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Who Should Handle the Landscaping on a Rental Property?
Who Should Handle the Landscaping on a Rental Property?.
If your rental property is a single-family home, or any type of property that has an outdoor space, it is important to outline who is responsible for what when it comes to property maintenance. Often, yes, you do leave some of the responsibilities to your tenants, but you’ve got to think carefully about what you really want them to manage – otherwise, you may just have to kiss any curb appeal goodbye. So, think about the common landscaping tasks and weigh the pros and cons of having the tenant do it vs. taking care of it yourself.
Mowing – this is one of the easiest tasks that you could pass along to your tenant. I mean, really, it’s almost impossible for anyone to do it wrong. Sure, they might let the grass grow a little bit too long at times, but that’s just something you’ll have to live with. Just remember, in your lease, you need to outline whether the tenant needs to have a lawn mower or if you’ll supply one. Plants – this is one area where you’re probably going to share the responsibility. You may choose to put ... more
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