What would be the easiest method of collecting data about rental properties. I'm looking for per-unit information including:
- Monthly Rent
- Are utilities included?
- Monthly Electric bill
- Heating fuel
- Heating cost per month
- Taxes per month
- Number of bedrooms
- Square footage
And really, as much information as I can get about the property. I've done a lot of looking and I've yet to find any resource online with any of this information, so I would like to collect my own. Having never done this before, I'm struggling to find the best method of collecting this data.
I fear that it would be inefficient to survey to collect the data. The method I've been thinking of is to introduce a utility for rental property owners to manage their properties, and collect the data they enter into that.
Another idea was to contact property managers with large portfolios and survey them, as I believe they would be more accurate in their reporting as they don't generally have as close a connection to the property.
Any suggestions or resources would be appreciated.