Operating a Commercial Retail Space is Different Than Being a Landlord for Houses

Being a landlord for a retail building is a bit different than being a landlord for houses in the suburbs. The retail building has to meet quite a bit of stringent codes. Plus, we need to consider the safety of the public using the space along with the tenants. Of course, houses need a lot of work to keep them up, but commercial is different. We keep up on things by hiring professionals to manage the building’s infrastructure. We got a maintenance contract from a company that does HVAC contracts in NYC, and we even have a contract with a snow removal company. Your household tenants remove their own snow. When you lease retail space, you pay for it.

It is not a big deal as far as costs go. Continue reading Operating a Commercial Retail Space is Different Than Being a Landlord for Houses

Our Roof Was an Eyesore to the Neighborhood

It was time. I told my wife that. She looked at me funny and asked what I meant. I was staring at our roof when she said, “Oh, the roof. Yeah, I kinda try to not look at it when we come home.” It had streaks and stains, and the tiny gravel that is embedded into the shingles was wearing thin. A couple of shingles were curling upward a bit, and there was green at an eave close to where a tree was at. We called about roof replacement in Brooklyn NY as well as having the tree cut down. First to go was the tree and the stump. The next step was getting new shingles.

We went for the top quality shingles that show a dimensional pattern that look like cedar shakes. Continue reading Our Roof Was an Eyesore to the Neighborhood