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Backyard Additions: Who to Call When Hewitt Tenants Go Rogue

Raleigh 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 Hewitt 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.

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 problem is that not all tenants stop at simple decorations. They aren’t happy with just putting a new set of throw pillows at the outdoor space. 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 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. Together with that, the lease agreement should clearly show what the consequences are of making unauthorized changes and additions.

However, in case the tenant is stubborn and insists on making changes to the yard without your permission, you’ll have to act accordingly. You’ll need to take decisive and appropriate action. One way to make sure your renters follow the stipulations of the lease is to hire Real Property Management Talent. We present clearly all of the do’s and don’ts of home improvement projects to your tenants and perform regular property evaluations. This makes sure that they comply 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. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 254-401-0400.

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