The Perfect Checklist for a Property Manager
The hustle and bustle of upgrading your property can be very stressful, but you can make sure everything is in order with a simple checklist. As contractors with years of experience, we can give you a rundown of the essentials before signing off on a project. Grab your list, and let’s get started.
1. Research the Job
As a property manager, you need to know the ins and outs of what projects and repairs take place on your property. Before you even hire a contractor, make sure to research the process, materials, and time it takes to complete the project. That way, you can be prepared with questions for your contractor, and so you can expertly oversee the project’s progress. This also helps when checking off your project’s completion so you can sign off on a perfect project.
2. Walk the Site
Walking the property before you survey the project with the contractor is essential to have an unbiased perspective to form opinions and questions to ask the contractor. With fresh eyes, you will notice any inconsistencies or errors in the project that you can bring up to your contractor.
3. List of Liabilities
Before you even walk the property, create a list of common liabilities that can happen on your property so you can watch out for these specific instances. Be prepared and don’t overlook a possible liability issue because this can cost you and your contractor. The most common liabilities are trip and fall hazards, but other risks can be associated with upgrading your property if it is not done correctly.
4. ADA Compliance
ADA property standards should be at the forefront when thinking of new projects around your property because they will keep you from receiving hefty fines and turning away possible customers. Make a checklist of all ADA guidelines for your state and property type to make sure you check every box. Also, pro tip before you hire a contractor, ensure their work standard is ADA compliant, like our guarantee that your project is always ADA compliant when you work with Southern Asphalt Engineering.
5. Future Maintenance Projects
After you have walked through the property, make sure to ask your contractor the maintenance your property requires to keep it looking its professional best. For example, if you re-do your parking lot asphalt, you may need sealcoating in the future. Also, discuss projects that can further beautify your property, like fresh paint striping or upgrading your curbs. It’s best to work on all areas of your property in a short period to have your property looking its absolute best.