Our Look-In Property Watch Service
New Southern Properties, Inc.’s Look-In Property Watch Service is a service dedicated to providing a watchful eye and overseeing the properties of absentee owners – including single family homes, townhomes and condos. An unoccupied home is often vulnerable to a wide variety of liabilities such as vandalism, break-ins, mechanical failures and water leaks. In addition, pool maintenance and landscape maintenance is crucial here in Florida and often vendors are either remiss in their duties or simply stop performing their service altogether. Caught early – most problems are easily fixed. Left unattended, they become costly to repair as the problem worsens and expands to other areas of the home.
By engaging in our property watch service - you can spend more time enjoying your property when you arrive - rather than seeing to repairs and maintenance tasks.
Our office is in Lake Mary, and we focus on properties in the greater Lake Mary area, including DeBary, Heathrow, Longwood, and Sanford. Other area watches are available – simply contact us.
What We Do
Our service is simple – we check on your property on a regular weekly basis to be sure it needs no major repairs or service work and to be sure all appropriate vendors are performing their respective tasks adequately. We also will perform additional checks after major storms, freezes and hurricanes as soon as it is safe to do so.
In cases where the vendors are doing an inadequate job or the property is in need of repair or additional maintenance, we will contact you immediately via email.
Each month, you will receive an email report as to the condition of your property.
What We Don’t Do
We do not perform actual maintenance or repair work, but we will obtain vendors for certain tasks upon request. No vendor is engaged without your written approval.
Generally, we do not collect rents or pay vendors, but acting on your instruction, we will open your property if you have friends or family coming to use it.
However, customized overseeing is available – just contact us and tell us what you have in mind.
Costs, Billing, General Terms
There is a one-time account set up fee of $150.00 U. S. which includes cutting two sets of spare keys, getting added to any lists for access, initially going over the property and the like.
To check on the property once per week the base monthly fee is $125.00 U. S. billed in advance and due by the 15th of the previous month (e.g. February’s invoice is due January 1st and late on the January 15th). Invoices are delivered via email.
Additional checking in excess of two visits per month are billed additionally. The service and billing is suspended for the time you are occupying your property and termination is at any time in writing with a thirty-day notice.
Customized Watch Programs Available
Other arrangements are possible – simply contact us with your situation and tell us what you have in mind – we are flexible.
How Do We Get Started?
Getting started is easy. Simply Contact Us and well send you our Data Request Sheet and and Agreement.
We will then follow up via your preferred method of contact for any discussion and questions you may have.
The majority of the data we will require is listed below:
Name(s) of All Owners
The Person for Primarly Point of Communication - must be authorized by all Owners
Address of Communication Person
Cell Phone of Communication Person
Email Address of Communication Person
Type: SFH Duplex Townhm Condo
Is there an Association?
Is the community gated? Guarded?
Is there a pool ? Y N , if Y is it maintained by you ? Y N
Is there a lawn/landscaping? Y N if Y, is it maintained by you? Y N
Name All Persons and their cell numbers with Keyed or Combination Access to Property
Briefly Describe What Other Services You’d Like Performed
Thank you !
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