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Are Owners Permitted to Perform Maintenance on Properties

Utah Property Solutions, a reputable Salt Lake City property management company, has a policy regarding owner-related maintenance and repairs. The answer to whether owners are allowed to perform their own maintenance on properties is both yes and no, and I'll explain the reasoning behind this.

Across the property management industry nationwide, there have been instances where owners have attempted repairs on their occupied properties without proper licensing or expertise. This has led to serious consequences, including fatalities. Although such incidents haven't occurred at Utah Property Solutions or in Utah, we have taken proactive measures to prevent such risks.

Consequently, we have implemented a policy that strictly prohibits owners from conducting repairs on occupied properties. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of both residents and owners. Allowing unqualified individuals to perform repairs can result in hazardous situations, potential lawsuits, and adverse outcomes for everyone involved.

However, when a property is vacant—either during the onboarding process for new clients or when a resident has moved out and repairs are necessary—we permit owners to make repairs themselves. This may include activities like painting, carpet replacement, or installing appliances. Once the owner has completed the repairs, our professional team conducts a thorough inspection to ensure everything has been done correctly before listing the property or signing a lease agreement with a new resident.

By adhering to this approach, we prioritize safety, protect owners from legal liabilities, and maintain the integrity of the property. Our dedicated team of licensed professionals handles property management tasks, guaranteeing that all maintenance and repairs are carried out to the highest standards. This way, everyone involved can have peace of mind, knowing that the property is being well-maintained, residents are safe, and potential legal risks are minimized.

At Utah Property Solutions, we take our commitment to full-service property management seriously. Let us handle the necessary repairs and maintenance, ensuring that your property is in compliance with all regulations and providing a secure environment for residents.