A Good Contract and Constant Attention are the Key to Successful Commercial Property Management
By : Timothy Harvard Category : Real Estate
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One of the nice things about owning a commercial property that you are going to rent to business owners is that it can be a great deal less stressful than owning residential properties that you are renting out to people. Most business owners are fairly responsible and are not nearly as likely to fall behind on their rent.

One of the most important details when it comes to commercial property management is that you want to make sure that you have a really good contract. The more detailed the rental agreement is, the better the relationship between you and the business owner is going to be. Information that needs to be mentioned in the contract includes things like:

* How much the rent is

* The exact day of the month the rent is due

* Who’s responsible for property maintenance

* Who is going to care for the landscaping and outdoor care on the property

* What type of business will be run out of the property

* Make sure the business owner realizes that they are responsible for having liability insurance. This is very important, you don’t want someone to get hurt while on the property and then try to sue you. The safety of the customer’s needs to fall on the business owners shoulders, not yours.

* The minimum amount of time that the business owner is going to be using the property.

One of the things you are going to want when it comes to commercial property management to do is check up on the property from time to time. This doesn’t just simply mean driving past it. You are going to occasionally want to go inside and check to make sure that your property looks like it is being properly cared for and that there aren’t signs that your contract with the business owner is being violated. Whenever possible, try to exchange a few words with the owner who is leasing the property from you. Not only will this help you address any issues and concerns that either of you might have, but it will also remind the business owner that you are keeping up on things.

If you find that you don’t have the time to take care of the commercial property management on your own, you should not just let things go, instead you should hire a person who will be able to handle the demands of for you. Hiring a person to do this only makes sense if you have enough commercial properties that will need managing to keep them busy and justify hiring someone on even a part time basis, or if you don’t live close to the property. If neither of these two things applies to you, you are going to want to manage the property on your own.

When it comes to commercial property management there are many things you should know if you are going to manage the property successfully.







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