We all know at least one traumatizing story about “that house” in the block that seems to be the source of all mess and trouble. They usually have a yard that is badly maintained, animals that are not tended to, and unruly parties. A rental property with wild residents can easily become the object of frustration and resentment for the entire neighborhood.
Unfortunately, the scenario changes for the worse when that house is a rental home, as it quickly degenerates into something more than just a nuisance. A poorly managed rental home doesn’t only generate predicaments for the neighborhood but also places your investment and its future value at risk. It’s never a good idea to let your Spring tenants ignore the condition of the yard, or disregard that fact that they are trashing the facade of the home with unnecessary items that could easily be stored away. Also, an outside mess also brings in disease-carrying insects that multiply and possibly entice rodents or other pests.
Houses with incessantly barking dogs or too many animals that are let loose also pose a substantial danger to neighbors and property owners as well. Incessant barking could potentially violate local noise ordinances and could land you and your resident in a lengthy legal suit. What once would have been man’s best friend would now be a thorn to everybody’s side. Residents who own too many animals, neglect to restrain them, and don’t clean up after their mess can create serious health hazards as well as risk injury through bites and scratches. If your resident’s pet bites someone, they can go after both you and your tenant. You may find yourself having to deal with some serious consequences.
Rental homes that have loud parties too often or that have too many guests can cause difficulties for everyone, as well. A constant stream of grievances regarding after-hours commotion, loud music, or cars filling the street can force local authorities to take action if you don’t put a stop to it yourself. Similarly, homes that are awfully dirty or have fallen victim to a hoarding situation will have a severe negative impact on your rental property as well as the property values of the surrounding homeowners.
In the end, the greatest way to keep your rental property from becoming “that house” is to use a professional property management company. At Real Property Management Preferred, we thoroughly screen all possible tenants so that their bad records with rentals won’t become your nightmare. We also administer routine property evaluations to ensure your renters are adhering to the terms of the lease. With our team on the job, you’ll never need to fret about your rental home falling victim to “that house” syndrome again. Would you like to know more about our Spring property management services? Please contact us online or give us a call at 281-894-9111 for more information.
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