HomeLife Peninsula Property Management

Vacant Home Watch Services

We'll make sure your home maintenance and security routines continue if you are away!

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Vacant Home Watch Services

If your property is vacant for any of the following reasons, we can help!

  • A relative of mine passed away and left me their home. I’m not currently living in it, and I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with it.
  • I own a property for investment purposes, but don’t intend on living in it or renting it out.
  • I will be out of town for an extended period of time.
  • I am a lender providing funding for a vacant property.
  • I am a bankruptcy lawyer requiring vacant property management services.

Homelife Peninsula Property Management knows how stressful it can be to leave your property unattended for extended periods of time. If you are away for extended periods of time or your home is left vacant for any reason, home insurers may deny your claim if an accident or damage occurs in the home. HPPM can help you document that your property has been monitored while you were away, possibly saving you from costly claim denials. Our Vacant Home Watch will make sure that your home maintenance and security routines will continue uninterrupted and that any emergencies will be addressed promptly and effectively.

Homelife Peninsula Property Management has provided single-family residential property management services in the Fraser Valley for over 30 years! Our outstanding service and long-standing reputation have made us a leader in the industry. We are proud and excited to offer Vacant Home Watch to complement our current services.

We are a proud member with the National Home Watch Association to meet the highest standards in the Home Watch industry.

Did you Know?

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, insurance coverage on dwelling and contents ceases when the premises have been vacant for more than 30 consecutive days. Your insurer will require regular inspections of your property usually ranging every 1-7 days. Regular visits to your property are made to ensure quality control and within the requirements of your insurance policy. You don’t want to get caught short or without insurance. Most insurance companies insist someone inspects the vacant home every 48-96 hours, others daily during a prolonged absence. Check with your insurance broker for details. I am trying to sell my house and have already moved out of it.

We provide full inspections inside and outside your home. We can be the point of contact for all your property maintenance and repairs. For special projects, we act as a liaison between contractors and you to ensure quality and timely work. We work closely with a team of licensed Electricians, Plumbers and Heating Contractors etc. In the event of an emergency you will be contacted immediately to discuss the best options for dealing with the situation, thus eliminating the risk of additional damage and costs.

Vacant Home Watch Services:

INSPECTIONS

Our professionals will complete a full visual check of your home’s exterior and interior including but is not limited to:

  • Visually checking roof for plugged gutters/damaged drain pipes.
  • Visually checking windows and doors for signs of forced entry/vandalism. Ensuring that all are closed and locked.
  • Checking for visible signs of water/pest damage.
  • Clearing entrance of newspapers, flyers, junk mail.
  • Confirm lawn and garden are being maintained and snow removal is being done.
  • Running water in all sinks and tub.
  • Flushing toilets, checking for leaks in visible plumbing.
  • Visually checking for leaks in ceilings, under sinks and in appliances that use water.
  • Checking electrical service panel for tripped breakers and reset if needed.
  • Testing batteries in smoke/carbon monoxide alarms and changing when needed.
  • Checking HVAC air filter and changing when needed.
  • Monitoring thermostat and seasonally adjusting home temperature to desired temperature.
  • Setting and checking all house alarms and surveillance systems before leaving property.

We understand that every property is unique and we'll work with you to develop a customized list of services that meet your specific requirements. Whether you want someone to just keep an eye on your home, water your plants, collect your mail, meet with contractors or clear the snow, you can count on our team to get the job done right.

Our goal is to ensure quality service, with our professionals looking after your home. Letting us check your home can prevent damage to your property, comply with insurance guideline and provide peace of mind.

EXTRA ADD-ONS Vacant Home Watch Services: (Customized requests available)

WINTERIZING

Outside faucets, sprinklers, pools hot tubs can we winterized to prevent damage through the winter months if you are away.

LAWN CARE AND SNOW REMOVAL

We can cut and trim your lawn during the summer and provide snow removal during the winter. This keeps the value of your property and ensures the place looks lived in and cared for. (Seasonal Contracts are Available)

CLEANING

Cleaning services can be made available upon request. As well, we can water indoor plants.

PROBLEMS, REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

We hope no problems arise but small problems can happen and they do need to be spotted quickly when a home is unoccupied. HPPM has the experience to spot potential issues and react with qualified trades people if necessary. We are lucky enough to have a key group of companies that have worked with us for many years and respond quickly to any type of emergency. We can provide Pest Services, Plumbing, Electrical, Painting, Carpentry work, and much more. HPPM can serve as an on-call emergency contact for your alarm systems.

MAIL, NEWSPAPERS, PACKAGES

We can clear mail from your mailbox weekly. We can pick up packages and or redirect as per your instructions. This is often a key sign a home is vacant so it is essential arrangements are made.

LIGHTS

Burnt out light bulbs can be changed, turned on and off, blinds or drapes drawn and opened on an irregular schedule. All this contributing to a feel of activity on the property.

OUR VISITS ARE LOGGED

We are happy to keep in touch with you or your insurance company. All correspondence is included in our fees. We also take photographs of your home.

VACANT HOME WATCH FEES

Fees dependent on frequency of visits and services required;

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