Rental inspections are crucial step in maintaining the condition of any rental property. It helps landlords and potential tenants make informed decisions based on a thorough analysis of the rental unit.
Every person who is in the process of purchasing or renting out a Merced property is likely to conduct an inspection to identify potential issues and avoid costly repairs. This will include checking the roof, structural condition, pests, plumbing, landscape and overall condition of the home.
5 Places to Always Review in Your Merced Rental Property
- Parking space
Most owners and renters usually do not inspect their parking spaces. However, parking spaces are a critical form of infrastructure which may have potential flaws. Even though these spaces are not structurally elaborate, they are still exposed to the harsh conditions of the weather, as well as rough wear and tear from the vehicles parked in them.
It can lead to cracks in the asphalt, debris, and damage to shutters and beams of the space. Therefore, inspecting this space can help you detect if it is well maintained.
The area surrounding the house needs to be well-maintained. Otherwise, the space can often be overgrown with weeds and grass resulting in a shabby appearance of the property. If the lawn is not well-tended, it can result in water accumulation in the soil.
It can further result in structural damage to the house and also attract pests. Not reviewing the yard may cause you to lose sight of potential problems that could worsen with time.
The bathroom is a significant space in a rental house and needs to be checked in detail. It may reflect the damage caused due to the constant wetness and humidity. Over the years, a bathroom wall can have multiple leakages, peeling of paint, and cracks in the tub or sink. The faucets, showers, toilets, and water heaters, should also be examined.
One of the major issues people have with bathrooms is faulty plumbing and drainage systems. As most plumbing is concealed, it can be challenging to inspect the condition of the pipes and their decay.
The kitchen in any rental property is the one area that features most appliances including microwaves, refrigerators, and dishwashers. You must check that these appliances look good and are working properly. Any negligence or fault with these can cause irreversible damage.
Other essential furnishings in the kitchen like cabinets, drawers, countertops must be in a good condition. There should be adequate ventilation and drainage in the kitchen as well.
- Other rooms
The interior of the house consisting of the living room, bedrooms, and dining room must be rigorously inspected for any signs of structural or interior damage. The walls and floors must be clean, and ceilings should be free of leakage issues. You must also consider checking the air conditioning system, electric fixtures, including the filters, and other home appliances installed in different rooms.
Documenting these places in detail will always help you keep a record of the condition of every major space of the rental property. If you lease the property, this record of your reviews can help you compare the condition with move-in inspection and aid with the move-out. It can also aid in better lease enforcement.
Even though you can inspect the house by yourself, hiring a professional property inspector can be a better choice. At River Drive Properties, we provide our clients with a thorough and detailed checklist for their rental property inspections.
For more information about detailed, on-site evaluations of your property and a thorough review of your property’s condition, contact us at River Drive Properties.