New York, New York (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
In a recent interview, Steve Osman, CEO and President of rental and apartment property management company Metropolitan Pacific Properties, revealed that “organization is the key to being able to provide your rental tenants with a comfortable living environment. Superior service can only be delivered when you have access to a rental property maintenance checklist and that list is tightly managed by your real estate managers.” As a local authority on maintenance standards, Metropolitan shares a few important items that should be included on your rental property’s maintenance checklist:
Make sure the water is working properly in all rental units. Apartments without water can quickly develop into unsanitary living conditions. Make sure you replace any broken or worn out fixtures, such as the shower head, bathroom faucet, kitchen faucet, and etc.
Make sure all appliances are in good working condition before an apartment is rented out. Appliances should be inspected on a regular basis to make sure they are safe to operate. Also, make sure all appliances are thoroughly cleaned. Any damaged items should be immediately repaired or replaced. Appliances may include: a refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer, air conditioner, and etc.
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
Every unit should have an adequate amount of working carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors, according to New York State codes. Although it is the tenant's responsibility to make sure their batteries are replaced regularly, it is the landowner's responsibility to have the detectors installed properly.
Make sure the heating is working properly so it's comfortable for your tenants during the cold season. In New York, the heating season begins on October 1 - May 31. New York State suggests that the temperature be 68 degrees between the hours of 6:00 am - 10:00 pm, when the temperature usually falls below 55 degrees.
The rental property maintenance checklist above will ensure that you will not forget any important detail when preparing to rent out an apartment. Mr. Osman reminds property owners and Boards that your property management company needs to manage your property as if every dollar going out the door is their own. A checklist is a great first step; however, follow through and consistent execution from a partner that is truly on your side is essential to managing a successful property.
For more information about how to properly maintain a NYC rental property, reach out to Metropolitan Pacific Properties today at (718) 626-4400. Visit their blog for property management tips and articles.
About Metropolitan Pacific Properties:
Metropolitan Pacific Properties has been managing commercial and residential properties for over 20 years. The New York City based property management company manages apartments and condominiums with 50-1,000 units. They also handle industrial, institutional, and residential and government properties. The property management team has established a reputation of managing properties with care as if they were their own.