A well-maintained yard is a good feature of an ideal 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.
In order to be ready for yard care season, you need to make sure that you carefully state the landscape responsibilities of both the renter and the landlord in the lease. It is of significant value that the responsibility for which tasks to be completed are clearly assigned so that they don’t get lost in the shuffle.
Furthermore, persuading your St. Cloud tenants to truly fulfill yard care is important as well. Landscaping maintenance can be an irksome responsibility for renters because it can require so many specialized tools. Such as, if a tenant has given his or her consent to care for a rental home’s lawn, they would need to be the owner of or be able to obtain the right tools for the job. A lawn mower, rake, and other tools are basic necessities. Demanding that a renter will scatter fertilizer or weed killer products may not be a good idea because using the proper chemicals in the proper amounts and locations, aren’t generally something tenants are trained for.
Taking good care of the flower beds and making sure the other areas of the yard are weed-free might be something you could ask your tenants to do. If so, they’ll require tools such as hand trowels, shovels, and other weeding tools to keep the yard looking neat. The more serious gardening tools are needed for challenging jobs. Pruning and trimming hedges, bushes, and trees will routinely entail the use of pruning shears, hedge trimmers, and landscaping saws and should only be used by professionals, not renters.
Tenants can be trusted to do the many jobs that yard maintenance requires provided they can successfully pull off the yard work and also own the needed tools for the job. It is unfortunate that so many tenants aren’t familiar with yard care or do not want to make landscaping maintenance a priority. In the bustle of regular life, they will probably fail to remember to do those sporadic gardening tasks. Additionally, there is the likelihood that a tenant will accidentally damage or kill plants or trees on the rental home property.
Irrespective of who is liable for yard care, landlords are obliged to do regular evaluations to make certain that the grounds of each rental home is being properly maintained. This necessary amount of oversight is valuable, but it takes a while. Hire Real Property Management Freedom to do the work for you. We will oversee the condition of every area of your rental home and check that all needed yard maintenance tasks are done on a periodic basis. For more information about how we can make St. Cloud rental property management a breeze, contact us or call us at 407-624-4706.