When you choose to buy a rental home and make it available to tenants, you are investing in your future while providing an affordable housing option for a family in the community. But as a landlord, you need to ensure specific criteria are met with your rental property to keep it rented, and to be profitable and with happy tenants who want to stay as your tenants. Here are some professional services you can consider contracting with your rental property to accomplish this objective.
Appliance Maintenance Services
Your rental property most likely has a refrigerator that your tenants rely on to keep their foods refrigerated and frozen until they need them. And your unit will also likely have an oven and stove, dishwasher, and a furnace. And if you live in some extreme northern or southern climates, having a properly working HVAC with heating and cooling is necessary for life.
As a property owner it is a good idea to make sure you can handle any problems with your rental's appliances and systems while a tenant is living there. Responding slowly to repair requests can make your tenants dissatisfied and prompt them to end their lease. And in some states your tenant will have a legal right to end their lease early if you don't provide a habitable housing environment.
If you don't want to worry about completing the maintenance and repair issues on your property's appliances, contact a local appliance and HVAC company such as A-Thompson Refrigeration Air Conditioning & Heating Service Inc and make arrangements with them to handle your rental property's appliance servicing and repairs. If you have more than one rental property you will need servicing, you can ask about a contract discount by providing them additional work. This will ensure your renters will have their air conditioner repaired in a timely manner, for example, or that the hot water heater is repaired or replaced when it stops working.
Carpet cleaning is another service you can contract for your rental unit or units if you have more than one. When a tenant moves out, you will need to quickly and efficiently clean the unit for the next renter, which usually requires cleaning its carpets. And as a thank-you to your tenants who renew their lease for another term, you can provide a free carpet cleaning service, which helps them by keeping their home clean and you by protecting your investment in the property's carpeting.
Talk to a local carpet cleaning professional about any special contract price they can provide you as a rental property. And because you may have more than one rental property or you can refer them to other landlords in the area, they have an incentive to provide service to you at a great price.