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Backyard Additions: Who to Call When Glendora Tenants Go Rogue

Glendora Rental Property with a Firepit Installed in the BackyardRenters want to have fun with their friends and family all year round in their single-family rental home. Outdoor spaces in Glendora rental homes play a huge part in how tenants enjoy a home. Some add things to the yard to turn it into what they want.

Very similar to decorating the home’s interior, placing decorative touches and non-permanent additions are the best way for tenants to put their stamp on the area. Items such as patio furniture, potted plants or trees, and so on are both functional and in compliance with the terms of the lease.

The issue is that not everybody can control themselves or tone themselves down. There are some tenants that want to do a lot more than decorating an outdoor space with additional throw pillows. A handful of tenants may see a firepit or any other prohibited item and attempt to add it to their yard. Even the small, freestanding firepits available at most home improvement stores present a serious risk, and many cities and counties have specific regulations regarding where and when they can be used.

Tenants may attempt permanent changes without first checking in with the owner. They may try something like installing an awning or in-ground fire pit, adding a new path or walkway, or installing a new fence, pond, trees, bushes or perhaps even a shed or gazebo. They may think little of the distinction between purchasing and installing a freestanding barbecue grill to the patio and building one in the yard. This being the case, a clear explanation must be given to the tenants explaining what they can and cannot add to their yard. On top of that, the wording of their lease agreement should clearly explain the consequences of their decision to make unauthorized changes and additions.

Even after you’ve taken these preventive measures, sometimes the tenant just disregards your instructions and makes the changes he wants. When this happens, decisive and appropriate action is necessary. If you want to be assured that your renters will stick to the terms of the lease, then hire Real Property Management East San Gabriel Valley. We explain clearly all of the do’s and don’ts of home improvement projects to your tenants and perform regular property evaluations. Doing this ensures that they stay compliant with the lease. And if we find a violation, we will handle whatever action is necessary and work closely with your renters to find the best solution possible. Do you want to learn more about how we can serve you? Please contact us online or call us at 626-600-2884.

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