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Property managers can be a great resource when it comes to enjoying your home without worry. Here are a few situations when a quick phone call can make your life (and their life) easier.
Small Maintenance Issues
While you may not think that the small spot on the ceiling is a big deal, it can be a sign of a much larger problem. Letting your property manager know about any issues that come up can help them make repairs before small things because large problems.
If you are in doubt, take a quick photo and text it to them. A good property manager will know what to look for and when to call in a professional. Even if it ends up not being a big issue, you will rest easier knowing that your home is in good shape.
Your property manager will likely want to know if there are any unsafe situations brewing in your area. Not only is it important for your safety, it can also cause property damage or involvement from law enforcement. If you have concerns, share them with your property manager. They may be able to install a security system, cameras, or hang up no trespassing signs. Of course, you should always call the appropriate authorities in emergencies and dangerous situations.
If you’re worried about making rent next month, you may want to keep this from your property manager. But letting your property manager know ahead of time can help you maintain a good relationship. While they likely won’t forgive your rent, they might be able to provide an extension or payment plan to help you manage the rent.
Almost every property manager will appreciate as much notice as you can provide when you know that you will be moving out. This allows them to market the rental and find a new tenant.