What is property maintenance?
Broadly speaking property maintenance involves complete upkeep of a building (residential and commercial) and the land surrounding it. This word is most commonly used by real estate people in context with leasing or renting of an apartment complex, house or an office building. Small residential properties are generally handled by individual families if they are living there. The need for a caretaker, property manager or landlord is felt when the property is too big and requires regular upkeep. The basic functions that are involved in maintenance of a property are repairing and cleaning of laundry room, foyer, and buildings shared spaces that receive maximum footfalls. In case, the building is surrounded by garden, then maintaining the surrounding property area also comes under the duties of property maintenance such as salting walkways, shoveling snow, moving grass and painting outside facades and steps. Maintaining the plumbing and electric supply also comes under the duties of property manager.
How does a property manager help in maintenance?
If you have a small property area, maintaining it by employing a residential manager can be easily done. But then, you need to keep a tab on his working so that he works with full dedication and responsibility and warn him if he fails to complete certain duties. Again this calls for your personal attention. On the other hand when you make a contract with a property maintenance company, they will provide you with a property manager who is highly professional and knows all the latest laws and regulations, including the leasing, renting, and re-selling rates.
There are lot of legal hassles such as preparing documents and agreements for leasing, or renting, finding out tenants who pay on time and are well behaved, getting security deposits, deciding the amount of security deposit and also of the rent and so on. When you handover the job of maintaining your property to a property management company you are freed of all these worries. Moreover, with proper maintenance and upkeep, the value of your property keeps on growing in multitude.
It is not possible for a common man to be abreast with all the rules and laws of real estate and therefore you need a guide who can take care of all these hassles without causing any distress or problem for you. Handing over your property maintenance to a professional property management organization is the right step for assured upkeep of your property.