I am the property manager and landlord of nearly 3 dozen apartments in duplexes in our city, and I can confidently say that this job is much harder than people may realize.
- I have to make decisions about so several things with these rental homes and properties.
It is harder for myself and others than for some others, because I own and manage all of the homes; Probably the largest decision and problem that I contend with a rental is the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning units. There are always many troubles with the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning units. First of all, I will never ever purchase a rental property without a gas furnace, unless I receive a big discount on that property. For that matter, I never purchase a property with an seasoned Heating in addition to Air Conditioning unit in it either. Honestly, I prefer the property not to have air conditioning system, because I would prefer our tenants purchase their own window units. Air conditioning is a luxury that I don’t have the need to provide, and it saves cash on costs for me. When our tenants call to complain about their natural gas furnace being broken, they have to remember that Heating in addition to Air Conditioning troubles are always a greater deal than they ever realize. I have to compare prices and call for estimates with Heating in addition to Air Conditioning units, and often this means me waiting for the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning company to call myself and others back. This often causes complaints from our tenants, making all of us angrier. I also have to take the renters into consideration, and I am forced to check to make sure the gas furnace wasn’t disfigured due to overt negligence by the tenant. I am not responsible for their stupidity, and they are often surprised when will I refuse to repair a gas furnace that they disfigured.