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Backyard Additions: Who to Call When Windermere Tenants Go Rogue

Windermere 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 Windermere 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.

Just like when modifying the home’s interior to suit your style, adding non-permanent decor and design is the best method for tenants to place their personal touch. 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. There are some tenants that may want to add something prohibited, like 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 want permanent changes done to the place, 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 not understand the difference between buying and propping up a freestanding barbecue grill to the patio and building one in the yard. Because of this, you must explain clearly to tenants 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, even though you’ve placed all the safeguards, the tenant still goes on and makes changes to the yard without asking permission. When this happens, you’ll need to take decisive and appropriate action. If you want to be assured that your renters will stick to the terms of the lease, then hire Real Property Management South Orlando. We clearly explain all of the do’s and don’ts of home improvement projects to your tenants and perform regular property evaluations. This way, we ensure that they comply with the lease. If a violation is discovered, we will go through the necessary actions. We will contact your renters and work closely with them to reach the best possible resolution. If you want to know more about what we can do to serve you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 407-982-2000.

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