Do-it-yourself home improvements are all the rage nowadays. Reality shows and social media have motivated all sorts of people to try to remodel or repair the interior of their households by themselves. Sadly, this rage isn’t just accepted by homeowners, but among renters as well. While landlords favor a tenant who will love their rental home as if it were their own, certain renters take it a bit too far. With a little intuitive procedure, Cape Coral property owners can prevent unwanted tenant “improvements” and keep their rental homes in good standing.
When it comes to creating home improvements, the kitchen and bathroom are the regular objectives. Many admired videos exhibit spirited do-it-yourselfers how to paint cabinets, redesign faucets, and hardware, and swap light fixtures. Stylish advancements in these rooms also consider tile backsplashes and brightly painted walls. When done properly, these styles of minor remodels can lead to unique interior spaces.
The issue is that standard interiors do nothing to enhance your property’s value. As a matter of fact, if your tenant executes a bad job of their improvements, your property value could even collapse. For example, if your tenant opts to apply wallpaper in the living room, they could not only wreck the painted surface beneath but also make a wall-to-wall blemish that will be overpriced to fix.
Because specific tastes differs extensively, individualized interiors can also gravely confine your capability to lease the home to a new tenant. An accentuated wall in fuchsia may fascinate your current renter, but other tenants may not find it attractive. Contrastingly, if your tenant injures themselves or defaces the home’s plumbing or electrical systems while working, that creates a totally new problem. If they were able to crack a pipe or incorrectly connect the fitting while modifying a bathroom faucet, you may be cleaning up leaks and fixing water damage that would not have happened if they didn’t remodel themselves.
Although unimportant upkeep duties can and should be required of a renter, changes or the remodeling of any of the home’s permanent features should be discouraged in the lease. Another proactive plan is to execute regular property evaluations, something that Real Property Management Rental Direction offers all of our property proprietors in Cape Coral and the surrounding areas. We will monitor your rental home, making sure the tenant is keeping the property in the appropriate state and instantly handling any tenant requests for improvements or repairs. Contact us online or call us at 239-747-0681 to see what we can do for you.