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Re: Maintenance inspection update
on March 24, 2012 @00:42
We do bi-annual maintenance, and we do a check about a month after someone first moves in to see if they are going to be trouble. Otherwise I hope to not see the tenants if they pay on time.
I do ALL the units around the same time, fall and spring, it takes about a week (we have apartments). We give everyone a notice a couple of weeks ahead so they can get things cleaned up.
We check all plumbing, AC, drains, etc. We use the HUD Sect 8 checklist to ensure the units are at least to minimum govt standards after each cycle. - That way when we have to evict someone and they call the city on us, we can say, "Well, we just inspected and repaired on X date and here's the tenant's signature."
Then we give the tenants a hot pink "deficiency notice" with whatever they need to clean up - along with a cleaning checklist - which they mostly ignore and which we let slide unless it's a hoarder or something that's going to bring vermin into the building.
We also give them a BILL for any damages we had to repair - like the one who kicked in the door. If they don't pay we start removal action, or we work out a payment arrangement.
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