If you own a multi-family housing complex, tenant damage is a very real concern. You’ve probably heard horror stories from property owners and managers. Even though you probably charge a damage deposit, tenants may still treat your property disrespectfully. Average tenants will probably leave scuff marks on your walls, stain carpeting or damage flooring. The worst tenants do even more harm and may damage plumbing, harm drywall, bend stairs, break windows or otherwise damage the home. All rental properties run the risk of tenant damage, even in high-end communities.
Multi-family construction companies can help you repair the damage that tenants cause in your rental units. A good multi-family construction company can assist you with the repair work you need to do to get the unit back in rentable shape. These types of commercial construction companies have experience with many different types of work that can assist you in a rental unit damage situation.
A multi-family construction company will have experience with a wide variety of projects. You should work with a commercial construction company that has a good reputation and can provide appropriate references. The company should be able to repair drywall, fix or replace stairs and fix leaks from a variety of sources. If there is damage to the exterior of the building, the commercial construction company can help you evaluate the best way to repair the damage in the most cost-effective way.
The multi-family construction company can help you inspect the rental unit so that you are knowledgeable about all the damages. You might not immediately notice problems with heating and cooling systems or water damage unless you are experienced with these types of issues. Your commercial construction company has probably worked on a wide variety of similar projects and can help point out all existing problems and assist you in making a project plan to repair the unit.
Some property owners decide to upgrade the rental unit at the same time that they are doing damage repairs. In these cases, multi-family construction experts are invaluable because of the wide variety of work they can perform. You can upgrade balconies, paint the exterior and interior and fix electrical and plumbing problems while working with a single commercial construction company instead of multiple vendors.