How to Avoid Damage to Your Rental Units

How to Avoid Damage to Your Rental Units

Owning rental units is one of the best ways to get a passive income. However, one of the downsides of having rental units is that you aren’t living in the units, so there can be a lot of damage caused to them without your knowledge. Fixing damage in rental units can be very costly. The best way to cut the costs of damage and maximize your profits is to avoid damage to you rental units by being proactive.

How to Avoid Damage to Your Rental Units: Choose Responsible Tenants

Over time, some damage and wear and tear are inevitable. However, extensive and reckless damage can usually be avoided. Responsible tenants are much less likely to be reckless and damage your rental units. Screening can help you choose responsible tenants out of the many applicants you might have. Some methods of screening include running credit checks, talking to past landlords or employers, having applicants fill out an application, and conducting personal interviews with them. Even though it might feel tedious and excessive, don’t be pressured out of a thorough screening. Spending adequate time to screen your tenants will save you a lot of time and stress in the future.

Think About Your Pet Policy

Pets can cause extensive damage to a property. You may, then, consider rewriting or including a stricter pet policy to prevent avoidable damage. While some tenants or future tenants may see a pet policy as inconvenient or unnecessary, remember that you are the landlord and the rental units are still your property. You can explain why you have decided on such policies and allow for things like pets on the premises of the property but not indoors.

How to Avoid Damage to Your Rental Units: Use Sturdy Materials

Using sturdy materials in your rental units can help them resist light to moderate damage. This is especially true for flooring in the units. Floors are subject to the wear and tear of many different shoes, various objects falling, spills, and heavy furniture or other things being dragged across them. As such, materials more durable than carpet or hardwood include vinyl or ceramic tile. These materials have a variety of different styles to choose from, so you can still have aesthetically pleasing yet durable flooring.

Avoiding damage to your rental units means that you don’t have to go in and fix the units every year or every time a tenant moves out. Everything from the tenants you choose and their habits to the materials you use in your rentals influences how prone to damage the units will be. Having damage-free rentals is great for you, your tenants, and your wallet.

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$1,795,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.4175
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3508 Stuart Ct
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$5,800,000
Land For Sale
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1.3945
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1215 & 1233 Braman Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
$15,950,000
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4
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
10,033
SQFT
1240 Coconut Dr
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Palm Gardens Subdivision
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$885,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,467
SQFT
1249 Osceola Dr
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Riverside Subdivision
$2,290,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3,230
SQFT
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,503
SQFT
1362 Braman Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Becklers Riverside Add Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Sara Kyle of NEXTHOME ADVISORS
$1,875,000
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4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,684
SQFT
3232 Mcgregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
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$335,000
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,109
SQFT
1420 Moreno Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Mcgregor Estates Subdivision
$6,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,719
SQFT
2844 Valencia Way
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Lynns Add Subdivision
$479,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,784
SQFT
1414 Alhambra Dr
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$569,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,903
SQFT
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$524,900
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,720
SQFT
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La Chelle Manor Subdivision
$199,900
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0.19
ACRES
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COUNTY
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
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ACRES
LEE
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1301 Poinciana Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Poinciana Park Subdivision
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$499,900
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6
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,925
SQFT
1473 Barcelona Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Valencia Terrace Subdivision
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,898
SQFT
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
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$659,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,306
SQFT
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$389,000
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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BEDS
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TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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