It’s typical to hear complaints about “that house”; the one house in every neighborhood that is usually the source of all mess and trouble. Whether it involves a poorly maintained yard, animals down the street that would run around freely, or wild parties, a rental property with wild residents can quickly become the target and object of frustration and resentment for the entire neighborhood.
But what if the worst house in the neighborhood is a rental home? Then suddenly it’s not just a simple nuisance. A poorly managed rental home is not only the source of problems for everybody but also places your investment and its future value at risk. When you let your Rosamond tenants disregard taking care of the yard or sacrifice the outside of the house by not keeping household items or other objects in its proper place, you are allowing your property to become an eyesore to the neighborhood. On top of all that, the outside mess would also attract disease-carrying insects and rodents or other pests.
Households with incessantly barking dogs or too many animals running loose also present a huge risk to neighbors and property owners alike. 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 in everybody’s side. Residents who own too many animals, fail to secure their animals, or don’t clean up after them can generate serious health hazards as well as risk injury through bites and scratches. If your resident’s pet bites another person, both you and your tenant can be held liable and will find yourselves facing some serious consequences.
Rental homes with many loud parties or those who have guests all the time cause problems for everyone, too. A continuous stream of grievances about after-hours noise, blaring music, or cars crowding the street can urge local authorities to take action if you don’t put a stop to it yourself. Furthermore, homes that are very messy 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.
The bottom line is, the proven way to make sure your rental property is not becoming “that house” is to hire a professional property management company. At Real Property Management Traditions, we screen all potential tenants thoroughly so that their poor history with rentals won’t become your nightmare. We also run regular property evaluations to make sure your renters are complying with the lease. With our people on the job, you’ll never need to worry about your rental home falling victim to “that house” syndrome again. Would you like to learn more about our Rosamond property management services? For more information, please contact us online or call us at 661-266-1400.
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