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Backyard Additions: Who to Call When Woodstock Tenants Go Rogue

Woodstock Rental Property with a Firepit Installed in the BackyardRenters want to enjoy the company of family or friends inside their nice single-family rental home. The outdoor spaces are a vital part of the home, and tenants may want to put their spin on it by adding things to the yard. For many of them, this is a way to enjoy their Woodstock rental home.

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 issue arises when tenants go way over the top and aren’t merely adding throw pillows to the outdoor space. A few tenants would try and install a prohibited item, such as 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 try and make permanent changes to the area, and they’d attempt it without permission. They may go ahead and do something 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. This is why you need to speak with the tenants and clearly explain to them what they can and cannot add to their yard. Along with having that conversation, their lease agreements should clearly point out the consequences of 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. A way to make certain that your renters obey the terms written on the lease is to hire Real Property Management East Cobb. 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. If a violation is found, we will take the necessary action. We will work closely with your renters to arrive at a resolution that is best for all the parties involved. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 770-622-5657.

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