When it comes to the holiday season, lights, trees, and decorations are everywhere – including your rental property. As a property manager, you know the importance of maintaining your rental property, even during the holidays.
Be sure to let your tenants know up front what your expectations are so they can understand well in advance what’s okay for decorating the rental property during holiday season.
It probably goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway — tenants should know never to leave candles burning when they’re not at home or when they go to sleep at night. You could go one step further and not allow candles on the premises at all. Your property standards are yours to set, just make sure your tenants are clear on what’s what.
Christmas trees are a traditional part of the season for many people. Natural trees make the home smell great, but remind your tenants that pine trees shed and leak sap. Ask them to manage tree issues, then follow up with them after the holidays to be sure there is no carpet or floor damage.
As far as lights go, remind your tenants to observe safety measures when using wall outlets for lights. Putting too many plugs into an outlet can be a major fire hazard.
Sometimes decorations can include wall mounted items. Take time to check the walls for holes after the holidays, and if there are some, they can usually be repaired with a little standard spackle.
If all of this sounds like too much busy work to do during the holidays, remember you can always count on Cousin James Management to give you a hand. We’re one of the most experienced property management companies in Texas. We know that managing your rental property is not always an easy job, so give us a call and let us help.