Maintenance & Repair
Proudly Serving The Vancouver and Clark County Regional Area
Regular maintenance is important if you own a rental home. In fact, your return on investment can be drastically reduced if you don’t upkeep your property and make repairs when necessary. At Zenith, we only work with insured and licensed contractors for the properties we manage. We even have a vendor who’s always on call for after-hours emergencies. With our rental property maintenance services, you’ll save time, money, and added stress!
What All is a Landlord Responsible for?
As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to take care of gutter cleaning, tree pruning, hedge trimming, and other repairs that may put a tenant in a dangerous situation. You must also maintain the HVAC system as well as the refrigerator and stove. A safe and habitable home is a requirement by law. The tenant is only responsible for these appliances if the damage is caused by the tenant’s misuse.
There are many items that may arise depending on the age and condition of the home when we take over management, for example; if roots infiltrate the home’s plumbing, the owner is responsible for the plumbing charges. Another example is if a rotting deck must be repaired. These are both examples of unavoidable owner charges that are not a direct cause of the tenants’ misuse. These are simply home maintenance and repair items.
Charges that are a result of tenants’ negligence are typically charged to a tenant.
Carpets and paint are pro-rated and assumed to have a 7-year lifespan. Damage is always paid for by the tenant. Checklists are provided to every tenant to verify the “move-in” condition. Items that are damaged and not noted on the move-in checklist will be charged to the tenant. Tenants are instructed to professionally clean and shampoo the carpet with their lease ends.
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Can I Use my Own Contractors to Perform Repairs?
Yes, but we require trade licenses and current proof of insurance from all of our vendors.
Expert Rental Property Maintenance
Our highly trained maintenance team will protect your investment and increase the desirability for potential renters at a minimum cost. This task often takes more than a handyman. Zenith has established relationships with a variety of skilled vendors who offer high-quality work and competitive pricing. When their services are needed we pass those savings directly to you.
Emergencies rarely happen during business hours which is why we offer 24-hour response and emergency repair services. You can have peace of mind knowing that your properties are being well cared for, all the while avoiding the frantic midnight phone calls and the hassle of navigating difficult repair problems with contractors and tenants.
We are also always working to keep costs down by educating tenants about the necessary steps to minimize any possible damage. Whenever it is legal, possible, and safe, we walk tenants through small issues to solve on their own.
By trusting us to handle maintenance and repairs, you can increase your cash flow and help avoid extensive damage to your property. If you’re interested in the rental property maintenance services we have to offer, contact us today. We look forward to working with you!
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