At some point in our lives, we have all heard about “that house,” the one in every neighborhood that fosters an endless parade of mess and mayhem. The house with the unkempt yard, animals running wild, or rowdy gatherings. A rental property with wild residents quickly becomes the object of frustration and resentment for the entire neighborhood.
If the worst house on the block is a rental home, it cam quickly becomes more than just a nuisance. A poorly managed rental home not only creates real problems for the neighborhood but also places your investment and its future value at risk. Letting your Mars tenants have an unkempt yard or litter the outside of the house with household items or other objects can easily create an eyesore. Not only that, an outside mess means disease-carrying insects are possibly breeding and multiplying while drawing rodents or other pests.
Homes with incessantly barking dogs or too many animals running loose also pose a serious threat to neighbors and property owners alike. Persistent barking may violate local noise ordinances and result in legal action against you and your resident. Residents who have too many animals, fail to keep their animals secured, or don’t clean up after them can create serious health hazards as well as risk injury through bites and scratches. If your tenant’s pet bites a neighbor, both you and your tenant can find yourself facing some serious consequences.
Rental homes with numerous loud parties or too many guests cause problems for everyone. A never-ending stream of grievances regarding loud music or other noises in the wee hours or cars crowding the street can force the neighbors to report to the local authorities so they can step in if you don’t do anything to put a stop to it. Similarly, homes that are extremely dirty or have fallen victim to a hoarding situation will have a severe and negative impact on your rental property as well as the property values of the surrounding homeowners.
In the end, the best way to keep your rental property from becoming “that house” is to use a professional property management company. At Real Property Management Three Rivers, we meticulously screen all potential tenants so that their poor history with rentals won’t become your nightmare. We also conduct regular property evaluations to guarantee your renters are complying with the lease. With our professionals on the job, you’ll never need to worry about your rental home falling victim to “that house” syndrome again. Would you like to learn more about our Mars property management services? Please contact us online or call us at 724-804-8254 for more information.