It seems like everybody’s got a story or two about their horrible experience dealing with “that house” in the neighborhood that seems to be the cause for all sorts of disorder and dilemma. It could either be an unkempt yard, unrestrained animals, or parties that disrupt the whole block. A rental property with wild residents quickly becomes the object of frustration and resentment for the entire neighborhood.
If the worst house on the block is a rental home, however, it can quickly become more than a just nuisance. A poorly managed rental home is not only a big disaster for the neighborhood but it also places your investment and its future value at risk. Which is why letting your New York tenants do whatever it is that they are doing or not doing, like disregarding the yard or not tending to the trash, is a lousy thing to do. Those outside messes create an eyesore and invites disease-carrying insects to reproduce and may draw rodents or other pests.
Homes that have a reputation for having incessantly barking dogs or too many animals running loose is another menace to the well-being of the neighbors and the property owners alike. Nonstop barking may violate local noise ordinances and could land you in a legal suit along with your resident. Residents who own too many animals who fail to keep them contained or have the tendency to not clean up after them can cause serious health hazards as well as risk injury through bites and scratches. In the even your resident’s pet bites a neighbor, both you and your tenant can find yourself facing some serious consequences.
Rental homes with constant loud parties or too many guests cause issues for everyone, as well. If you frequently get grievances about the after-hours noise, blaring music, or cars jamming the street can urge local officials to take action if you don’t put a stop to it yourself. Furthermore, homes that are very 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.
The bottom line is, the best way to keep your rental property from becoming “that house” is to use a professional property management company. At Real Property Management New York Gold, we meticulously screen all potential tenants so that their poor history with rentals won’t become your nightmare. We also conduct regular property evaluations to ensure your renters are complying with the lease. With our professionals on the job, you’ll never need to worry about your rental home falling victim to “that house” syndrome again. Would you like to learn more about our New York property management services? Please contact us online or call us at 347-905-5770 for more information.
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