The on-site visit is completed to ensure that the property is in good order and ready for the winter (e.g., by turning off shut-off valves, clearing eaves of leaves, checking that garage doors are working and windows are sealed, testing to see that furnace is operational, etc.).
With any on-site visit, an assessment of the unit will be provided in terms of damages or deficiencies that need to be addressed. Any maintenance issues will be noted in the inspection as well as any tenant damages. Any maintenance or repair issue involving the safety of the tenants or the preservation of the property will be taken care of as soon as possible, provided the repair bill falls below our spending threshold, as stated within the management contract. Cosmetic or discretionary items will be reported and left to the owner for his/her consideration.
During an inspection, typically, the following items may be performed:
- Testing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, replacing any batteries or replacing the detectors, if required
- Check for leaking taps
- Take interior and exterior digital photos including any distressed areas requiring attention
- Clean out lint from dryer hoses and exhaust