Rental property inspections can save you thousands! Here's a breakdown of the four different types of rental property inspections we provide:
1. Routine Safe and Clean Inspections – This is exactly what it says — a routine inspection, performed to ensure that the property is safe and clean. This inspection should be conducted every 3 – 6 months; to go any longer and you may lose control of the overall condition of your property. Realize that when conducting this inspection, we are looking for issues which the tenant has caused, such as pulling a door off it’s hinges, and those items the owner may be responsible for such as a leaking faucet. Again, this inspection is documented, supported by pictures, with a copy provided to the tenant. If there are any issues, a follow-up inspection should be scheduled so we can verify the tenant has corrected the issues they are responsible for.
2. Drive-by Inspections – This inspection needs no pre-notifications. All we are doing is driving by and observing. Again, if there are issues observed on the outside of the property , you are notified, and you notify the tenant (in writing) and of course, schedule a “safe and clean” inspection.
3. Move-out Inspections – The “move-out” inspection is our opportunity to determine the basic condition of the property when the tenant moves out. This can potentially become one of the most valuable inspection reports provided, and can save you thousands! It's difficult to argue with pictures!
4. Full property inspections - This inspection is completed based on Texas Real Estate Commission Standards, and is the most thorough and detailed. This report will tell you the overall condition of major systems and components in the property, and potentially give insight into how to remedy defects found!
The four types of rental property inspections listed above are vital to the success of a property management business. I am happy to help you get the information you need promptly and accurately!