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Does Your Berthoud Tenant Have a Green Thumb?

Berthoud Rental Property with Perfectly Maintained Yard with Flower BedsA great number of renters feel proud in their Berthoud rental homes, coveting an elegant and well-designed are to reside in. For the property owner, these tenants belong to the best due to the fact that they will do a great job of taking care of the place.

For a good number of renters, an essential and well-kept yard is all they desire or need. If the landscaping is simple to do, property owners may presume that their tenants will be able to apply the determination needed to keep it in great condition. 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.

Distinguishing which tenant is able to do all of these actions is crucial. But what if a tenant demands to build garden features that go past basic maintenance, especially if it requires incorporating permanent fixtures in 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.

Wanting a tenant to maintain an orderly yard is one thing; creating lasting renovations, even if exquisite or excellently done, is another story. Alterations of this form 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 admit, tenants of Berthoud rental homes may not understand that going above their contractual landscaping maintenance responsibilities may violate the terms of their lease. They may even assume that they are giving the property owner a distinct advantage by creating something attractive in the garden. Henceforth, property owners should clearly make the distinction between maintenance and major alterations and to communicate any possible legal action that might emerge.

At Real Property Management Colorado, we include clear statements about yard maintenance and alterations in all of our leases, removing the guesswork out of 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 desired. If you would like to learn more about our property management services in Berthoud, please contact us online or call 970-400-7368 for specifics.

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