Some people living in another city, abroad, or just being busy, might find it convenient to handover the management of the property to a company. The cost of these services is often 8%-9% of the monthly rent in western countries. Unfortunately, in Russia, the offer is limited and these professionnals are asking 15-20% of the rent. However, the advantage a numerous:
– follow-up of payments from the tenant
– payment of utilities, taxes and other bills
– communication with the tenant to insure a good execution of the contract
– cleaning and other services
Some specialized companies are even proposing technical maintenance contracts (for any plumbing work, electrical work, equipment installation etc…) which cost usually from 6000-7000 RUB/month.