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Inspections for Investment Properties – For Owners and Agents

If you own a home as an investment property or you are an agent, then you have certain responsibilities for the maintenance of that premises. With the new pool safety laws coming into play as well, it is wise to gain a good working knowledge of them. Pool safety is important and if a premises that you own has a pool then you need to have an inspection done to ensure that you are in compliance with these new laws. Not only do you have pool maintenance to carry out, but also building inspections to maintain a safe living standard, as well as keeping the place free of pests such as termites and cockroaches.

It is important to keep your property well maintained to keep the market value up. Building and pest inspections in Brisbane will help to make sure your property is in top shape and also to ensure that there are no pests doing damage to the property or lowering your properties value. As a landlord or agent, you have the responsibility of making sure these inspections are carried out on a regular basis.

A home is only as good as it’s maintenance! Keeping your home in tip top shape is important. As a pool owner, it is also important to keep up the maintenance on the pool, the fence that surrounds the pool and also the tiles that surround the pool area. It is important to make sure your gate to the pool area is always latching, this ensures that young children are not able to get into the area unsupervised. Children are at higher risk of drowning accidents, so keep them safe by having regular inspections and make sure your pool fence complies with the new pool safety regulations. Keeping your tiles clean and moss free will also help lower the risk of accidental drowning. Moss can build up on the tiles and make it slippery, so its important to keep them clean.

As a landlord or agent, it is important to have regular pool inspections carried out on each premises that has a pool. It is the responsibility of the owner or agent to do this, not the tenant. Although the tenant must always strive to keep the premises undamaged and report any damage to the agent or owner. If you are looking at buying a property, then it is wise to make sure the person selling the premises has had building, pest and pool inspections carried out before the sale.

As an owner or an agent, you have a huge responsibility. It is important to get it right the first time. Regular inspections can save you a lot of money in the long run, so it is better to have them done than to find out that your property has a large amount of damage that could cost you a fortune in repairs.