So you own a house and rent it out? The summer is a great time to pay a little extra attention to it. Its dry, bright and everything is growing so you have the perfect opportunity to spruce up the landscaping and tighten up the overgrowth. I think its just as important aesthetically as well as for preservation. You find out what trees are dropping things in your gutters or shrubs that are not coming back to life. You can really inspect the exterior of the home for caulking and paint repair and spend a little bit extra time walking the property. Get rid of things you don’t need or are burdensome on you and the renters.
Also, many new leases end and begin in conjunction with the school year. So prepping the house for the next tenant may be in order. Start your transition with a thorough walk through and inspection. The last thing you need is a costly or time consuming surprise in between renters. Have a quick look under sinks for moisture and examine appliances for disrepair.
Being a landlord is tough but with a bit of planning and preventative measures you can reduce the unexpected. If you have any questions or would like an inspection checklist, let me know.