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Preventing Do-It-Yourself “Improvements” Gone Wrong at Your Santa Clarita Rental Property

Santa Clarita Tenants Making Messes While Renovating Your Rental PropertyDo-it-yourself home improvements are the entire craze nowadays. Reality shows and social media have exhilarated all kinds of people to undertake and remodel or repair the interior of their homes unaided. Regrettably, this craze isn’t just favored with homeowners, but among renters as well. While landlords favor a tenant who will take care of their rental home as if it were their own, certain renters take it a bit too far. With a little intuitive procedure, Santa Clarita property owners can prevent unwanted tenant “improvements” and keep their rental homes in good standing.

In relation to doing home improvements, the kitchen and bathroom are the usualy targets. There are several viral videos that demonstrate lively do-it-yourselfers how to paint cabinets, revamp faucets and hardware, and exchange light fixtures. The latest refinements in these rooms also encompass tile backsplashes and brightly painted walls. When accomplished correctly, these sorts of minor remodels can showcase unique interior spaces.

The dilemma is that conventional interiors do nothing to improve your property’s value. In reality, if your tenant performs a substandard work of their enhancements, your property value could even diminish. For instance, if your tenant chooses to install wallpaper in the living room, they could not only ruin the painted exterior below it but also make a wall-to-wall mess that will be costly to repair.

Because inclinations vary comprehensively, subjective interiors can also blisteringly curb your capability to have your home rented by a new tenant. An accent wall in fuchsia may appeal to your present renter, but your new tenant may not find that pleasing at all. On the other hand, if your tenant hurts themselves or destroys the home’s plumbing or electrical systems, that basically generate a new set of difficulties. If  they crack a pipe or incorrectly connect the fitting while inadvertently changing a bathroom faucet, you could be mopping up leaks and water damage that should have not occurred in the first place.

Though small maintenance undertakings can and should be asked for from a renter, repairs or the remodeling of any of the home’s unchanging elements should be discouraged in the lease. Another good plan is to have regular property evaluations, something that Real Property Management Traditions suggests to all of our property owners in Santa Clarita and the surrounding areas. We will observe your rental home, making certain the tenant is safeguarding the property in the proper condition and swiftly administering any tenant requests for improvements or repairs. Contact us online or call us at 661-266-1400 to see what we can do for you.

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