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NE (by 6x6 [TN]) Mar 28, 2024 10:57 PM
       NE (by RB [TN]) Mar 28, 2024 11:29 PM
       NE (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 5:26 AM
       NE (by Robin [WI]) Mar 29, 2024 9:02 AM
       NE (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 9:07 AM
       NE (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 9:09 AM
       NE (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Mar 29, 2024 9:20 AM
       NE (by 6x6 [TN]) Mar 29, 2024 7:17 PM
       NE (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 1, 2024 12:24 PM

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NE (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Mar 28, 2024 10:57 PM

NE, on another post, you stated:

"I would hate this. Once theyíre in the units, I donít want to interact with them until they send me a notice that theyre moving."

Would you mind sharing some details on this?

Do you not do periodic inspections?

Do you not want to know if something breaks?

How long do your tenants usually stay?

Do they generally leave your places in good condition?

What do you regard as emergencies?

Any other details you might could add would be great.

Thank you for your time.


NE (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Mar 28, 2024 11:29 PM

I'm thinking it was only wishful thinking

with a twist of humor.

NE (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 5:26 AM

Iím usually in units for a minor repair or emergency enough that I donít do regular inspections. Move outs are usually pretty good. Move ins are also pretty good with new/newish flooring. If theyíre there so long that I need to replace flooring while they live in the unit, theyíve been there too long. Itís like painting, I would never repaint a unit with people living in it. For one, I do most of my own maintenance, so Iím not doing it & 2, Iím certainly not hiring someone to paint and paying them a freaking fortune.

What do I consider an emergency? Not hardly anything as compared to what a tenant considers an emergency. Thereís some unit I havenít been in in years. Not everything you read here is gospel 6x6, and the longer you do this, the more you realize ISNíT gospel.

NE (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:02 AM

He's right on many things, 6x6, but do NOT skip regular inspections. I just did one and found a 6' puddle in the basement. Leaky water line. Tenant was oblivious.

Btw, this is the second house that this has happened in. Neither time did the tenant notice.

NE (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:07 AM

6 x 6, for clarification, I donít do regular scheduled inspections simply because Iím in units frequently enough that I get to look around anyways. For a faulty door knob or light switch, etc. For example, the one unit that I havenít been in in a couple years is in a multi unit building. So Iím on site once in a while and can gauge enough from outside, and I have access to the common area basement. There is a window near their door that allows me to peek inside when I walked past and itís always very clean. So do what you can do.

NE (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:09 AM

Also, Facebook. If I think that I havenít been in a unit in a while, sometimes I will just have my wife Facebook creep and see if thereís any recent updated pictures from inside my units.

NE (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:20 AM

We are in the area regularly, mostly doing rehab work on new acquisitions. We too discovered that an upstairs tenant's washer was leaking. They tried to DIY and put on a new pump after we told them just to get rid of it.

A couple weeks later, still water running down in the same area (not in a place where the downstairs tenant would notice)

We read the riot act on them. Warning sent NO MORE DIYs as they had changed the lock b/c it wasn't working instead of contacting us.

NE (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 7:17 PM

Thank you, NE and others.

NE (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2024 12:24 PM

NE, What Mrs NE is doing is a bit creepy........and I like that idea of spot checking on things. Thanks

I still like doing periodic inspections but that gets hazier after someone has been there for a while. After a while they know when to call so I have been known to skip that inspection that is in my Microsoft outlook calendar.

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