A well-maintained yard is thought to be an important aspect of any top-notch rental home. Generally, property owners and tenants must cooperate to guarantee that weeds, debris, and other eyesores are never allowed to multiply copiously which could result in a cheapening of 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 of significant value that the responsibility for which tasks need to be completed are clearly assigned so that they don’t get lost in the shuffle.
Additionally, getting your Brainerd tenants to carry out yard care work is needed too. Landscaping maintenance can be burdensome for renters as it involves many specialized tools. 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. Demanding that a renter will scatter fertilizer or weed killer products may not be a good idea because using the proper chemicals in the proper amounts and locations, aren’t generally something tenants are trained for.
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. Pruning and trimming hedges, bushes, and trees will routinely entail the use of pruning shears, hedge trimmers, and landscaping saws and should only be used by professionals, not renters.
If your tenants have the necessary skills and have the correct tools, they can be depended on to do the numerous chores 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 everyday commotion of life, they could even fail to recall to do more infrequent tasks. Additionally, there is the likelihood that a tenant will accidentally damage or kill plants or trees on the rental home property.
Irrespective of who is liable for yard care, landlords are obliged to do regular evaluations to make certain that the grounds of each rental home is being properly maintained. This oversight is significantly important, but it can take time. Why not employ Real Property Management Deluxe 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 Brainerd rental property management a breeze, contact us or call us at 218-454-7962.
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