If you’re renting, you might be thinking, "I don’t own the property, why should I go the extra mile to make sure it’s in good shape?"
If this is your mindset, we need to change it! Keeping someone else’s investment property in tip-top shape has many benefits for both yourself and the property owner.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of showing your rental property a little TLC!
It should go without saying that you should take care of your rental property because it’s the right thing to do… But there are additional benefits to being a caring and attentive tenant. Doing things such as:
- Paying rent on-time
- Calling for maintenance when necessary
- Not hiding pets
- Moving-in without causing damage
- Moving-out without causing damage
Can go a long-way with the property owner. If you’re a “model renter” they’re more likely to cut you some slack if you ever need it in an emergency situation.
If you’re negotiating lease terms at the end of your agreement, you’ll be able to fall back on the superb manner in which you treated their property. Your goal as a tenant is to make them want to renew your lease because you treated their property with respect and did the things listed above consistently.
If you’ve ever rented, you know the security deposit can be a huge chunk of your overall move-in cost. But there’s some comfort in knowing you will get that money back at the end of your lease. But this only stands true if you don’t cause any damage to the property, such as; neglecting something that needed a repair or breaking any of the rules instructed to you by either the property owner or property management company.
When you work with Reed Property Management, we put potential tenants through an extensive background check to ensure your investment property is in good hands.
If you need a property management company to take care of tasks such as rent collection, property inspections, maintenance repairs, etc. give Reed Property Management a call and we’ll be happy to assist you!