A well-maintained yard is seen as an important aspect of any sought-after 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 resulting in a devaluation of curb appeal. In extreme cases, this could even result in a loss of property value.
The starting point to getting prepared for yard care season is to see to it that the lease specifies both the renter and the landlord’s landscape responsibilities. It is key to communicate who is answerable for which tasks so that they are not neglected.
In addition, getting your Owings Mills tenants to cooperate with yard care is just as necessary. Landscaping maintenance can be a heavy load for renters owing to the fact that it calls for so many specialized tools. A tenant will need to have in their possession or have permission from someone they know to use the right tools for the job, should they have agreed to tend to a rental home’s lawn. A lawn mower, rake, and other tools are basic necessities. It would be unwise to ask a renter to scatter fertilizer or weed killer products as tenants may not be proficient at using the proper chemicals in the proper amounts and areas.
Maintaining flower beds and other parts of the yard weed-free could be tasks that you would like your tenants to do. 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. Pruning and trimming hedges, bushes, and trees normally call for the use of pruning shears, hedge trimmers, and landscaping saws and should be operated by professionals, not renters.
Your tenants can be counted on to do the many duties that yard maintenance requires for as long as they possess the needed skills and have the necessary tools. Unfortunately, so many tenants don’t have a lot of experience with yard care or may not think of making landscaping maintenance a priority. In the everyday commotion of life, they could even fail to recall to do the more infrequent tasks. There is the danger that a tenant may accidentally damage or kill plants or trees on your property as well.
Discounting who is in charge of yard care, landlords should do regular evaluations to make sure that the garden of each rental home is being taken good care of. This necessary amount of oversight is essential, but it takes some time. Employ Real Property Management Essentials to manage the work for you. We will keep tabs on the condition on every aspect of your rental home and confirm that all indispensable yard maintenance tasks are accomplished on a constant basis. For more information about how we can make Owings Mills rental property management a breeze, contact us or call us at 410-832-3138.
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