We have all heard about “that house.” The one house in every neighborhood that fosters a seemingly endless parade of mess and mayhem. From poorly maintained yards, animals that roam around freely, or commotions in the wee hours, a rental property with wild renters quickly becomes the object of frustration and resentment for everybody.
Unfortunately, if the worst house on the block is a rental home, it quickly becomes more than a nuisance. A poorly maintained rental home not only creates issues for the neighborhood but can also place your investment and its future property value at risk. Letting your Bangor tenants neglect the yard or litter the outside of the home with household items or other unnecessary objects can quickly develop an eyesore. When there is an outside disaster it invites disease-carrying insects to breed. It can also attract rodents and other pests.
Homes that have incessantly barking dogs or too many animals running wild also present a serious threat to neighbors and property owners alike. Continuous barking may violate local noise ordinances and may result in you facing legal action. Tenants who own too many animals, fail to keep their animals secure, or don’t clean up after them can generate serious health hazards as well as risk injury through bites and scratches. If your tenant’s pet bites a neighbor, not only will your tenant find themselves facing serious consequences but as the property owner, you could find yourself in the same situation.
Rental homes that have frequent boisterous parties that happen or too many guests can cause problems for everyone. A steady stream of grievances regarding noise outside of the ordinance, loud music, or cars that are covering the street be just the motivations the local authorities need to take action. Especially if you don’t try to stop the problems yourself. 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 and 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 Lehigh Valley, we thoroughly screen all potential tenants so that their poor history with rentals won’t become your nightmare. We also conduct regular property evaluations to ensure 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 Bangor property management services? Please contact us online or call us at 484-544-3351 for more information.