Written by David Lowrey, Owner of Stress Free Property Management
What to avoid having a rental property sit vacate for months? Inspection by you or someone other than the contractor is the key. As a Clearwater Property Management company, we developed an extremely detailed checklist for this inspection. I highly recommend as a landlord, you have a detailed inspection form that you go through after you complete each “Turn” (repairs needed to make unit ready for marketing).
The first inspection after turn is complete will save you a lot of money in lost rent, because contractors you hire will miss things on their punch-out list or simply do a poor job on certain repairs. Other times, you missed or didn’t notice something when you made the original punch-out list, or something bad happened during the Turn, like a leak or the contractor left trash from supply purchases.