A Condo Inspection Checklist for Condo Owners and Property Managers

A Condo Inspection Checklist for Condo Owners and Property ManagersKeeping a condo inspection checklist handy will help you head off major repairs before they become major headaches.

If you’ve seen The Money Pit, with Tom Hanks and Shelly Long, you’ll know one of the most famous scenes. One house problem after another has the exasperated couple who are excited to finally relax and enjoy a hot bath. But just as they fill the tub, it falls through the floor, crashing into the home’s entry way.

The condition of your condo probably isn’t that bad, but a condo inspection checklist can help you spot problems before they become big, exasperating ordeals.

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Property Management Horror Stories You Can Learn From


property management horror stories

In property management, horror stories are not what you want to be a part of, and yet, anyone with any experience can tell you a few.

Edgar Allan Poe was a master of horror stories. From the first lines of The Tell-Tale Heart, you’re in a state of suspense. Poe draws us into his world of the macabre with the deftness only few storytellers can muster.

TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them.

Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story. – Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart

Fortunately, your property management horror stories (hopefully) aren’t as frightening as Poe’s.

I can only imagine how his landlord must have felt about having a heart buried under the floorboards!

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A Condo Maintenance Checklist for New Condo Owners

condo maintenance checklistDon’t let filters and drains get in the way of your new home high. Use this condo maintenance checklist to save you stress and money.

Congratulations on your new home! There are some things you can’t control when it comes to condo living: the family with the aspiring young drummer, the lady with the high heels upstairs, and the garlic-loving chef who lives below you, ensuring you inhale at least a clove a day. Hey, they say garlic is great for you anyway, right?

But one of the easiest things you can do to protect the value of a condo is keep up with the regular maintenance.

Not only is it good for your financial interest, but using a condo maintenance checklist will help you prevent unexpected problems.

While some things, like electrical repairs, are best left to your property management company, there is a lot you can do yourself. In fact, the most basic maintenance is more like deep cleaning.

This condo maintenance checklist is designed to be easy for anyone to follow, regardless of mechanical inclination. Each one of these will only take a few minutes, but could save you money, and keep you safe.

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