I just conducted a scheduled a six-month inspection on a property we’ve owned for 3 years. It went well. My tenant actually made some improvements to the property. Sure surprised me. Lesson 1: Choose your tenants carefully. When you get a good one, they are worth their weight in gold. Lesson 2: Conduct periodic inspections on your rental property. You can catch problems before they get out of hand and tenants tend to take better care of your property if they know you’re paying attention.