I have rental homes in my community that I think I need to start inspecting regularly - probably monthly, perhaps every other month.
What are the logistics of doing this?
I’m thinking of just making inspection day the last Saturday of every month, but do others actually schedule a ‘more convenient time’ for each of their tenants?
And do you photograph the home each time? Or just photograph any damage? Or just point at the damage and say to the tenant ‘that’ll cost you $125 this month to repair…’
Does your manager do the inspection (mine would be only semi-comptent to find/assess damage) or do you send in a repairman (who might be biased towards seeing damage everywhere for him to fix…)
Do you then expect the damages to be paid for by the tenant within a day, or week, or just by the time the next month’s rent is due?