I have met many landlords who are Ostrich’s during the tenant occupancy. What I mean is they do not do periodic inspections of their property. As a property manager periodic inspections are critical to the successful management of rental property. Just in the last month we found roof leak, an unauthorized occupant, siding missing due to pet damage and a property that had a fence in the horizontal position. While we expect our tenant to report maintenance issues as they occur they don’t always do it. If you want to maintain the property and hold the tenants accountable for the presentation and preservation of the property periodic inspections are a MUST! Don’t be an Ostrich, inspect the properties during tenancy.