Building maintenance is an integral part of property management in Los Angeles. It is a primarily essential to ensure the habitability of a rental property as it improves real estate values, marketability, and tenant retention. Both interiors and exteriors must be carefully inspected for damages which devalue the unit. Necessary repairs must be implemented promptly, and doing such constitutes good property management in Los Angeles.
For the building exteriors, the landlord must be on the lookout for sign of peeling or cracking paint, as well as deteriorated and missing sides of the walls. Loose roof shingles and rust must also be repaired to prevent rain water from seeping through the rental home. The gutters too, should be regularly cleaned to be from clutter such as dead leaves and twigs that cause blockage. Meanwhile, the interiors of the rental property are also kept in order by applying a regular thorough inspection. Signs of leak damage, cracks, holes, and pest infestation must be addressed quickly to prevent it from getting worse. Fixtures are also maintained, such as the gas appliances, smoke detectors, and heating systems which should always be in an operative condition. Plumbing leaks are unavoidable, but should be fixed very soon to prevent bigger problems. And most, the electrical systems should be installed and maintained properly to avoid fire and safety hazards.