How to Tenant-proof Your Property
It is not easy to manage your property and find the right tenants and although a rental property management company can help alleviate that stress, that may not always be an option. Here are some tips on how to tenant-proof your apartment.
Keep a Detailed Agreement:
It is crucial to have a detailed lease agreement so you and your tenant are on the same page. All provisions such as behavior, internal and external maintenance, landscaping, garbage etc should be clear so you can protect your unit from your tenants.
Maintenance and Protection Measures:
Maintenance measures should be carefully considered. Before your tenants’ lease begins, it may be useful to implement protection measures to ensure minimal damage to your property.
- Remove important and delicate personal items
- Choose vinyl floors – water resistant, easy to clean, cost-effective installation and a long-term solution
- Restrict wall mounting – prevents property damage and reduces potential hazards
- Avoid carpets
This will limit potential damage to your property.
Regular inspections on your property can give you an indication on whether your tenants are complying with the terms of the lease agreement and can help you decide your next steps: whether it be raising rents, renewing the lease or beginning your disposal process.
Finding the perfect tenant for your home can be a long, tiring and difficult process. These tips can help provide a seamless journey for you and your tenant and protect your home.