How can you avoid bad tenants trashing your rental properties? Here are 3 tips that work for us
How could this landlord have avoided this property management crime?
Obviously, some things went wrong here.
Here are 3 tips for avoiding tenant trashing
1. Screen your tenants thoroughly
We can’t stress this enough. If fact, we preach it all the time. Maybe you’re a little tired of hearing it.
It’s so basic, why is it many landlords still miss this?
I can’t answer that.
But I can say to check out your tenants’ credit.
People who pay their bills are responsible for the most part. They will not leave a unit in this kind of shape.
2. Work with your tenants
Okay, you may have some problem people. So get them out. Don’t allow them to ruin your life and your property.
How do you do that?
We call it the $300 Move Out Special.
You pay them to move.
You can bet the landlord in the vid will be paying out a lot more than $300 to clean up the mess he has on his hands.
3. Inspect your properties regularly
We call it maintenance. Some people may call it something else, but they do need the air filters changed every three months, right?
Not only will you have cleaner air ducts, but you’ll be able to spot trouble before it reaches critical mass. Most likely, you can stop them from making your rental unit a trash tragedy a long time before it’s too late.