Are you planning on buying a new rental property in San Diego, Las Vegas or Phoenix? If so, like many owners you most likely are eager to get that property rented quickly right? This is totally understandable but, there are things that should be replaced in your new rental property if you want to ensure that you won’t have any problems with that property in the future.
Replace the Locks
Always replace the locks after buying a new rental property regardless if the former owner claims they were changed recently or not because you just don’t know how many people had access to that property in the past and may have created their own key.
If the locks are in good condition you can save them and use them again in the future changing the locks on the next property that you buy.
Change the Toilets
Another important thing to change after buying a new rental property is the toilets because a leaky toilet can easily cause unseen damage to your rental property and thousands of dollars in repair costs so it’s best to replace them now so that you can have confidence that there won’t be any leaks going forward.
Get Rid of Old Outlets
Regardless of the age of the home, you should always get rid of old outlets because those outlets can potentially pose a fire hazard and it’s better to replace them now before your new tenants move in.
Swap Out Those Old Light Bulbs
Last of all, but most important, if your rental property has light fixtures you shouldn’t think twice about changing those light bulbs. Getting rid of those bulbs will save you the hassle of having to get called from your tenants whenever they need a light bulb changed unless you’ve instructed them to change the light bulbs themselves.
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