With the change in our season Lava Ridge Property Management would like to provide you with some helpful tips and remind you of some rules and regulations along with a winter preparation checklist.  Please understand that the purpose of this letter is to be informational and help us, help you!!  Any rule or guideline listed below is subjective to the property and may not be the full extent of the renters’ responsibility and can be changed without notification.  As always, if you have any questions regarding this or any other matter, please contact the office.

WINTER PREPERATION CHECKLIST FOR RENTERS

☐Clean out the gutters on first floor of houses only – all 2nd story gutters should be cleaned by a professional and will be handled through Lava Ridge. 

☐Remove all hoses from the exterior hose bibs and place a spigot winterization cover over the spigot

☐Place foam vent blocks in all crawl space vents at the base of the house

☐Prepare yard for winter with winter fertilization and trim all landscaping appropriately – irrigation will be winterized through Lava Ridge

☐Test all heat sources, change furnace filters and/or vacuum wall heaters

 

HEATING YOUR HOME

 

SNOW REMOVAL

 

GENERAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

Basic maintenance is a renter responsibility.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

LANDSCAPING AND IRRIGATION

Your lawns and yards must still be taken care of thru the winter months.

 

**** CHANGE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES!!! *****

 

Please understand that owners try to minimize costs of their investments so that we can keep rents from rising too much.  Multiple requests for basic and simple maintenance items increase expenses and force owners to raise rents.  So, if your door bell box falls off the wall and just needs a screw… help yourself out and take a minute to reattach it.  In no way are we saying to NOT contact us for repairs… just try to trouble shoot these things yourself and keep costs down for everyone.

 

THINGS TO LOOK FOR AND REPORT

 

Again, these are simply guidelines and helpful hints to ensure a smooth and easy fall/winter for us all.  Specific details or clarification should be referred to our office.  If you have any questions regarding this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.