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Stopping Prosper Tenant “Improvements” in Their Tracks

Prosper Tenant Taking Care of Some Home RepairsWhen managing a Prosper rental property, it’s pivotal to not disregard its exterior outside presence. How a rental home looks on the outermost can determine its property values, in addition to the home’s curb appeal. It bodes well to attentively deal with the exterior elements of your rental home and to anticipate that your tenants will help keep it looking neat and tidy.

When your notion of a “nice” exterior conflicts from what your tenant likes, troubles can follow. Some renters aren’t happy with a basic garden in their backyard – they may want to revise or add to the rental home’s exterior features as well. With do-it-yourself home improvements such a huge fad right now, there will be an increasing number of tenants that will seek to build “improvements” with or without your clearance.

To mention a few, your tenant may decide that a patio umbrella is not good enough for them – they desire a pergola as a substitute. While it may seem manageable enough to let them create one in the backyard, this is a hotbed for permit violations, damage to the property, and even personal injuries. (If someone was harmed you may have substantial legal chaos on your hands, on top of everything else.) Broken sprinkler or gas lines, damaged siding, and poor workmanship can all produce overpriced repairs and an unsafe situation in the yard.

The same goes for different prevailing home improvements, such as painting, replacing the garage door or adding a deck or porch. Unique personal preferences and/or low-quality remodeling lower property values, make it harder to rent it out. In a nutshell, it just isn’t a valuable idea to have tenants making permanent changes by themselves.

The best strategy is to stop home “improvement” projects before they start. Use clear language within the lease to state the fact that tenants are not welcome to make permanent changes to your Prosper rental property. It is also pivotal to monitor your property regularly, establishing that a sneaky tenant hasn’t secured matters into their own hands. Indeed, this may take up your time from doing other things.

That’s when you should get the phone and give Real Property Management One Source a call. We carry out regular property evaluations organized to cease unauthorized tenant improvements in their tracks. If you are eager to learn more, please contact us online or by phone at 214-721-0727.

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