A well-maintained yard is a significantly good focal point to any valuable rental home. In many instances, property owners and tenants must work together and make sure that weeds, debris, and other eyesores are never allowed to spread unhindered and potentially causing a drop in curb appeal. And, in extreme cases, a loss of property value.
In order to be ready for yard care season, you need to make sure that you carefully state the landscape responsibilities of both the renter and the landlord in the lease. It is vital to clarify who is accountable for which tasks so that they don’t get forgotten in the mix-up.
Furthermore, persuading your Downey tenants to truly fulfill yard care is important as well. Landscaping maintenance can be burdensome for renters as it involves many specialized tools. A tenant would need to own or have the means to be able to use the needed tools for the job if they have consented to care for a rental home’s lawn. A lawn mower, rake, and other tools are basic necessities. Wanting your renter to disperse fertilizer or weed killer products may not be a sensible decision for the reason that tenants aren’t competent when it comes to the use of proper chemicals in the exact amounts and areas.
Maintaining flower beds and other parts of the yard weed-free could be tasks that you would like your tenants to do. 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.
Tenants can be trusted to do the many jobs that yard maintenance requires provided they can successfully pull off the yard work and also own the needed tools for the job. It is unfortunate that so many tenants aren’t familiar with yard care or do not want to 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. There’s even the probability that a tenant could accidentally damage or kill plants or trees on your rental property.
Without regard to who is in control of yard care, landlords are required to do regular evaluations to see to it that the yard area of each rental home is being cared for. This necessary amount of oversight is valuable, but it takes a while. Hire Real Property Management Southland to do the work for you. We will oversee the condition of every area of your rental home and check that all needed yard maintenance tasks are done on a periodic basis. For more information about how we can make Downey rental property management a breeze, contact us or call us at 562-372-7722.