Routine maintenance checks should be performed by landlords at least once a year. This helps you proactively take note of any minor issues before they turn into major repairs. Additionally, it’s beneficial to ensure that your tenants are taking the proper care of the rental.
However, it can be a task to create an inspection checklist that you can use to examine your properties. That’s where this article comes in.
Below, we’ve provided some common areas to check and a yearly maintenance checklist for landlords.
What to Check
Go room by room and look it over to ensure that there are no issues or repairs that need to be made. While every unit will have its own specific checklist, in general, be on the lookout for these issues:
- Check seals in windows and doors
- Check smoke alarms
- Fire extinguishers
- Look for water leaks (sink, toilet, faucet, roof)
- Look for water damage (walls, ceiling, floor)
- Running toilets
- Inspect any appliances that come with the unit (microwave, oven, fridge)
- AC/furnace filters
- Check sidewalk for cracks
- Check Stairs for loose boards
- Overall cleanliness/condition of property
When you’ve completed your inspection, you can store the document electronically in RentRedi’s document management tools. Additionally, if you’re doing the inspection with your tenant, you can have them also sign the doc and you can send and share it with them using RentRedi as well.
Yearly Maintenance Checklist for Landlords
Not sure where to start for your yearly maintenance checklist for landlords? Lucky you! We’ve got a handy dandy checklist you can use to start your annual maintenance inspection.