If you are thinking about becoming a landlord in Chicago there are a few important things you need to bear in mind. In the event the property becomes infested with insect pests you would need to find a pest control expert to deal with the problem. Some of your tenants may have allergies so it would be wise to find the best non chemical pest control methods Chicago has available. Since there are no toxic chemicals being used you do not have to worry about adverse health effects.
Finding the Right Electrician/Plumber
Aside from pest control you will need to hire an electrician and plumber to work on an “as needed basis”. You need to have someone you can call when there is either an urgent plumbing or electrical job that needs to be addressed.
Since you are a landlord you need to make sure the professionals you hire to perform these tasks are licensed, insured, and bonded. The bonding requirement is of particular importance since it proves the professionals offering these services do not have a criminal record. You will need to perform your own due diligence on these professionals to ensure they are qualified and offer you fair rates.
One way to determine whether the rates being quoted are fair is to compare them against quotes from other professionals. Do not blindly go for the lowest rates by take into consideration the quality of work being provided by the prospective plumber/electrician.
- Do they guarantee the quality of their work?
- Do they offer 24/7 service?
These are the questions you must ask when trying to identify the most suitable professionals to help you take care of your rental property. If you followed these suggestions then you should have no issues becoming a great landlord.