We’ve had dozens of rental properties for a long time now. Over the years, we’ve had some fantastic tenants who not only took care of the property, but also really looked at their rental as a home. They developed relationships with the neighbors, notified us of any issues early on and were altogether very pleasant to work with. Because we enjoyed working with them so much, we came up with three things these great tenants have done and how to ensure you are a great tenant:
Be a Great Neighbor.
While there is drywall and insulation to protect your privacy, sometimes it’s still not enough to protect your neighbor from the Rolling Stones at 2 a.m. Your neighbors can be your biggest advocates and best friends, but you want to start off your relationship on the right foot, which includes not taking that drywall for granted. Being aware of your neighbors includes things like parking in assigned parking spots or ensuring that a vehicle who may be parked for a few days isn’t right outside their front door. Neighbors can the best people to keep an eye on your place when you’re out of town and even to watch for porch pirates (the people who snag your Prime purchases right off your doorstep.)
Remember you’re living in someone else’s house.
Whether you’re renting a home, duplex or apartment, at the end of the day – it’s still someone else’s property, and they’re trusting you to take very good care of it. If you think there might be a leak, notify the landlord right away. Not sure the window is closing properly, make sure they’re aware (for your safety and for the security of the building.) While you may see these as small annoyances, to a landlord, they may be an indication of a bigger problem. We hear from you and your neighbors, so if we hear of an issue sometimes the puzzle pieces come together and let us know if we may have a problem.
If you’re headed out of town for long periods of time, let us know. That helps when we need to contact you and allows us to keep an eye on the property while you’re gone. We want you to have the best possible experience in your rental, and it’s not very often that we have to reach out to our tenants, but if there’s anything we can do to help, we’d like to know!
As much as we know you love having a good landlord who takes care of the properties and cares about you, we love having good tenants. As you look for your next rental and consider signing a lease, we urge you to consider Warrensburg 4 Rent (especially if you’re like the tenants we mentioned above!)