4 Reasons Why Landlords Should Engage the Services of Property Managers in Ghana

4 Reasons Why Landlords Should Engage the Services of Property Managers in Ghana

  • Hiring property managers may come at a cost but they are a great way to get some relief from managing one's own properties
  • Owning property as a landlord can be overwhelming to manage especially when they are more than one
  • For landlords to maximise profits on their houses and still maintain their value, then it is highly suggested that they engage property managers

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Many landlords are overwhelmed with shuffling between multiple properties to either attend to tenants or fix one thing or the other. This can take a toll on them and make them eventually lose money when they should rather be gaining.

Property manager locking the door to a house
Property manager locking the door to a house. Photo credit: Getty Images. Source: Getty Images
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In this article, YEN.com.gh highlights some reasons why landlords should go in for property managers and how they stand to benefit from doing so.

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Property Managers Screen Potential Tenants

Screening tenants
Screening tenants. Photo credit: Getty Images. Source: Getty Images
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It is the job of property managers to screen potential tenants based on criteria that the landlord may have earlier provided. This enables them to examine all risks in advance, in addition to assisting the property owner in selecting reputable tenants.

This ensures that each potential tenant will treat the property with the respect it deserves.

Property Managers Take Care of Maintenance

A handyman working around the house
A handyman working around the house. Photo credit: Getty Images. Source: Getty Images
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Property or facility managers usually work with a number of handymen or professionals who can make fixes around the house in no time. This reduces stress on the part of the landlord, helping them to save time.

Keep a Professional Distance Away From Tenants

Property managers help landlords keep a safe, healthy distance from tenants. Getting too personal with tenants might lead to being excessively forgiving or defensive about certain complaints from tenants.

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It is considerably easier for a property manager to maintain things on a purely professional level when renting out a house. When problems emerge, a professional property manager is better equipped to handle the situation.

Property Managers Save Landlords Time and Stress

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Taking time off to relax. Photo credit: Getty Images. Source: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

Property managers save landlords the stress of tracking rent payments, collecting late fees, dealing with complaints and repairs, preparing the property for new renters, finding vendors, and dealing with undesirable tenants.

Allowing a qualified property manager to handle these ongoing obligations allows landlords to reap the benefits of their investment without compromising their time or health.

In a related article, YEN.com.gh wrote about the challenges associated with managing one's own apartment. Being a landlord comes with its own challenges which should not be taken lightly. If people want to ever give out their properties for rent, then they should brace themselves for the troubles ahead.

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Richmond Setrana Richmond Setrana is a real estate editor for YEN.com.gh with 5 years of writing experience. He graduated from KNUST in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is currently enrolled in a MA—Mass Communications program with Liverpool John Moores University. He has written for reputable platforms like meqasa.com, Noanyi, Edanra and Yourcommonwealth.org. He can be reached via: richmond.setrana@yen.com.gh