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Does Your Ammon Tenant Have a Green Thumb?

Ammon Rental Property with Perfectly Maintained Yard with Flower BedsA lot of renters take delight in their Ammon rental homes, desiring a picturesque and thoroughly cared for location to dwell. For the property landlord, these tenants are part of the finest as they will do a great job nurturing the property.

Nearly all renters fancy or require a basic and simply designed yard. If the landscaping is easy to maintain, property landlords can be expected to assume thata their tenants will happily devote themeselves to managing the property. Owners should clearly explain their expectations about keeping up the yard, and who is responsible for mowing lawns, weeding flower beds or gravel areas, and so on.

Recognizing a tenant who is amenable to do all of this stuff is a welcome prospect. But what happens if a tenant likes to build enhancements that can be considered beyond basic maintenance, especially those that would change the basic foundations of the garden and landscaping? Tenants with a green thumb may want to make certain changes, such as adding, moving, or cutting down trees or other plantings, planting a vegetable garden, or even installing a fence, walkway, or patio.

Expecting a tenant to maintain a clean yard is one thing; making major changes without approval, even if it is pleasing or masterfully completed, is another. Alterations of this kind are in direct violation of most leases. In fact, if a tenant does alter the landscaping, it is their responsibility to put it back to its original condition upon moving out. If they can’t (or won’t), they may be subject to penalties or even eviction proceedings.

As complex as it may be to understand, tenants of Ammon rental homes may not perceive that by going beyond their contractual landscaping maintenance responsibilities, they may violate the terms of their lease. They may even assume that they are giving the property owner an advantage by making something attractive in the garden. Henceforth, property owners should be precise when making the distinction between maintenance and major alterations and to wholly elucidate any possible legal action that might emerge.

At Real Property Management Southeast Idaho, we include clear statements about yard maintenance and alterations in all of our leases, this way we remove the guesswork from the equation. We also perform regular property evaluations for all of our clients, and can take appropriate action to have trees and bushes trimmed, lawns edged, or intervene in a resident’s unsanctioned yard improvement plans, if required. If you would like to gain more info about our property management services in Ammon, please contact us online or call 208-522-2400 for more info.

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