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If you own an investment property and want to extend the life of your investment while mitigating the risks associated with poor maintenance practices, you should organize a professional gutter as soon as possible. Cleaning gutters properly is a simple preventive measure that could save you a world of legal, financial and personal risks. Therefore, regular gutter cleaning ensures that fallen leaves and twigs, tree flowers, and sometimes insect, rodent and bird nests and debris, are removed in time and long before major blockages occur. Gutter cleaning is considered a safety hazard and can cause a number of serious problems that require immediate action, so it should be properly performed by a trained professional.
That said, someone still has to foot the bill for gutters to be properly cleaned and checked. Seeing if they are classified as urgent or non-urgent will give you an idea of the seriousness of the problem of not cleaning or maintaining gutters properly. It is too easy to forget or postpone the provision for routine gutter and downspout inspection and cleaning. Although tenants have a responsibility to keep the rented property in good condition, take care of the garden, and address minor repair issues, cleaning and maintaining gutters is often a landlord's obligation.
If your gutters no longer flow properly or are completely blocked and water cannot flow through the gutters, you can suffer flooding or even leaks. As a landlord, I fully agree with you Kaylee, that it is the owner's responsibility to clean the gutters. However, there are a number of issues you could end up dealing with if your gutters aren't cleaned properly. Regardless of whether you are a tenant or landlord, the gutters and roof of a property should be cleaned and maintained regularly.