Regular Inspection Knowledge For Landlords And Agents  

by Pool Builders on 08-29-2011 in Articles

Maintaining an investment property is the responsibility of the owner or the agent. Making sure that the house is regularly inspected for structural damage or pests that can cause structural damage is important. If you don't get a professional to do regular inspections then you risk ending up with a huge repair bill. Pests such as termites can do a large amount of damage in a short space of a few months. Also, with the new pool safety laws coming into play, it is the responsibility of the owner or agent to make sure the pool fencing complies with these new laws.

Keep your property's market value at a high level through proper and regular maintenance. Building and pest inspections will help to make sure your property is in top shape and also to ensure that there are no pests doing damage to the property or lowering your properties value. It is your duty as a landlord or an agent to ensure implementation of scheduled inspections on the property.

A home is only as good as its maintenance! Keeping your home in tip top shape is important. As a pool owner, it is also important to keep up the maintenance on the pool, the fence that surrounds the pool and also the tiles that surround the pool area. It is important to make sure your gate to the pool area is always latching, this ensures that young children are not able to get into the area unsupervised. Children are at higher risk of drowning accidents, so keep them safe by having regular inspections and make sure your pool fence complies with the new pool safety regulations. A means of avoiding unforeseen drowning is by ridding your tiles of moss and dirt. Tiles must be kept clean at all times, as these may become quite slippery due to moss build-up.

As a landlord or agent, it is important to have regular pool inspections carried out on each premises that has a pool. It is not the tenant's, but the owner's or agent's duty to have the inspections done. Although the tenant must always strive to keep the premises undamaged and report any damage to the agent or owner. If you are looking at buying a property, then it is wise to make sure the person selling the premises has had building, pest and pool inspections carried out before the sale.

As an owner or an agent, you have a huge responsibility. It is important to get it right the first time. Regular inspections can save you a lot of money in the long run, so it is better to have them done than to find out that your property has a large amount of damage that could cost you a fortune in repairs.

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