All of us are well-versed in what property management is designed to do for our tenants and our investment properties. When we consider property maintenance, we usually think of those responsibilities: fixing or replacing broken appliances, changing locks and performing major repairs.
At the most basic, core level, owners and managers are required to provide a habitable space for tenants. What this means can vary based on local law, but these standards always involve things like safety, health, and cleanliness. Some tasks, however, don’t necessarily always fall to property management. Your tenants have responsibilities, too.
While they may not be vital to the habitability of the property, there are things tenants have to do. Sometimes those lines can get blurry and cause contention: so let us clarify.
Remember that these guidelines are typical and may vary under different legal regulations.