A well-maintained yard is a good feature of an ideal rental home. On the whole, property owners and tenants should work side by side to check that weeds, debris, and other eyesores are never allowed to reproduce without hindrance and resulting in a devaluation of curb appeal. In extreme cases, this could even result in a loss of property value.
The first thing you should do in order to be ready for yard care season is to ensure the lease plainly outlines the landscape responsibilities of both the renter and the landlord. 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 East Lyme tenants to truly fulfill yard care is important as well. Landscaping maintenance can be a wearisome burden for renters since it means numerous specialized tools will be needed. 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. 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.
Caring for flower beds and ensuring other areas of the yard stay weed-free can be delegated to your tenants for them to accomplish. With that understanding, they’ll be in need of hand trowels, shovels, and other weeding tools to keep the yard in good order. The more formidable jobs call for 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. 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 chaos of daily life, your tenants might completely forget to do these intermittent chores. There is the danger that a tenant may even accidentally damage or kill plants or trees on your property as well.
Disregarding who is accountable for yard care, landlords are compelled to make regular evaluations to guarantee that the landscaping of each rental home is being looked after. This necessary amount of oversight is valuable, but it takes a while. Why not try and see what Real Property Management Hartford Metro/Greater New London can do for you? We will keep an eye on the inside and outside condition of your rental home and make sure that all vital yard maintenance tasks are executed on a frequent basis. For more information about how we can make East Lyme rental property management a breeze, contact us or call us at 860-316-4388.
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