Save Time & Money With This HOA Maintenance Checklist

Homeowners associations require a lot of work to keep everything operating smoothly. Every year, the HOA board needs to prepare for the year ahead by adopting a budget, preparing a reserve study for long-term replacements, and considering what upcoming projects will be necessary.

Without a proper guide, it can be easy to forget critical items; especially when it comes to routine maintenance. Save time and avoid unexpected costs with this HOA maintenance checklist.

Every homeowner’s association should go through regular inspection and maintenance. This way, you can catch minor issues early on and prevent them from becoming major ones. Here are the things you should include in your HOA or condo maintenance checklist:

  • Common areas
    • Roads and asphalt
    • Sidewalks
    • Gutters & downspouts
    • Yards and lawns
    • Landscaping (tree trimming, irrigation systems, etc.)
    • Fences
    • Security cameras
    • Computers
    • Security system (software)
    • Vehicle entry gates
    • Parking lots
    • Trash collection
  • Exterior Areas
    • Foundation (check for cracks, etc.)
    • Walls (including paint)
    • Doors & windows
    • Roofs
    • Gutters & storm drains
    • Patios & decks
    • Driveway
    • Electrical supply boxes
  • Interior Areas
    • Walls
    • Flooring
    • Roofs (for leaks)
    • Screens
    • Vents (including the attic)
  • Utilities
    • Electrical lines
    • Water lines
    • Phone lines
    • Gas lines
    • Air conditioners
    • Heaters/furnaces
    • Sewage system

Once you’ve gone through the checklist, be sure to identify action items and write up maintenance reports in order of urgency. Because common areas are usually the HOA’s responsibility to maintain, it’s important to make sure routine checks are completed.

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