Managing older apartment complexes involves ensuring your residences, common areas and other locations meet and satisfy ADA rules and regulations. Since many of these buildings were built prior to the current regulations and requirements, it can be costly to make central and shared laundry facilities handicap accessible. Further, if you fail to satisfy necessary and reasonable accommodations for physically challenged tenants, you could be looking at costly lawsuits and fines.
A less costly approach to providing access to laundry for your physically challenged tenants is installing LG washer dryer combination units in the necessary apartments. A combination model is a front-loading appliance, so it satisfies the requirements for wheel-chair bound people. You also do not have to be concerned about the costs associated with installing dryer venting because this appliance uses ventless dryer technology to dry clothes. The only type of connection required is access to hot and cold water lines and a discharge drain. The combo unit operates off of a regular 120V outlet plug, so there is no need to worry about special wiring, either.
Not only will your tenants be happy they are able to do laundry in their own unit using a LG washer dryer combo, but they are also more likely to renew their lease, which increases your retention rates. Additionally, you do not have to worry about spending a fortune to upgrade central and shared laundry facilities. Further, in-unit laundry allows you to charge more for rent, increases your marketability to attract new residents, and adds to your overall property value.