When renting out your house, you want to make sure that your renters are responsible….
Being a landlord is one of the most fulfilling jobs one may have. However, there are a lot of unknowns when you first get into the industry. One of the biggest questions we receive from landlords is “What maintenance am I responsible for?” There are so many things that are involved in home maintenance and it can be overwhelming when you think about all the things that could go wrong. Where do you even start?
To take the stress off of you, we have curated a list of what a landlord’s responsibilities are and are not, as well as how to take care of all necessary maintenance. While all leases can be different, the are the most common California maintenance responsibilities we have seen in our years of property management.
Staying caught up on monthly, seasonal, and yearly maintenance is a must. If a tenant does not sustain proper routine maintenance, emergency maintenance will significantly increase.
Keeping proper maintenance on all these items will help lengthen the life of the home’s assets and reduce emergency repairs.
No matter how well prepared a property is, things happen. Whether a big wind storm rolls through and knocks down the fence or a heat wave hits and the A/C dies, everything can’t be prevented. When these things happen, it is important to fix them as soon as possible. This will show the tenants that the landlord cares about their well-being and comfort.
While everything is outlined in the lease agreement, these are the most common things that tenants are responsible for:
On top of usual maintenance comes maintenance that is often overlooked or needed in between different tenants.
Thinking of landlord responsibilities can be a bit overwhelming. With Ferguson Property Management, we take care of all these maintenance issues for you. Not only the landlord’s maintenance, but some of the tenant maintenance too. We deliver air filters free of charge to your tenants, lowering HVAC repair costs, and lengthening the life of the system.
We make it easy for both the tenant and landlord with our easy-to-use online portal. After a tenant puts in their request, we will troubleshoot the problem with them and then decide if more action needs to be taken. We have a list of certified vendors who we trust through and through. We dispatch them and they fix whatever problem needs attention. We don’t even bother the landlord if the repair is under $250, giving them back precious time.
Wanting to have all your maintenance taken care of? With over 15 years of experience, Ferguson Property Management your go to for Greater Sacramento area property management!