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Preventing Do-It-Yourself “Improvements” Gone Wrong at Your West Lake Hills Rental Property

West Lake Hills Tenants Making Messes While Renovating Your Rental PropertyDo-it-yourself home improvements are currently in style. Reality shows and social media have driven all kinds of people to venture to remodel or repair the interior of their households unaccompanied. Lamentably, this latest thing isn’t just marketable with homeowners, but among renters as well. While landlords wish they have a tenant who will take care of their rental home as if it were their own, some renters would go the extra mile. With just a few proactive arrangements, West Lake Hills property owners can prevent unwanted tenant “improvements” and keep their rental homes in an upright state.

When it comes to fabricating home improvements, the kitchen and bathroom are the archetypical types. A good deal of popular videos show exuberant do-it-yourselfers how to paint cabinets, adjust faucets and hardware, and interchange light fixtures. Popular embellishments in these rooms also consist of tile backsplashes and brightly painted walls. When achieved precisely, these versions of minor remodels can result in unique interior spaces.

The quandary is that prevalent interiors do nothing to raise your property’s value. In fact, if your tenant implements an atrocious job in improvements, your property value could even get worse. For instance, if your tenant chooses to display wallpaper in the living room, they could not only damage the painted exterior underneath but also build a wall-to-wall atrocity that will be pricey to repair.

Because inclinations vary between people, subjective interiors may also curb your capability to have your home rented by a new tenant. An accent wall in fuchsia may appeal to your present renter, but your new tenant may not find that pleasing. On the other hand, if your tenant injures themselves or harms the home’s plumbing or electrical systems while in the process of doing the improvements, that brings a new set of misfortunes. If ever they unintentionally crack a pipe or incorrectly connect the fitting while fixing a bathroom faucet, you may be cleaning up leaks and water damage that otherwise would not have taken place.

Although smaller repair goals can and should be required of the renter, restorations or the remodeling of any of the home’s fixed elements should be discouraged in the lease. Another proactive arrangement is to satisfy regular property evaluations, something that Real Property Management Advisors renders all of our property owners in West Lake Hills and the surrounding areas. We will keep tabs on your rental home while making sure the tenant is keeping the property in the suitable condition and instantaneously conducting any tenant requests for improvements or renovations. Contact us online or call us at 512-777-2597 to see what we can do for you.

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