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Does Your Christiansburg Tenant Have a Green Thumb?

Christiansburg Rental Property with Perfectly Maintained Yard with Flower BedsThere are some renters who take satisfaction in their Christiansburg rental homes, looking for a striking and well-adored zone to live in. For the property owner, these tenants are normally the optimum choice because they will work hard maintaining the property.

For nearly all renters, an ordinary and neat yard is all they want or need. If the landscaping is simple, property owners can easily expect their tenants to put in the work desired to make it look attractive. Owners should clearly explain their expectations about keeping up the yard, and who is responsible for mowing lawns, weeding flower beds or gravel areas, and so on.

Getting a tenant who is eager to maintain all of these things is important. But what happens if a tenant wants to make changes that go above basic maintenance, mostly those that involve drastic changes to the garden and landscaping? Tenants with a green thumb may want to make certain changes, such as adding, moving, or cutting down trees or other plantings, planting a vegetable garden, or even installing a fence, walkway, or patio.

Expecting a tenant to maintain a tidy yard is one thing; enacting big redesigns without permission, however charming or beautifully executed, is another. Alterations of this kind are in direct violation of most leases. In fact, if a tenant does alter the landscaping, it is their responsibility to put it back to its original condition upon moving out. If they can’t (or won’t), they may be subject to penalties or even eviction proceedings.

As intricate as it may be to figure out, tenants of Christiansburg rental homes may not understand that going outside of their agreed contractual landscaping maintenance responsibilities may violate the terms of their lease. They may even expect that they are helping out the property by adding something picturesque in the backyard. Hence, for this reason, property holders must be diligent to make the distinction between maintenance and major alterations clear and to point out any possible legal action that may take place.

At Real Property Management Insight, we include clear statements about yard maintenance and alterations in all of our leases, removing any confusion. We even perform regular property evaluations for all of our clients, and can take the appropriate actions to have trees and bushes trimmed, lawns edged, or intervene in a resident’s unsanctioned yard improvement plans, if required. If you would like to know more about our property management services in Christiansburg, please contact us online or call 540-998-6917 for details.

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