Disputes involving landlords ands tenants can raise stress levels on both sides, and they often arise from the same common issues. Here is a look at what they are and how they might be avoided.
2. Garden maintenance
Few things will make your property less attractive to tenants than an untidy garden. It may also attract complaints from neighbours. Some renters may be keen gardeners, but do not rely on this. If you are not going to take time to keep an eye on it yourself, you might consider contracting a gardener. If you choose to go for this option, discuss an adjustment to the rent to cover the costs if the tenant does not want the responsibility.
Using property inventory software also means that any disputes about leaving the property in a clean state can be avoided.
5. Costs of repairs and cleaning
This is where disputes can arise, but always remember that any funds held in a deposit account belong to the tenant. As a landlord, you will need a good reason for withholding any sum to cover costs. Opening discussions between landlord and tenant helps avoid contentious issues.
Adjudication should be a last resort.