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!

 

Inspect:

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

 

Repair:

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