Spring Rental Maintenance Tips

Monday, May 17, 2021

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Spring is in the air – and that typically means spring-cleaning and maintenance is needed for rental properties. Places4Students.com has compiled a list of recommended things to check this spring to ensure your rental property stays in the best shape it can be!



Walk around the property and inspect areas that could have been damaged during the previous year, such as:

  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Windows and sills
  • HVAC systems – if tenants are replacing the filters, send them a reminder
  • Roof
  • Kitchen and bathroom ventilation systems
  • Dryer vents
  • Fireplace chimneys
  • Outdoor electrical and solar lights



After inspecting the property, determine things that need to be repaired, such as:

  • Disconnected gutters or downspouts that leak
  • Windows that leak or screens that have rips
  • Damaged or missing shingles on the roof that should be addressed before leaking occurs
  • Cracked or damaged sidewalk, driveway, front porch, back patio, etc.
  • Fences that are no longer secured in the ground or need repair
  • Clogged gutters or ventilation systems
  • Replace light bulbs if needed


Boost Curb Appeal:

  • Prune trees and vegetation
  • Clean up garden beds and plant flowers
  • Put down new mulch
  • Clean up dead leaves and winter debris from the lawn
  • Mow and edge the lawn


Bonus Tip: This is a great time to drop off a small gift basket to your tenants. Include a few gardening tools, gloves and flowers to encourage them to get into the spring spirit and also maintain the property during the entire summer season!


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The Places4Students.com Team