When I speak to new landlords, they have usually decided to have their property professionally managed because they don’t want to get a call in the middle of the night about a clogged toilet or because they don’t want to worry about tenants trashing their home.
In the past 12 years managing approximately 400 properties, we’ve only had a handful of late-night toilet issues and only two properties that I considered “trashed” by the tenants.
Here are some of the things that our Maintenance Coordinators have actually been working on recently:
- A family of skunks borrowing under the front steps of a property
- A gas leak behind the wall of a condo which caused the gas to be turned off for the entire block of condos
- Dead birds in a chimney
- All of the smoke detectors in a single-family home going off in unison at 3AM due to an electrical issue rather than to any smoke being present
- A garage door that opens on its own several time per day
- Bats in an attic of a townhome due to an entry point in a neighbor’s siding
- Participation in a neighborhood project to install and tie together French drains through the backyards of 8 single family homes
- Leaks occurring in the walls behind a shower
- Concrete sidewalks settling and causing tripping hazards
- Getting signatures from neighbors as required by HOAs to install a new roof or stain a deck
- A tree that fell on a neighbor’s car
- A well pump going bad and needing to be replaced
- A lightning strike at a property causing interior damage
So, while our staff does handle hundreds of routine plumbing, HVAC, electrical and roofing problems per year, they have also become excellent at handling the many issues that arise that landlords never thought about when envisioning what it means to manage a rental property.
If you are looking for someone to handle those unexpected situations for your rental property, please give us a call! We are ready to help!