Exterior Maintenance of a Rental Property

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Do you own a rental property? If so, you know that it is your job to care for both the interior and exterior. Generally speaking, it is easier to keep up the exterior of a property because you don?t have to get permission from tenants to enter. That being said, exterior maintenance is often times labor intensive and time consuming. If you are not careful about how you manage your time you may find the exterior condition of your property quickly deteriorating.

There are many areas of exterior maintenance that you will be responsible for. This includes windows, siding, the roof, landscaping, snow removal, and much more. Not only do you want to maintain the exterior for good looks, but you also want to do so in order to keep your tenants safe. For instance, if you do not clear snow from the steps in the winter and a tenant falls, there is a good chance that you will be slapped with a lawsuit. Is that something you want to deal with?

If you don?t have the time to keep up with regular exterior maintenance you will need to hire an outsider to assist you. This is something that many landlords do, and you may find out soon enough that it is your best option as well. Hiring somebody to cut the grass, remove snow, and take care of other minor details can be a great way to save time and reduce stress.

Overall, don?t overlook the exterior maintenance of your rental property. You want to keep your investment safe, sound, and looking good at all times.

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