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Belle Isle Residents Making Unauthorized Changes to the Interior of Your Rental Property?

Belle Isle Rental Home Interiors Being Repainted by a Resident

Part of enjoying a home is customizing a living space, and renters are no different. They want to have an aesthetic space that they feel comfortable in when they rent a home. However, a rental property is not like an owner-occupied one. As renters and owners of single-family rental homes in Belle Isle both understand, all changes done to the interior of the home need landlord permission. Residents of your rental homes going past décor and furniture and making unauthorized changes can put you as the owner in a difficult spot.

The best residents are the ones who inquire before performing interior changes to your rental property. Occasionally, after they’ve signed the lease, a resident might want to alter certain aspects of the home. Maybe they want to paint a couple or all the walls in another color, put in new bathroom fixtures, change the blinds or other window coverings, install a new ceiling fan or light fixture, or perhaps even paint the kitchen cabinets.

Part of you might be thinking that if they want to change up your home for you at their own expense, maybe it’s better to just allow them to do it. But you need to keep in mind a few things before saying yes. Probably the most important of these is quality. If your resident is making the modifications themselves, there is no guarantee that its quality will meet any professional standard. In actuality, if they do a really bad job of it, it could lessen the value of your property and then cost you even more money to fix it later.

Another important matter to keep in mind is that trends in interior design swiftly change. Although painted cabinets might be popular now, residents might prefer more natural wood tones in a year or two. While it is completely within your rights to charge a departing resident for any needed repairs, keeping your rental house neutral is still the most cost-effective option.

As a rule, residents who ignore the conditions of their lease and go on making unauthorized changes are responsible for returning the home to your liking once they move out. Of course, some residents will do their best to avoid the cost involved in putting the home back the way it was when they first came in, potentially leading to expensive collections or even legal action.

When residents start performing unauthorized changes to your Belle Isle property, knowing what to do next can be hard. This is why you should get the right property management company to keep an eye on things, choose quality residents who would take care of the property, and take action to protect your real estate investment if and when it is required.

At Real Property Management Freedom, we provide all of these services to single-family rental homeowners and more. Our expert property managers can customize a maintenance program made only for you while handling the stresses and problems stemming from lease violations. Do you want to know more? For additional information, please contact us online or call us at 407-624-4706.

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