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Property Management Whangarei: How to Address Minor Repairs in your Rental Property

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There are minor repairs, and there are major repairs. And some repairs often lead to disputes, but that's for another day.

Whangarei Landlords and Tenants:- The top tip is to refer to the rental agreement, the contract has the exact details which repairs responsibilities are the landlord’s and the tenant’s.

Tenants

As a practical rule of thumb: address minor issues right away. Check to it that all minor repairs in your property are properly addressed. Keep in mind that things eventually break and deteriorate. When you find a fixture or component at the end of its serviceable life cycle, there’s no way around it, replace, repair or let us know.

We all understand that things break, it’s the way it goes – it could be that this is the landlords responsibility and so just let the team at RentalsCo know. You can log requests online. If you are unsure you can call us. But just ensure the team knows, so we can ensure a nice environment for you to live in. 

Landlords

If things have a habit of breaking, then you should ask questions – with a tenant living there, things can not be repeatedly breaking. They need certainty that the home in which they are living is in good repair. 

RentalsCo within its property management here in Whangarei ensure work on your investment property is undertaken by a professional tradesperson. We get quotes and ensure the work is completed as agreed. Our tradies even investigate what is causing the damage, whether that is external or environmental factors. As a landlord it’s important to note items have a servicable life time. It is not the tenants that are typically to blame. If however the tenant obviously caused the damage- we make a point that they cover the cost of repairs. Responsibilities are a two way affair.

Why RentalsCo seeks all repairs to be logged

If you as a tenant cause minor damage to a property – marks on walls from moving furniture through to those things a little more serious we understand that, you might have it in hand and can take care of it.  Equally major repairs such as flooding, roof caving in, and sewage problems – that’s definitely a big issue and we know you’ll reach out and give us a call. 

But what about  dripping pipes and taps, cracks to the plaster, or bathroom tiling – these need to be logged before they become an even bigger problem.  For non-emergency repairs, we look for these to be logged, investigated and fixed within 30 days. Remember – you can log requests online

Don’t simply ignore the problem,  until it becomes a major costly problem for you. Tenants – if you see a problem and don’t report it and we then identify this on our next inspection, did you know you can be held responsible for not advising us?  Amazingly, there are cases within property management and self managed properties where some tenants live with the problem, only to wait till its reached hair raising levels to advise a landlord. This is why RentalsCo undertakes regular property inspections. But like a WOF, don’t wait for us to advise of issues within your rental!

Why Wait?

Your Whangarei Rental is your home. We understand that. There are many advantages to reporting minor repairs promptly; Why live with a minor annoyance such as a dripping faucet or tap when repaired you can give yourself a good night’s sleep. 

Here are two of the most common minor repairs and maintenance issues that Whangarei Rental Management companies deal with:

Plumbing Requests

The number one maintenance request always has to do with plumbing. A clogged drain, an overflowing toilet, water leaks, sewage bubbling up (yes, stuff of nightmares) or a broken toilet fixture.  Plumbing issues are often a cause of contention, but either way these need to be addressed.

Infestations

Bugs are everywhere, but they don’t have to be in your property. You can invest in an inexpensive pest treatment program that will stop these infestations from ruining your property. If you have permission for a pet in your home, keep your animals flea treatment up to date. Your landlord will thank you, your pet will thank you and your bank balance will certainly thank you.

RentalsCo - The Whangarei Rental Experts and property management company

RentalsCo are here to help. We are here to support our tenants and our landlords. Whichever side of the fence you are on, you can expect us to treat you fairly and investigate fully. Our property management and maintenance is arguably the best that there is in Whangarei. All we do is Property Rentals and Property Management, here in Whangarei. We have offices in the Whangarei CBD. We are contactable 24/7 for emergency property management and maintenance issues, or non emergencies during office hours. We have the ability for maintenance requests to be logged 24/7 through our newly launched maintenance request form. . If you are a landlord or tenant RentalsCo takes the ease out of renting or managing a property.

Whangarei Landlords – If you need assistance on managing your Rental Property or issues ranging from electrical to plumbing, we can help. 

Whangarei Tenants – If you are with us, use us. Ensure your rental property is a home for you and your family. Log maintenance requests and get a peaceful sleep. If you aren’t yet a RentalsCo tenant make the switch. Give us a call to see about available properties suiting your requirements.

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Please feel free to contact us for Whangarei Property Management advice.