As a Realtor pulling up to a rental property with a prospective tenant that looks like an absolute mess is never a good start. I have been successful licensed New York State Real Estate Sales Agent and Rental Specialist for over 20 years. Over this period of time I have literally taken thousands of prospective tenants to view rental properties .I consider myself very in tune with what is important to a tenant when looking for an apartment or full house rental. And let’s face it the last thing you need is “that neighbor” (every block has one) telling you what a crappy job your tenant does of taking care of the property! So I defiantly suggest (especially in a full house rental) that the owner takes care of the Landscaping for property himself or as many Landlords do, hire a professional to do so!
I find it is always best to add the price of lawn maintenance into the rent. If you are dealing with a typical 60 x 100 property you can figure on the lawn care costing you approximately $600.00- $900.00 per year. This includes a fall clean up and a spring clean up and a weekly rate of approximately $25.00/$30.00 a week during the months April- November.Bi-weekly service is a common choice as well, seasonal rain fall always comes in to play here. Price also depends on trees on the property and total amount of lawn. That being said a Landlord/Owner Should charge an additional $50.00 to $90.00 a month for Rent! Not only will it keep the peace in the neighborhood but the next time the house is available for rent it will in fact have curb appeal and most likely rent fast. Now if you feel the tenant is capable of taking care of the property, you may want to give them a shot at it.*Be aware if you do choose to have the tenant take care of the property and it is not to your satisfaction then there is conflict between Owner and Tenant.(This is to be avoided at all costs)If you choose to have a landscaping service that takes care or your lawn and maintenance needs and you are not happy then you have a conflict with your landscaper!!!-Which one would you rather have a problem with?
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Brandon Cusma is a licensed Real Estate Sales Agent in the State of New York. Currently his License is held with
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