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Backyard Additions: Who to Call When Wildwood Tenants Go Rogue

Wildewood Rental Property with a Firepit Installed in the BackyardRenters want to enjoy the company of family or friends inside their nice single-family rental home. Outdoor spaces are a big part of the home, and many tenants may want to enjoy their Wildwood rental home’s yard the way they want to. One way they accomplish this by adding things that they like to the yard.

Quite similar to the home’s interior, placing temporary decor and beautifying touches is the best way for tenants to change things up a bit. Items such as patio furniture, potted plants or trees, and so on are both functional and in compliance with the terms of the lease.

The issue is that not everybody can control themselves or tone themselves down. There are some tenants that want to do a lot more than decorating an outdoor space with additional throw pillows. A few tenants would try and install a prohibited item, such as a firepit. Even the small, freestanding firepits available at most home improvement stores present a serious risk, and many cities and counties have specific regulations regarding where and when they can be used.

Tenants may try and make permanent changes to the area, and they’d attempt it without permission. They may go ahead and do something such as installing an awning or in-ground fire pit, adding a new path or walkway, or installing a new fence, pond, trees, bushes or perhaps even a shed or gazebo. They may not appreciate the distinction between placing a freestanding barbecue grill to the patio and building one in the yard. Because of this, you must explain clearly to tenants what they can and cannot add to their yard. Additionally, the terms of their lease agreement should also explicitly show what the consequences are of their choice to make unauthorized changes and additions.

Even with all these precautions, sometimes the tenant would go ahead and make unapproved changes to the yard. If this happens, decisive and appropriate action must be taken. If you want to be sure that your renters won’t break the terms of the lease, then hire Real Property Management Gold. We clearly explain all of the do’s and don’ts of home improvement projects to your tenants and perform regular property evaluations. This way, we ensure that they comply with the lease. And if we find a violation, we will handle whatever action is necessary and work closely with your renters to find the best solution possible. Would you like to know more about what we can do for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a ring at 301-392-2172.

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