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Rent Ready Property

SWIMMING POOL MAINTENANCE & SAFETY CHECKLIST

If your property has a swimming pool, we recommend that you include a professional pool maintenance fee in the monthly rent. Tenants are responsible for the provision of pool chemicals, and the cleaning of the pool. It is also required to have a proper pool barrier as it is required by code enforcement and also avoids any liability issues.

Pest Control

For houses, we recommend a pest control treatment be carried out annually. If you are vacating a property where a dog/cat has been kept, a flea treatment is recommended.

EXTERIOR CLEANING & GARDEN TIDY UP

For houses, we recommend trimming back any overhanging trees/vines, weeding of garden beds, mowing and edging of lawns and removal of garden waste. Pressure cleaning of driveways and/or paving areas is also recommended.

UNDER THE FLORIDA TENANCIES LAWS, A LANDLORD MUST:

  • Ensure that the property must be clean and fit and safe to live in and in a good state of repair.
  • Maintain the premises in good repair and in a way that the premises remain fit for the tenant to live in.

At Miami Property Management when you contact us for a rental analysis we will provide you with suggestions for achieving the maximum rental, and with any items in the property that represent any health or safety concerns, we will provide recommendations to ensure that you are not exposed legally.

Our knowledge and experience is invaluable when assessing your property.

Items we may refer to when we inspect your property

SMOKE ALARMS

Under Florida law smoke detectors are required through out the property.

SECURITY

Ensure that the property provides adequate security to enable tenants to obtain renters insurance for their personal items. Also it is recommended that all locks are secure and all operate effectively with keys.

WINDOWS AND DOORS

Ensure that all windows and doors open and close easily. All locks and keys must be fully functional so that the premises are fully secure. Screens are also required under Florida Tenancy laws.

KEYS

Ensure at least 3 sets of keys, security swipe cards & remote controls (if applicable) have been provided to your Property Manager including keys for window locks, garage, garden sheds and the letterbox.

BINS

City waste bins must be made available for the tenant’s use. This the general waste bin, the green waste bin and the recycling bin.

APPLIANCES

It is a legal requirement that any appliances left at the property for use by the tenant must be maintained in a working condition by the landlord. It is recommended that landlords retain the original warranty and appliance manuals and provide a copy for reference by the tenants.

HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS

If the property is in a Home Owner Association (HOA) a copy of the By-Laws should be provided to us as we are legally obliged to provide the tenant with a copy. Should the By-Laws be changed/updated by the Association, please provide us with a copy of the changed By-Laws so they can be provided to the tenant.

CARPET CLEANING

We recommend that professional carpet cleaning be carried out prior to a tenant moving in. The tenant is required, at the end of their tenancy, to ensure that the carpet is left in as close as possible the same condition as when they moved in (fair wear and tear excepted). Having the carpets professional cleaned prior to the tenant moving in, sets a good standard.

CLEANING

It is very important at the commencement of the tenancy, that the property has a PRE-TENANCY CLEAN. We can arrange a pre-tenancy clean quote with one of our recommended cleaners if required. If we hand over the property with a high standard of cleanliness, we can ensure the tenants return the property to the same standard of clean at the end of the tenancy.

GENERAL REPAIRS & ANY SAFETY ISSUES

Upon inspecting your property, we will make recommendations as to any repairs/safety issues that may need to be addressed – prior to a tenant moving in.

READY TO TRANSFER YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY FROM YOUR CURRENT AGENT?

Simply call or email Breigel Leiva (details below) and we can look after all the transfer arrangements. You don’t need to make any further contact with your current agent.

READY TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR INVESTMENT?

Simply email Breigel Leiva at info@miamipropertymanagementservices.com or call him on (305) 428-3904 to discuss how you can get EVERY DOLLAR out of your portfolio and INTO YOUR POCKET!