We’ve all heard about “that house,” the one in every neighborhood that upholds an obviously eternal parade of clutter and trouble. Whether it’s a poorly maintained yard, animals running freely, or blaring parties, a rental property with wild renters quickly transform into the object of frustration and resentment for the entire community.
If the worst home in the neighborhood is a rental property, it can quickly become more than just a nuisance. A poorly managed rental home not only creates headaches for those in the community but also places your investment and its future value at risk. Letting your St. George tenants ignore the yard, or trash the household’s outer part with household things or other objects will quickly create a major eyesore. In addition to the eyesore, the outside mess can start to invite disease-carrying insects to breed and attract rodents and other pests.
Homes with incessantly barking dogs or too many animals running freely poses a serious risk to neighbors and property owners as well. Persistent barking may violate local noise ordinances and could lead to legal action against you and your resident. Residents who have too many animals, fail to make sure their animals are secure or don’t clean up after them can cause serious health hazards as well as risk injury by means of bites and scratches. If your tenant’s pet bites a bystander, both you and your tenant can be facing some serious consequences.
Rental households with repeated loud parties or too many visitors cause problems for everyone. A steady stream of annoyances regarding after-hours notices, deafening music, or vehicles filling the streets can invite local law enforcement to take actions if you don’t put a stop to it yourself. Likewise, households that are incredibly dirty or have fallen victim to a hoarding situation will have a severe negative impact on your rental property as well as the property values of the surrounding homeowners.
All in all, the best way to keep your rental property from turning into “that house” is to use a professional property management company. At Real Property Management Southern Utah, we thoroughly screen all tenants so that their poor history with rentals won’t become your worst nightmare. We also conduct property evaluations to confirm your renters are complying with the lease. With our pros on the job, you’ll never have to worry about your rental home falling victim to “that house” syndrome again. Would you like to discover more about our St. George property management services? Please contact us online or call us at 435-673-4242 for more information.
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