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What Is a Rental Property Inspection?
The primary intent of a rental property inspection is the evaluation of a property's condition externally and internally. Someone will look over the property's general condition to verify things are in good shape, ranging from furniture to plumbing and electrical. Inspections of this nature are also designed to make sure tenants are abiding by the lease agreement, so they're not hiding unregistered pets, growing illegal drugs, or conducting other criminal activity.
Rental inspections are different from pre-purchase inspections where possible planning matters are investigated for a property. An active rental inspection is more likely to look into safety issues. The general condition of the property and the quality of life of residents will be addressed.
Why Rental Inspection Is Essential for Your Property
Rental inspections are crucial for any residential property, ranging from apartments to multifamily dwellings. Identifying any areas of possible concern before they turn into huge issues helps keep costs down. Properly caring for a property also protects the value of the investment and determines who should pay repair costs.
Preventing maintenance costs can also avoid costly court cases that can drag out for months or longer. However, tenants have a right to live quietly without dealing with many needless access requests. Accurate condition records make it easier to plan for unit turnover and annual maintenance budgets.
Types of Property Inspections We Provide
We offer three kinds of property inspections at specific times to protect your property if you are a current client of ours.
A move-in inspection might also be called a walk-through. It's done with the tenant after signing a lease but prior to them moving in. Photos, videos, and a checklist are generated that the tenant agrees to.
Routine Rental Property Inspection
These are done every several months or more frequently if there are suspicions of a tenant violating their lease terms. Tenants do have "quiet enjoyment" rights on the property, so provide them sufficient notice of inspections and don't do too many of them. This can also motivate tenants to keep their part of the property in good condition.
A move-out inspection is hopefully something that doesn't happen often since you want steady tenants that don't move out. When a rental move-out inspection is necessary, schedule it with the tenant. Check the apartment condition against the check-in list from when they moved in.
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What Do Our Property Inspection Services Include?
Our property inspection services look for many things, including but not limited to the following:
Damage to windows, flooring, and walls
Property maintenance in compliance with lease terms
Proper water supply
General property condition
Tenant living conditions
Mold and damp patches
Fittings and fixtures
The functionality of CO2 detectors and smoke alarms
Attic and loft spaces
What Does the Rental Property Inspection Process Look Like?
As a property manager, you need to review the terms and conditions of any active tenant leases to see when you can schedule inspections. Advanced notice of entry is often required.
Give tenants their entitled prior notice before you enter.
Try to schedule inspections for when tenants are home so they can communicate necessary repairs. You can also give them pointers that might help them get their whole security deposit back.
Explain the point of the inspection in advance. Remind tenants they have been told about this before.
Take photos of the interior and exterior property conditions, but don't invade tenant privacy with photos of personal items, pets, or kids.
Position rental property inspections as mutually beneficial, since you preserve your investment while also maintaining a high quality of life for tenants leasing from you.
What our clients say
"I have rented from this company for over a year now and I have had an excellent experience. Anytime we have had issues they were very responsive in getting them taken care of. I would strongly recommend this company to a friend."
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"Keyrenter Houston is an excellent property management company! No hassle, easy to use and extremely helpful. My family has an extra property we've had for many years and it was too much extra work to handle. We almost sold the house before we found Keyrenter Houston to help us. Now whenever there's any issues, which there always are, we don't really have to worry or stress about them. Thank you for all the help Abhi!!"
We Offer More than Just Rental Property Inspection Services
Going through our rental property checklist isn't the only service that we offer you as a full-service property manager. In addition to rental property inspection, you can count on us for a wide variety of different services.View all property
We get the word out about your rental openings, so you can attract the best renters in your market.
We look for high-caliber tenants who are profitable and reliable and who will be there for the long term.
We'll take care of gathering up rent for you in many ways.
There's a lot of bookkeeping involved in property management you don't have to do yourself.
We provide tenants with 24/7 maintenance to protect your investment property and keep your tenants for the long haul.
We get hit with some frequently asked questions. Here are a few with their answers.
How Much Does a Property Inspection Cost?
Our property inspection services in Houston are part of our full property management service, which costs 10% of the rent for a single unit and 8% of the rent for a multifamily rent. The minimum is $100, and the maximum is $250.
What Is the Notice Period for Rental Property Inspections?
Tenants must be provided at least 24 hours of notice before inspection services do even a routine inspection. Providing them more notice than this is a good business move, as it gives them more warning and time to clean up and keeps them happy.
Get Your Rent in Time with Keyrenter Houston!
Are you looking for rental property inspection services to do a thorough inspection of your property in Houston? Our property management company has a rental property inspection process you can count on. Contact us for property inspection services that protect your investment.
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3300 Lyons Ave, Suite 101-F Houston, TX 77020