Property Investment News | Routine Inspections

How often will we conduct a routine inspection?

An important part of keeping your property in good condition at all times are routine inspections.

Inspections are an effective way for your property manager to view any maintenance requests in person and check that your tenant is looking after your property.

Timing
The legislation on when routine inspections should occur differs from state to state. Generally, a routine inspection should be carried out every three to six months, and you’ll need to give your tenant at least seven days’ notice. The form you need to complete and send will differ based on your location.

Maintenance and small repairs
Most agencies have a process for reporting maintenance and repair needs if the tenant won’t be home when the inspection occurs.

Common maintenance and repair requests may include replacing light globes, leaking taps, and repairing fixtures such as ceiling fans. Tenant-specific areas to check include general cleanliness, mould in wet areas, and the condition of lawns.

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If something needs to be addressed, you can issue the tenant a ‘Notice to Remedy’. Tenants should generally be given 14 days to address any issues. If the issues aren’t addressed in 14 days, your next steps will depend on state’s legislation.

Routine inspections can sound tedious, but your property manager is used to doing these almost every day. By carrying out regular inspections at your property, you can ensure it’s always in top condition, and any repairs are completed quickly.

You’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a property that’s always in good condition, so you can lease it quickly when it’s next available or sell it quickly when you’re ready to sell.

If you have any questions, or need clarification on any of the above, please contact Anna Marten, our Head of Property Management, on 9651 1666 or anna@guardianrealty.com.au.

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