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Running A Rental Property Business

January 18, 2017

If you have an extra house that you are giving out on rent to a tenant, it is vital that you do regular checks and inspections of the house to make that it is in perfect living condition for your tenant who is paying you money for the property and also to make sure that your tenant has not damaged or broken any part of the property.  In most cases, when home owners do not have regular pre purchase property inspections Mornington Peninsula conducted throughout the tenant’s tenancy, they will often be taken by surprise two to three years down the line when the tenant has moved out of the house and left a mess for the homeowner to clean up. This is especially true when there are children living in the house as they tend to destroy many areas in the home and you will be left with a big renovation bill at the end of the tenancy if you do no have it checked every so often.

Hiring a professional to do the checks
You will need to hire a building inspections company do regular check-ups of all of the properties that you are renting out. You can pay them a sum of money for a regular number of checkups and they will have inform the tenant of their arrival before they pay them a visit. The reason that it is advisable for you to hire professionals to do this inspection for you is because as a lay person that does not have knowledge on the subject, you may not be able to notice some of the problems that may have occurred with the house because many of the signs involved with decay may not be immediately visible to the naked eye unless you know exactly where to look.

Some of the first signs of weakening of the property include small almost invisible hairline cracks appearing on the walls and on the floor of your structure. As these cracks are almost invisible it will be impossible for you to notice them unless you look in exactly the right place and you do so with a magnifying instrument. In most cases the inspections company will send out a structural engineer to check your property and because of his education and experience he will know which areas in your home to look at in the structure and therefore he will know exactly where to look for signs of decay or for hairline cracks that may have occurred. Having these checks done can save you a lot of money on the long run. For more info about building and pest inspections Melbourne, visit