Keeping Good Tenants and Removing Bad Tenants
As a landlord, your biggest job is to find good tenants and to keep good tenants long-term so that you have low maintenance costs and low vacancy rates. Good tenants are those who pay their rent on time, respect you as their landlord, respect the property, and respect the other tenants that live at the rental property. However, if you want to keep good tenants renting your properties long-term, it is going to be important that you keep bad tenants out of your rental homes or apartments.
A person who could be considered a bad tenant would be someone who does not pay their rent on-time, does not respect you as their landlord, does not respect the rental property, or does not respect the other tenants living at the rental property. And while it may seem harsh to ask someone to move out of your rental home or apartment, it is actually wise in the long run.
As a landlord, it is important that you think about all of the tenants who live at your rental property rather than just the one tenant that you are thinking about asking to leave. If you have one bad tenant who is a disruption to fifteen good tenants that live in your apartment complex, it makes sense to ask the one bad tenant to leave because if they stay, it could actually cause you to potentially lose fifteen good tenants.
Good tenants are looking for housing where they feel safe and respected. Because of this, it is incredibly important that you as a landlord stay observant as to what is happening at your rental properties and eliminate any disturbances that could be causing your good tenants to feel unsafe or disrespected. For example, if you notice that one of your tenants is having suspicious behavior that could be associated with doing or dealing drugs, it is vitally important that you confront their behavior and if there are drugs involved, that you ask that tenant to move out. This is an extreme case, but it is important that your rental properties be safe enough for families with children. And thinking about what you would or would not want to have around children is a great way to determine whether you should keep a tenant or ask a tenant to leave.
If you have other questions or would like more information about how you can best manage your rental properties as a landlord, feel free to give us a call at Authority Property Management. Or, if you would like to hire a property manager to handle manage your tenants for you, we would love to serve you! We are property managers in Redding
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