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Backyard Additions: Who to Call When Carson Tenants Go Rogue

Carson Rental Property with a Firepit Installed in the BackyardRenters of single-family rental homes want to enjoy their pleasant home with the company of their family and friends all year round. The outdoor spaces are a vital part of the home, and tenants may want to put their spin on it by adding things to the yard. For many of them, this is a way to enjoy their Carson rental home.

Comparable to the interior rooms of the home, adding temporary decor and other decorative touches are the bests method for tenants to make their space “their own.” 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. Some people may want to install items that are prohibited. There may be tenants that want to have a firepit. 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 try and make permanent changes to the area, and they’d attempt it without permission. They may go ahead and do something such as 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 is why you need to speak with the tenants and clearly explain to them what they can and cannot add to their yard. Along with having that conversation, their lease agreements should clearly point out the consequences of unauthorized changes and additions.

Even with all these precautions, sometimes the tenant would go ahead and make unapproved changes to the yard. If this happens, decisive and appropriate action must be taken. One way to be sure your renters don’t break the stipulations written down on the lease is to hire Real Property Management California Coast. We make sure to explain all of the do’s and don’ts of home improvement projects to your tenants and perform regular property evaluations. By doing this, you are assured that they are complying with the lease. In the event of a violation, we will take care of it. We will take the necessary action and work closely with your renters to get to the best possible solution. Do you have any questions you want to be answered? Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 310-535-2150.

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