Don’t Forget Exterior Upkeep as a Landlord

SuburbiaAre you the type of landlord or property manager who is always thinking about interior maintenance and upkeep? If so, there is nothing wrong with this as long as you keep the exterior in the front of your mind as well. Remember, exterior upkeep can be every bit as important as changes and fixes on the inside. The nice thing about the exterior of your property is that you do not have to worry about asking tenants permission to enter, waiting for a time that is good for them, etc. Instead, you can do everything when your schedule allows for it.

What type of exterior upkeep is important? For one, you want to keep a close watch on potentially costly repairs such as the roof. Do you see a hole that needs patched? Do you need an entirely new roof? Anything that could cost you a lot of money in the long run needs to be checked on a regular basis.

Don?t forget about basic upkeep either. This includes cutting the grass, removing snow, pruning trees, etc. All of these tasks may seem small, but they go a long way in keeping a safe, good looking property.

If you are a landlord or property manager you should be serious about exterior upkeep.

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