If you are planning on buying a house only to rent it out, you might think that a house inspection isn’t necessary. However, building inspections for landlords can play a useful part in maintaining your property portfolio.
Here are three situations where building inspections for landlords could be helpful
1.Before buying a new property
If you are buying an investment property you want it to be liveable so you attract tenants. You also don’t want any hidden issues causing problems further down the line reducing your return on investment.
A building inspection can highlight any potential issues before you buy. Then, you can either buy with confidence or negotiate regarding any repairs.
2. Before tenants move in or between long-term tenancies
Landlords have a responsibility to ensure that the property they are renting out is suitable for tenants. While you or your property manager can carry out regular visual inspections, a building inspection is more thorough.
Getting a building inspection before you begin renting, or in between long-term tenancies can ensure your house is kept in good condition. The report could also be provided to an insurance company in the event of any problems or disputes arising.
It could also show any problems with damp or insulation that needs to be addressed before tenants move in.
3. In order to deal with issues as they arise
If your tenants are reporting issues like mould, draughts or uneven floors, a building inspection can help uncover the issues. An inspection can include non-invasive moisture testing to identify any leaks or damp and invasive moisture testing if required.
It can also highlight any structural issues that may have developed at the property.
Get a professional building inspection today
InnoHome House Inspections can provide building inspections for landlords including a comprehensive report – not just a generic tick box summary. Contact us to book an inspection or to discuss your options for moisture testing.
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