Investors and landlords owning properties in and around the Charlotte region of NC often want to know what maintenance services does a property management company provide, before signing a management contract.

Responsibilities Defined

Here is broad perspective of some of the maintenance chores covered by Talley Properties when they take charge of a rental property.

Emergency Maintenance
24x7 emergency maintenance services are provided for which repairs are conducted on a materials and time basis.

Lawns
Existing lawns are fertilized and seeded annually
Lawns mowed weekly and edges trimmed
Fallen branches and trash collected
Lawns sprinkled within the framework of local restrictions
Dead trees cut and overhanging branches trimmed annually

Walkways and Paths
Existing walkways graveled and delineated once a year
Rock borders along parking lots and walkways realigned

Decks and Porches
Trash and debris will be cleaned off public decks on a weekly basis. Decks will be vacuumed if there are outlets provided or else they will be blown.
All burned out lights will be replaced.
Exterior fire extinguishers will be recharged.

Timers of security lights will be reset.

Roofs
Roofs will be cleaned and repaired by hiring the services of a professional roofing contractor.

Heating and Water Systems
Thermostats will be checked and reset. The operation of the heating system will also be inspected. This will be done as often as the weather demands.
Heat and water pumps will be lubed quarterly.
Airlocks will be bled from the heating system and pilot lights relit if extinguished.

A bi-weekly log will be maintained on boiler pressures and temperatures. Furnaces will be reset for correct temperature and pressure.
Will liaise with State Boiler Inspector for annual boiler inspection and license.
The boiler room will be swept and cleaned as needed.
System will be checked and attended to in any emergency.

Chimney Cleaning
Will contract with chimney cleaner for excess soot removal in homes with chimneys. Tis will be done every three years.

Security

Security check will be performed twice-monthly. This will include checking doorknobs and the locking mechanism and switching on security lights when the property appears to be unoccupied.

Will liaise with local sheriff or law officials to prevent disturbance and report disturbances.

Building Inspection

This will be conducted semi-annually and a detailed report provided to the owner with recommendations and estimates.

Miscellaneous
Replacement of lights in crawl space and furnace room.

The replacement of electric plug outlets which are burnt out in parking areas.

Unplugging disposals and toilets and re-hanging doors of sliding closets.

Obtaining bids when required for replacement boilers, exterior painting, deck flooring, and so forth.

Experience and Tact

Talley Properties provides a professional service for which it is accountable to both renters and homeowners. This is what has made Talley Properties the leading property management company in the Charlotte region and in surrounding counties. The company manages commercial and residential rental homes and condos in the mid to high range region which it has been doing for three decades now.