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  • #16
    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
    How does the owner ensure the property is being well cared for? Will the lease include something about how often it needs to get done and what services need to occur (fertilizer, mulch, etc.)?

    Seems like it would be a whole lot easier for the owner to handle it and just work the cost into the rent.
    The lease usually says that the lawn/landscape must be properly maintained. Having a lawn in most Texas is the norm; most people know how to take care of one.
    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

      I've never rented a house but I wouldn't expect to be responsible for lawn care. Is that normal? I would think the owner would handle all of the routine outdoor maintenance.
      Pretty typical around here that if you rent a single family home, tenant is responsible for lawn and snow. Landlord knows its not being taken care of either by driving by or getting a letter from the city at which point you charge the tenant the cost of having someone take care of it unless they remedy within so many days. At my 4 plex, I give a $50 discount to one of my tenants who is willing to mow the grass. Never had trouble finding a volunteer and its a lot cheaper than professional care.

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      • #18
        For a bachelor, you could always toss in a move-in party with dancing girls.
        How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by cinfooya View Post
          Tenant interest in my investment condo has slowed down. Any ideas of other places to post or ways to get in front of more interested renters? I just refreshed my listing on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. Also made a few edits to my Zillow Rental listing hoping to catch more people's eye. Any other helpful ideas?
          Glad to hear you got it rented. I would focus more on websites aside from craigslist in the future; I think that site is fallen from grace for a lot of people. I know that here in Canada there's a bunch of rental websites like Strata in addition to craigslist type websites but I think Zillow is somewhat similar.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
            How does the owner ensure the property is being well cared for? Will the lease include something about how often it needs to get done and what services need to occur (fertilizer, mulch, etc.)?

            Seems like it would be a whole lot easier for the owner to handle it and just work the cost into the rent.
            I've seen a few leases around here structured where the tenant is responsible for basic grass cutting. Basically to keep in compliance with local ordinances.
            More advanced services such as tree trimming and fertilizing will be handled and paid for by the landlord.
            Brian

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