Rental Property Maintenance: A Quick Guide for Renters and Unit Owners

23 August 2023

Rental property maintenance is an essential task for both renters and unit owners. Following a regular maintenance schedule can help prevent costly repairs and keep your property in good condition.

As an investment, homeowners and renters are responsible for keeping the property safe and smoothly running. However, we can all agree that home organization can initially seem overwhelming. 

Luckily, we've compiled an easy-to-follow checklist where we break down seemingly huge home maintenance tasks into reasonable and doable lists. These tasks are now separated into weekly, monthly, and yearly lists, so you can pencil them into your schedule to establish your home maintenance routine and habit.

Refer to this article to help keep your home clean and well-maintained!

Your Weekly Checklist

These tasks are surface-level chores that can be accomplished daily or weekly in your spare time. 

  • Clean the refrigerator: Remove any spoiled food and clean the fridge's insides.

  • Clean the kitchen: Sweep and mop the floors, and wipe the countertops and appliances to remove dust, grease, or odors. 

  • Sanitize your bathrooms: Scrub the toilet and thoroughly clean the sink and floors. You can clean the showerheads and unclog the drains every two weeks. 

  • Clean your bedroom: Vacuum floors, change your bedsheets, and remove dust from the nooks and crannies of the room.  

  • Wash and replace: Towels, bed sheets, and pillowcases. Having another set to replace them is recommended to avoid washing every week. 

  • Dust the shelves: Remove the dust and cobwebs from shelves and small corners in your home.


Your Monthly Checklist

These chores involve replacing or deep cleaning items once or twice a month.

  • Deep clean appliances: Big appliances such as stoves, washing machines, and air-con units must be cleaned monthly so that dust, dirt, and grease don't accumulate in their systems. 

  • Sanitize furniture: Couches, chairs, tables, and shelves should be cleaned to remove dust and dirt and prevent allergens and bacteria from forming.

  • Inspect vents and plumbing: A month is enough for dirt and mold to accumulate in ducts and pipes. If you need help cleaning it yourself, hire a professional to do the job for you. Learning to clean them will save you a lot from repair costs. 

  • Check and clean your windows: To keep them in good condition, inspect them periodically for cracks or leaks. If you find any, let your condo's management know to find a solution properly.


Your Yearly Checklist 

Regularly inspecting your condo's condition and structural integrity is essential for preventing costly repairs. These tasks may only need to be done once or twice a year, but they are worth the time and effort to keep tenants safe and sound.

  • Inspect the walls and the ceilings: A tiny crack can lead to extensive damage. If you see any cracks or holes in your home, then it's best to check in with your local repairman or let your condo authorities know. 

  • Check, replace, or recharge batteries: Smoke detectors and wireless security cameras are essential safety devices you should regularly maintain. Keeping track of their battery life ensures they are still functional for the rest of the year.

  • Inspect for pests: Keep the place pest-free by setting traps, cleaning regularly, and inspecting for potential breeding grounds.


Why is it important to follow this checklist?

Whether you are a homeowner or a tenant, regular maintenance is essential to keeping your home in good condition. While it may seem tedious, these necessary tasks will also help save you money on energy costs and repairs.

In addition to the practical benefits, an organized maintenance schedule lets you know that your home is clean, safe, and pest-free. 

Your True Home should be easily maintained

Why not, instead of spending for a property’s repairs that are not your own, invest in a condo for yourself? You can allot your supposed monthly rental fees into a home you can call your own, and share in your property’s maintenance with dedicated Property Management staff to keep common areas clean and functional. 

Are you looking to increase your property investment? 

Depending on your needs, you can consider owning a studio or 1-bedroom unit. 

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