Question Six of 9 Questions to ask when choosing a property manager.
9 Questions to ask when choosing a Property Manager
(the questions they don’t want you to ask!)
Question Six : How often do you inspect the property, and how do you report?
As well as having detailed photographs and chattel lists to record the condition of the property at the start of a tenancy, a property must be regularly inspected to ensure that it is in fact being looked after. This is very time-consuming and some property management companies find that reducing the number of property inspections they perform on a property and the length of time they spend at each inspection is the easiest way to allow them to reduce costs by managing more properties per staff member. While this may allow them to offer low fees, this is at a high risk. Property owners who receive detailed inspection reports with photographs following each inspection can be confident that their properties are being regularly inspected.
Quinovic Property Management Parnell inspects each property one month after a new tenancy commences, and then every 3 months.
Following each inspection we report the findings to our clients, residential investment property owners, and to the tenants. The latest inspection report and photographs for each property are posted on a secure-access area of our website, so owners can check at anytime.
This regime ensures tenants are well aware that we are watching the properties closely and that they should take their responsibility to take care of the property very seriously. Our inspections show all details of the condition of the property, greatly reducing the chances of property damage.
Contact us to discuss how we can help with your residential property investment. We are experts as corporate property managers, (looking for a corporate tenant) in apartment management, property management for absentee owners,(renting out your home while overseas) the full range of residential property management in Auckland.
Mary Vinsen & David Vinsen Quinovic Property Management Parnell.