What are the Expenses of Self Managing Your Rental Property?

If you’re thinking about managing a rental property on your own without the help of a property manager, you’ll need to take a list of unavoidable expenses into account. Here are the most important ones that you should keep in mind when crunching the numbers and debating whether to hire a property manager to take care of it for you.

Insurance

Insurance rates continue to rise like a tenant’s blood pressure when his property manager ignores his complaint. When managing your own property, you must research Florida and federal guidelines for coverage and understand the options.

  • Comprehensive covers property owners from a sudden loss
  • Liability covers natural and accidental damage specified on coverage
  • Named Peril covers injuries and other negligent damage to someone
  • Extended Loss covers additional expenses related to total loss of property

Remember to contact an insurance agent and schedule a risk management review to ensure you’re protecting your properties properly.

Maintenance

When you self-manage a property, you lose the connections that many property managers have with contractors and other maintenance personnel in Tampa. With that in mind, you must find someone for the job and pay him or her handsomely. When hiring a maintenance specialist, ensure he or she has resources as well.

Administrative Costs

There are a lot of dollars you’ll have to account for if you want to self-manage a property and maintain a strict budget. Many of these will be associated with administrative costs, including legal fees and other expenses that’ll pile up.

Taxes

While a property manager takes care of a lot of things for owners, he or she can’t fill out and file their taxes. Considering how complex filing taxes can be in this specific situation, it’s likely you’ll have to pay a tax professional to handle it – another expense. But it’s better to pay a little now than a lot to Uncle Sam later on.

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