We have previously informed you of the crime problem in the OSU and off-campus area and we thank those of you who have taken action. Hopefully you all realize that anyone who owns property in the area should want to do whatever they can to reduce crime, educate tenants and make general area improvements as these things benefit everyone involved! Below are some issues we have noticed along with thoughts on how we can improve. Please do not hesitate to contact us with ideas of your own. We greatly appreciate if you consider sharing this with your renters and as many area property owners you can!
As a landlord, you could do all the repair work yourself. That is great if you have someone experienced in all the areas of a property that would need repaired who lives in Columbus. Chances are you do not, and your tenants could suffer and sue if you get something very wrong. Hiring professional handymen is definitely the thing to do, and here are three reasons why.
They Know What They Are Doing Handymen already have experience in handling the majority of issues that occur in rental properties. Broken windows, loose woodwork and break-in damage are simple fixes. When the handymen do not have experience, they can call someone who does. The professionals.
If your rentals are in a highly populated or overly trafficked area, you may want to consider a regular grounds clean-up program. At Campus Handyman, we provide regularly scheduled grounds cleaning for a number of our Ohio State campus-area clients. Each Monday, one of our Exterior Specialists works a list of homes, picking up trash & debris and properly disposing of it.
While you should instruct your tenants to keep the exterior of their homes clean & free of trash/debris at all times, often they will not comply. Instead of being the landlord with the trashy home, spend a little extra time & money to have the grounds kept clean,.