Although there are no laws that specifically outline who manages pest control, landlords do share responsibility with their tenants when it comes to pest control. Although your tenants have a responsibility to keep the property clean and tidy, there are circumstances where the removal of pests falls under your remit. If you choose to do pre-purchase pest inspections, you can tackle some of the problems that accompany removing pests from your property.
Cleaning up after dirty tenants becomes easier
In an ideal world, all tenants leave properties in a clean and habitable state. Unfortunately, there are some circumstances in which tenants fail to meet their end of the bargain, and for every day there's an infestation in your property you lose out on revenue from the next tenants. Pre-purchasing your pest inspections means you have a company to call on when you need to clear up someone else's mess. With a quick response, you can return your building to its usual state and begin drawing in money again.
Tackling problems with new contracts is simpler
With all the best intentions in the world, even consistent cleanliness doesn't always keep pests at bay. In some instances, your property's habitable status depends on the dwellings nearby. For example, if the building has neighbours that fail to keep their yard in good condition, you may encounter a snake or possum infestation that's difficult to tackle. When this happens, having experts on hand who know how to remedy the problem prevents a loss of revenue and allows you to uphold good health and safety standards. In addition, using a pre-purchased building inspection allows you to identify problems you're not already aware of.
Investing in new properties becomes safer
Buying a property with the intention of renting it out is a lucrative way to make money. However, before you part with your cash, you need to know you're not investing in a building that requires unexpected cash injections. Pre-purchased building and pest inspections allow you to identify hidden problems, such as ants, cockroaches, and birds' nests, giving you the chance to pull away from a property or take the right steps towards keeping it clean.
In addition to identifying pests between tenants and before making a property purchase, you can examine your property in the middle of a tenancy if you have cause for concern. When you have a pre-purchased inspection in place, you can continue with your inspections without having to worry about making payments.Share
15 June 2017
Hello, my name is Mandi, and although I own a number of pets including my dog, two ferrets and a guinea pig, I am utterly afraid of all non-pet creatures in my house. I hold the guinea pigs as I watch TV, and I sleep with my dog, but the idea of a mouse running through the walls makes me incredibly uncomfortable and tense. Since pests are such a trigger issue for me, I have spent a lot of time researching them. I have learned how to get rid of them, but more importantly, how to get rid of them without bothering or putting my pets in danger. If you are trying to balance the wanted and the unwanted creatures in your home, I hope these posts help!