It pays to be an excellent tenant of Tuolumne County real estate. Whether or not you’ve ever rented a house before – in Twain Harte or Sonora real estate or anywhere, these tips may help you view the experience from the vantage of the property owner and the property manager.
A tenant that anticipates the needs of the Twain Harte or Sonora area property owner can be helpful to both himself and the landlord. A conscientious tenant will be able to claim positive recommendations when he/she moves on. It may motivate renters to know that their rental history can be factored into decisions by future lenders. Today, many property managers submit rental and leasing statistics to the three major credit bureaus.
Most Tuolumne County property owners do not have much wiggle room to pay the bills and have funds left over. Most of the time, the investor or homeowner sees little cash profit. A monthly excess of $100-$500 also needs to cover major repairs and upgrades. Over time, the property gains value for the owner.
Therefore, a tenant that is forthright, courteous, pays on time, reports problems in a timely manner and so forth helps the property owner. Good tenants take care of the rental properties as well as or better than their own.
Basic daily upkeep and care for a rental property is necessary just as it is for a primary residence.For example, they may have the carpets shampooed every six months or year. They regularly change the filters on the heating and air-conditioning units and tend to other small home-maintenance tasks. Depending on the type of property, many renters keep the walks shoveled as needed and others mow the lawn.
Basic guidelines for tenants include:
- Be familiar with the rental agreement or lease and comply with it.
- Purchase renters insurance.
- Protect the premises from damage.
- Clean regularly.
- Submit maintenance request to landlord in writing.
- With advance notice, allow landlord into unit for maintenance.
- Avoid annoying noise levels.
- Abide by the law.
Before leasing to an applicant, the property manager/landlord will try to determine if the tenant has sufficient income to pay the rent. The monthly payment should not be more than a third of the tenant’s total monthly income. However, if difficult circumstances disrupt this equation, it is incumbent upon the renter to find solutions – and not wait until the last minute when rent is due or overdue to speak up. Clear communication goes a long way to sustaining a good tenant/landlord relationship.
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Call Century 21 Wildwood Properties, Inc. at 209-586-3258 or visit us at www.Century21Wildwood.com for helpful information about our Property Management Services as well as for buying and selling primary homes, second homes, land, horse properties and investment properties in Tuolumne County.
Posted by: Editor