Building Inspector vs. MPPA-Lite
As a tenant, it is so important to be careful and stay vigilant about the damages around your rental. After all, with most security deposits is worth 1-2 months worth of rent. So, for example, if you rented out a three-bedroom home for $400 a week, your security deposit can range anywhere between $1600-$3200.
This is a large chunk of money for most people. And this money that most people would want to get back by the end of their rental contract.
So how do you avoid having your security deposit being taken away by your landlord?
You need to conduct regular house inspections. However, should you be using a rental inspection app like MPPA-Lite? Or should you be investing in a quality building inspector to come around your property on a regular basis to conduct your rental inspection?
Let’s find out…
The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Building Inspector for Your Rental Inspection
First thing is first. I have to give credit where credit is due. And hiring a good building inspector means that you will be having a seasoned professional carry out your house inspection.
In addition, with the help of a well qualified building inspector, it will almost be like you have your own personal guide. So, if you have any concerns or questions, you will be able to receive expert insights on how to protect your rental home from potential damage or what you should be improving from your house inspection.
How great is that?
But, the con may offset the pros. This is because investing in a quality building inspector to carry out your rental inspection on an annual to bi-annual basis is costly.
With a house inspection costing anywhere between $450 - $1200, having a professional building inspector come over on a regular basis is not something the typical renter can afford. Imagine having to fork up to $2,400 per year! That is worth just as much as your security deposit!
The Pros and Cons of Using MPPA-Lite as Your Personal Inspection Manager for Your Rental Inspection
With a tool like MPPA-Lite (My Property Partner App), you will be able to have a handy tool by your side at all times.
This helpful app will act as your own personal inspection manager and allows you to capture evidence of a property’s situation via photos and comments of all internal and external housing features.
In addition, you don’t have to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on a yearly basis! It only involves a one-time payment of $22.99 US. for it to forever be by your side!
With My Property Partner App acting as your inspection manager, you won’t be able to have that in-person service that you would from hiring a professional building inspector to carry out your house inspection. But, the ease of use of the app partnered with its budget-friendly cost makes it ideal for renters looking to protect their security deposit!
For more information on the My Property Partner App, click here.