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Creating a Welcoming Rental Property: Tips for Landlords

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Tips for Landlords to make a desirable rental property

The atmosphere of a rental property greatly influences tenant satisfaction, and the nicest properties do attract the nicest tenants. In this blog post, we’ll explore actionable tips for landlords to create a welcoming and comfortable environment, fostering positive tenant experiences.

Curb Appeal Tips for Landlords

We don’t suggest investing a lot of money into lavish gardens and landscaping, although hardscaping adds value and is lower maintenance, and lower maintenance with rental properties is a good thing. For example, if you can widen the driveway and add a basic perenial garden, it will garner higher rent and require less work for the tenant to maintain –win, win!

Aside from things like that, we suggest you look at all entryways to ensure that locks and latches are easily functioning. Loose door handles, finicky locks and clunky garage doors are problems you’ll receive phone calls about and cause undue frustrations for you and the tenant; tackle these repairs immediately.

Window Coverings

It’s common for landlords to provide window coverings, but we suggest keeping it simple. Don’t buy fancy drapes and hardware; stick to basic, retractable and tilting blinds. California shutters are a horrible idea; not only do they become dust magnets, but they also restrict airflow, which contributes to ward mould and mildew growth on window sills, but they’re prone to breaking.

It’s also important to include clauses in your lease agreement, which you review with the tenants, to ensure they don’t install their own hardware without your permission.

Deep Clean and Paint Touch-Ups

Nobody wants to live in a dirty house, and dirty houses will attract dirty people. Be respectful of your future tenants by ensuring the house has been thoroughly cleaned and touch up paint where needed.

A welcoming rental property sets the stage for positive tenant experiences. Stay tuned for more insights on creating a thriving and harmonious living environment.

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Critical Condition Report

It’s in the name! A critical condition report includes detailed photos, expiry dates, model numbers and more. It must be done at your earliest opportunity, and ideally, before a tenant moves in.

This report provides a reference for future inspections, assists in litigation, and minimizes future repair costs.

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Tenants who pay through other methods will still have their rent deposited through Renti, tracked in the mobile app, and electronically deposited into your account.


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Whether it’s a unique property or your personal preference, let’s discuss your needs and how Renti can help.

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Tenant Locating

We’re happy to cooperate with your real estate agent, or you can let us handle everything with one of our preferred real estate agents. Learn more about our proven process to qualifying tenants below.

Property Visits

Included with Renti’s standard property management services is one annual visit, as well as a move-in and move-out inspection between tenants.

If you require additional visits, whether for personal preference, to perform regular maintenance, or to satisfy your property insurance policy, we will coordinate visits on the fly, or at set intervals.

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