Property Inspection Checklist for Landlords

Ensuring the safety and longevity of your property is paramount for homeowners and landlords alike. In the beautiful state of New Hampshire, where home insurance is a crucial consideration, conducting regular property inspections becomes even more vital.

At Portsmouth Atlantic Insurance, we understand the importance of safeguarding your investment, and we’re here to provide valuable insights and exceptional insurance solutions tailored to New Hampshire residents.

As a landlord, maintaining your property’s condition should be a top priority. We’ve partnered with a local property management company to create a comprehensive property maintenance checklist specifically designed for the New Hampshire audience. This checklist covers essential inspection items that should be on every landlord’s radar:

1. Roof: Regularly check for damage to shingles, flashing, roof vents, and other components to prevent costly leaks.

2. Siding: Examine for warping, discoloration, mold, holes, or dents that could affect your property’s aesthetic and value.

3. Gutters and Downspouts: Ensure they are clear of leaves and debris to maintain proper drainage.

4. Windows and Doors: Look for gaps, cracks, or bent frames that may lead to energy inefficiency or water leaks.

5. Foundation: Inspect for gaps, cracks, and damage that could jeopardize your property’s stability.

6. Sidewalks and Driveways: Identify trip hazards like roots, buckling, cracks, or potholes.

7. Landscaping: Trim trees and shrubs to prevent damage and remove dead branches that could pose a hazard.

8. Sump Pump: Verify its proper operation and ensure no blockages or corrosion are present.

9. Plumbing: Check for leaks, faucet functionality, and the condition of caulk and grout.

10. Smoke and CO2 Detectors: Regularly test and replace detectors as needed, keeping tenants’ safety in mind.

11. Dryer Vents: Prevent fire hazards by clearing lint screens and cavities in dryer vents.

For New Hampshire landlords, seasonal considerations are also crucial:

Before Fall and Winter:

– Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing.

– Ensure the heating system functions correctly.

– Make winter safety supplies accessible to tenants.

– Schedule chimney and fireplace flue inspections.

– Replace weather stripping or caulking for improved insulation.

Before Spring and Summer:

– Examine the roof and siding for snow and ice damage.

– Check for sidewalk cracks caused by winter conditions.

– Inspect common areas and individual units for signs of water infiltration.

– Test and clean central air-conditioning units.

By proactively addressing these seasonal tasks, you not only protect your property but also enhance its value and ensure the safety and comfort of your tenants.

At Portsmouth Atlantic Insurance, we’ve been serving the New Hampshire community since 2005, dedicated to helping residents like you protect their valuable properties. Whether you own, lease, or manage a property, our insurance solutions are tailored to your unique needs and budget, providing you with peace of mind in the Granite State.

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