Gold Coast Home Watch provides a periodic check of your apartment in-between visits looking for any obvious issues. We can gain access to your apartment using a key you provide to us or you can contact the building management and let them know an inspection is scheduled. Email them with a date, time and identity of the person doing the inspection and ask them to provide an access key.

I have been to many apartments over the years that have been vacant for a long period of time. There are water traps that are located under sinks and in the floor of bathrooms and laundries. These traps are filled with water to prevent gases coming back up the drain. Apartments that are locked up get very hot inside and this speeds up the evaporation of the water in the traps. Once a water trap dries up sewer gases come back up through the drain and permeate throughout the apartment. This is one example of an issue that apartments that are vacant for extended periods.

Balcony furniture being secure while owners are away is very important. Although balcony furniture seems heavy enough not to move around, cyclones and thunder storms generate very unpredictable wind forces. Apartments with close proximity to ocean are particularly vulnerable with cyclones coming in from the ocean or hugging the coastline. I have seen many examples of balcony furniture that has been blown off high-rise balconies after a weather event. These two examples are things that Gold Coast Home Watch apartment inspections can monitor for you.

Periodic apartment inspections for absentee owners can have several benefits

Regular inspections of vacant high-rise apartments help maintain the property, ensure safety and security, and meet legal requirements.

Early identification of maintenance issuesRegular inspections allow for the identification of any issues or problems with the apartment early on, which can be addressed before they become more significant and costly to repair.
Ensuring compliance with safety regulationsInspections can help ensure that the condominium is in compliance with safety regulations and codes, which can protect residents and the building itself from potential hazards.
Maintaining property valuesRegular inspections can help maintain the value of the condominium by ensuring that it is well-maintained and any necessary repairs are made.
Peace of mindAbsentee owners may not have the opportunity to visit the condominium regularly, so periodic inspections can provide peace of mind by ensuring that the property is being properly cared for in their absence.
Improved communicationRegular inspections can help facilitate communication between absentee owners, property managers, and other stakeholders, ensuring that everyone is informed about the condition of the property and any necessary repairs or maintenance.
Pest ControlVacant properties can be attractive to pests, such as rodents or insects, which can cause damage or pose a health risk. Regular inspections can help identify and address any pest issues.

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Other Services You May Be Interested In

Home Watch Services

A regular detailed inspection of your property while you are away. Using a systematic approach to identify any obvious issues.

Key Holding Services

We offer a key holding service for your convenience. Guests arriving? Tradesmen need access? Getting a delivery? Locked yourself out?

Concierge Services

We can help with pre arrival setup. Basic food and beverage shopping to get you started. Setup outdoor living areas. Vehicle start checks