How to Have a Stress-Free Holiday as a Landlord

There’s nothing quite like the holidays. You get to see family and old friends, eat incredible food, and reminisce about the good old days. Oftentimes the holidays are also identified with travel. After all, with a week or two away from responsibility, why not book a flight to Europe or take that ski trip you’ve always dreamed of?

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As a landlord, however, you may find it difficult to escape from day-to-day life and disappear for a week. Maintenance issues and tenant requests are constantly pouring in. Leaving on vacation may only end up causing headaches instead of relaxation as you stress over problems from a thousand miles away.   

Here are some examples of frequent issues that arise in the day-to-day routine of being a landlord that would be difficult, if not impossible, to resolve while you’re away on holiday.  

Maintenance

Winter weather in Seattle often creates additional maintenance issues for properties. Whether it’s a burst pipe that froze in the cold, a winter wind storm felling a tree on your property, or a flood in the basement, handling these maintenance issues is a headache at the best of times. But when you’re getting calls during your holiday vacation cruise, it becomes a far more difficult problem to resolve.

When you work with a property management company like ours, we handle all of these maintenance issues on your behalf. Our large network of trustworthy technicians, from plumbers to tree care professionals, ensures that we are able to rapidly resolve the issue with a trustworthy contractor. You won’t even have to field the calls from your tenants — we take care of it all.

Overdue Rent

The holidays can be a tough month on the budget. This, unfortunately, is also one of the most common months for tenants to get behind on their rent. As a landlord, you rely on this money to be able to pay your own bills.

Making calls to tenants to work out payment is a hassle, and a terrible way to end a holiday vacation. At North Pacific Property Management, we can negotiate in these situations on your behalf. In some cases, we can work out a payment plan to recoup overdue rent. In others, we can pursue tenant eviction.  

Moving Tenant

Dealing with a tenant moving out can be quite the process. While it may be an inevitable issue for all landlords, the holiday season is the last time of year that you want to deal with a tenant suddenly vacating your property. Suddenly, the moving tenant becomes a unique and possibly frustration situation, especially if you aren’t in town to work through every issue. Who will do the final inspection? Arrange for last-minute cleaners and painters? Who is going to start the hunt for new tenants?

With North Pacific Property Management on your side, addressing paperwork and communicating with moving tenants will not so much as touch your Christmas vacation. Our services ensure that you can confidently ‘disconnect’ from your role as landlord without worrying about whether your tenants are being taken care of. With North Pacific Property Management, not only will your tenants will be satisfied during the entire process of moving out, but you will also have responsible new tenants snugly installed as quickly as possible.

Seattle Property Management

At North Pacific Property Management, it is our goal to help you, the landlord, oversee your rentals efficiently and pain-free. Our services extend to Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood, Snohomish County, and other areas throughout the Greater Seattle area. We offer competitive prices that leave more money in your pocket and more satisfaction in your tenants.

During this holiday season, we can ensure that your time off will be spent relaxing — not stressing. We handle the maintenance of the living space, communication with tenants, and everything else that you don’t need to think about on vacation. Visit our services page for more information, or contact us at 206.781.5484 for a free quote.