A well-maintained yard is considered an important aspect of any nice rental home. Generally, property owners and tenants must pull together 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.
The first move to be ready for yard care season is to make certain that the lease explains the landscape responsibilities of the renter and the landlord. It is key to communicate who is answerable for which tasks so that they are not neglected.
Convincing your Rockville tenants to do yard care is also key. Landscaping maintenance can be an irksome responsibility for renters because it can require so many specialized tools. For instance, if a tenant has consented to tend to a rental home’s lawn, they would need to possess or be able to borrow the correct tools for the job. 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 other areas of the yard weed-free can be delegated to your tenants for them to accomplish. Since that is the case, they’ll want hand trowels, shovels, and other weeding tools to keep the yard orderly. The more serious tools are involved in difficult yard maintenance jobs. Pruning and trimming hedges, bushes, and trees generally involve the use of pruning shears, hedge trimmers, and landscaping saws and, ideally, should be kept in the hands of 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. Regrettably, lots of tenants nowadays won’t make landscaping maintenance a priority or don’t know very much about yard care. In the bustle of regular life, they will probably fail to remember to do those sporadic gardening tasks. In addition, there is a chance that a tenant might accidentally damage or kill plants or trees on the premises.
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 oversight is significantly important, but it can take time. Employ Real Property Management Capital to manage the work 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 Rockville rental property management a breeze, contact us or call us at 301-869-5001.
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