or renovation work February 2011

Important facts to note about the inspection process: The inspections we undertake are visual inspections only. We are not qualified to detect faults in areas of the property that require an expert. What needs to be checked at your property annually?

It is important that landlords obtain reports on the following: Pest inspection Building inspection Electrical inspection (including smoke alarms) Pool inspection (if applicable) Each of these inspections are a tax deduction and can save you money in the long term. If our property management team reports that maintenance or renovation work is required, it is important for landlords to act on these requests promptly. If you have not received a routine inspection report in the past 6 months, please contact our office to find out why.

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