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Top Maintenance and Upgrade Items for Your Rental Property

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Our tips to proactive and regular maintenance and upgrades for your rental property.

For residential property owners, maximizing property value is an ongoing goal. In this blog post, we’ll explore practical tips and strategies to enhance the value of your investment, ensuring long-term financial success. Well-maintained properties not only attract quality tenants but also retain their value over time.

Proactive Maintenance

Proactive repairs and maintenance are key components of properly managing real estate. Avoiding unexpected repairs with regular maintenance is far more affordable, and convenient. Here are some key components to monitor:

  • Loose or leaking faucets
  • Rusting water heaters
  • Noisy furnace or A/C
  • Hard and cracking caulking, inside and out

Upgrading Key Features:

The most common problems we run into are things like running toilets, problematic doors and windows, insect and animal infestations, and water leaks. Ensure your exterior caulking and roof are in good shape, repair or replace any damaged or missing exterior vent covers, inspect and upgrade water shutoff valves that are seized, or near difficult to open and close, among other things.

Strategic Landscaping:

The key with landscaping rental properties is to keep it low maintenance. While we’ve met countless tenants who take better care of their lawn and garden than many home owners, it’s uncommon. The lower maintenance the house and property are, the better. Stick to perennials, resilient, and even consider having a company go in once a year to edge gardens and clean things up a bit.

If you have a tenant turnover coming up, plan for upgrades in between tenants. It is the perfect opportunity to get in the house and do some work, and it could even fetch you higher rent with the next tenant.

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Critical Condition Report

It’s in the name! A critical condition report includes detailed photos, expiry dates, model numbers and more. It must be done at your earliest opportunity, and ideally, before a tenant moves in.

This report provides a reference for future inspections, assists in litigation, and minimizes future repair costs.

Rent Collection

Stop chasing payments!

Our electronic rent collection system collects rent automatically and tracks it through our mobile app. 

Tenants who pay through other methods will still have their rent deposited through Renti, tracked in the mobile app, and electronically deposited into your account.


Income and expenses in the palm of your hand. 

There’s no more need for spreadsheets, sticky notes, or late-night number crunching.

Monitor live data on your rental income and property expenses, and print custom reports for the annual tax season. 


Not all properties are alike, and some require a third party to assist with general maintenance such as replacing furnace filters and topping up of water softener salt.

Whether it’s a unique property or your personal preference, let’s discuss your needs and how Renti can help.

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Tenant Locating

We’re happy to cooperate with your real estate agent, or you can let us handle everything with one of our preferred real estate agents. Learn more about our proven process to qualifying tenants below.

Property Visits

Included with Renti’s standard property management services is one annual visit, as well as a move-in and move-out inspection between tenants.

If you require additional visits, whether for personal preference, to perform regular maintenance, or to satisfy your property insurance policy, we will coordinate visits on the fly, or at set intervals.

Property Manager Doing Taxes


Leave the complex tax paperwork to us! We will handle your monthly remittance and annual NR4 forms, ensuring you’re always in compliance without the stress.

Timely and Accurate Reporting: No more deadlines to remember. We take care of everything on time, every time, providing you with peace of mind and avoiding potential penalties.

Ready to simplify your non-resident withholding tax responsibilities? Contact us today.