Nobody likes to be connected with that person in the neighborhood with a reputation of being “that house”. The one with that everybody seems to have a problem with, where most complaints stem from because of all the chaos and distress that they make. Those troubles could range from a yard that is not appropriately maintained, pets running loosely or parties that are too rowdy. A rental property with wild residents easily becomes the object of frustration and resentment for everybody.
In the event that the worst house on the block is a rental home, however, it can rapidly become more than just a nuisance. A poorly managed rental home creates friction for their neighbors and also places your investment and its future value at risk. Letting your Chaffee Crossing tenants fail to look after the yard or trash the exterior of the home with different household items creates instant ugliness. Your house will be an eyesore. Also, when the outside is in disarray, it attracts disease-carrying pests that reproduce. These, in turn, may attract rodents and other insects.
Homes with incessantly barking dogs or too many animals freely roaming around the area also poses a significant risk to neighbors and property owners alike. Persistent barking may violate local noise ordinances and end up in legal action against you and your resident. Residents who are owners of multiple animals and fail to keep them restrained or do not put any effort to clean up after them can create serious health hazards, and risk injury as a result of the animal’s bites and scratches. Also, such a situation as a resident’s pet biting a neighbor could land you and your tenant into deep trouble and you would be facing some serious consequences.
Rental homes that have loud parties too often or that have too many guests can cause difficulties for everyone, as well. Endless complaints about noise at unruly hours, loud music or cars that are crowding the street can force the local authorities to file a legal suit against you if you do not do anything to stop it yourself. Likewise, homes that are extremely dirty or have fallen victim to a hoarding situation will have a severe negative impact on your rental property as well as the property values of the surrounding homeowners.
Ultimately, the best way to keep your rental property from becoming “that house” is to hire the services of a professional property management company. At Real Property Management River Valley, we thoroughly screen all potential tenants so that their poor history with rentals won’t become your problem. We also administer routine property evaluations to ensure your renters are adhering to the terms of the lease. With our team of experts on the job, you’ll never need to be concerned about your rental home falling victim to “that house” syndrome again. Would you like to know more about our Chaffee Crossing property management services? Please contact us online or call us at 479-242-0791 for more information.