A well-maintained yard is a significantly good focal point to any valuable rental home. In many instances, property owners and tenants must unite and make certain that weeds, debris, and other eyesores are never allowed to spread unhindered— potentially causing a drop in curb appeal and, in extreme cases, a loss of property value.
When getting ready for yard care season, check that the lease gives a clear description of the landscape responsibilities of both the renter and the landlord. It is essential to put into words who will be responsible for which tasks so that they aren’t overlooked amongst the other day-to-day chores.
Convincing your Buchanan tenants to do yard care is also key. Landscaping maintenance can be a wearisome burden for renters since it means numerous specialized tools will be needed. A tenant would need to purchase or have access to the right tools for the job if they have given their consent to look after a rental home’s lawn. A lawn mower, rake, and other tools are basic necessities. Since tenants are usually not experienced in the use of proper chemicals in the proper amounts and areas, insisting that your renter evenly distribute fertilizer or weed killer products would be unwise.
Keeping flower beds in good condition and other areas of the yard weed-free are some things you can ask your tenants to carry out. If that’s the case then they will be without hand trowels, shovels, and other weeding tools that are necessary in order to keep the yard looking tidy. Bigger jobs demand more serious tools. As is often the case, pruning and trimming hedges, bushes, and trees will usually demand the use of pruning shears, hedge trimmers, and landscaping saws and should be utilized by experienced professionals, not renters.
As long as your tenants possess the needed skills and have the right garden tools for the job, they can be counted on to do the many duties that yard maintenance requires. Sad to say many tenants may not be skilled enough to properly perform yard care or prefer to not make landscaping maintenance a priority. In the hubbub of run-of-the-mill life, tenants will in all likelihood forget to accomplish the less irregular tasks. In addition, there is a chance that a tenant might accidentally damage or kill plants or trees on the premises.
Regardless of who is answerable when it comes to yard care, landlords have to do regular evaluations to make sure that the surrounding grounds of each rental home is being kept in good condition. This amount of oversight is unavoidable and important, but it will take time. Why not employ Real Property Management Platinum instead? We will supervise your rental home’s condition, inside and out, and make certain that all required yard maintenance tasks are finished on a consistent basis. For more information about how we can make Buchanan rental property management a breeze, contact us or call us at 559-324-9400.