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Preventing Do-It-Yourself “Improvements” Gone Wrong at Your Andover Rental Property

Andover Tenants Making Messes While Renovating Your Rental PropertyDo-it-yourself home improvements are the latest thing right now. Reality shows and social media have empowered nearly everyone in society to aspire to remodel or repair the interior of their homes single-handedly. Regretfully, this isn’t just beloved by homeowners, but among renters too. While landlords wish they had a tenant who will take care of their rental home as if it were their own, some renters would go the extra mile. With just a few proactive arrangements, Andover property owners can prevent unwanted tenant “improvements” and keep their rental homes in an upright state.

As far as constructing home improvements, the kitchen and bathroom are the classic goals. Thousands of prominent videos display excited do-it-yourselfers how to color cabinets, modify faucets and hardware, and change light fixtures. Trendy enhancements in these rooms also integrate tile backsplashes and brightly painted walls. When completed fittingly, these types of minor remodels can end in unique interior spaces.

The dilemma is that traditional designs do nothing to increase your property’s value. Indeed, if your tenant makes a defective job of their renovations, your property value could even get worse. For example, if your tenant figures to affix wallpaper in the family room, they could not only destroy the painted surface but also make a wall-to-wall mess that will be pricey to repair.

Because distinct biases fluctuate in different ways, personalized interiors can also bind your ability to have the new home rented by a new tenant. A unique accent wall in fuchsia may interest your present renter, but the next one may not warm to it. Alternatively, if your tenant injures themselves or defaces the home’s plumbing or electrical systems while working, that creates a totally new dilemma. If they were able to crack a pipe or incorrectly connect the fitting while modifying a bathroom faucet, you may be sponging up leaks and water damage that contrastingly would not have befallen.

While negligible home maintenance tasks can and should be anticipated of a renter, upkeep or the remodeling of any of the home’s lasting features should be discouraged in the lease. Another proactive scheme is to accomplish regular property evaluations, something that Real Property Management First Choice provides to all of our property owners in Andover and the surrounding areas. We will look after your rental home and we’ll see to it that the tenant is keeping the property in the expected condition and quickly handling any tenant requests for improvements or repairs. Contact us online or call us at 479-242-0791 to see what we can do for you.

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