You own the home but your tenant is living in it.
So, who is responsible for things like maintenance, utilities, pest control, and air filters?
That will depend on your Las Vegas lease agreement, which should stipulate in detail who is responsible for what.
There are certain obvious standards. Most tenants understand they’re responsible for paying the rent. Landlords in Las Vegas know it’s their job to provide a safe, habitable, well-maintained home.
The uncertainty usually rests in minor maintenance, cleaning, and repairs. Maintaining a rental property requires a transparent and trusting partnership between owners, tenants, and vendors. You need to be clear about what’s expected from your tenants and there has to be some documented division of responsibilities.
If you’re working with a Las Vegas property management company, there’s not much for you to worry about. Your property managers will take care of anything that you as an owner would normally be responsible for. You’ll have to pay the bills, but you won’t be the one searching for plumbers and holding tenants accountable.
However, if you’re an independent landlord wondering how to approach the maintenance and repairs needed at your property, you’ll need to know what your responsibilities are and what you can reasonably expect from your tenants.
Let’s go back to the importance of a strong lease agreement. You need to have one that’s legally enforceable and clear. You also need a reliable network of licensed and insured vendor and contractors. Finally, you’ll really need a willingness to talk openly and transparently to your tenants so they’re clear on their own responsibilities and your expectations.