For any Whangarei property manager, if you have been in the rental property management business for any length of time, you’ve seen it all, and eventually without even trying, you’ll go head-to-head against a tenant who brings you nothing but stress and trouble. It’s the law of averages.
It can be terribly frustrating, and at times, significantly worse than merely frustrating. It is far worse when you are the landlord as any situation can become immediately more emotive and can result in a resolution always being out of reach.
As a Whangarei Landlord, some tenants will push your buttons in a way that will test your patience. But some are not just simple behavioral problems, but red flags that are detrimental to your rental property business as well.
Your Whangarei rentals – whether you are a sole landlord, or a seasoned investor, should not suffer from neglect or abuse from a bad tenant. A delinquent tenant can also make the entire property an unpleasant place to live. Some tenants from neighbouring rental units may even choose to move out.
Some signs to look out for that their tenancy should come to an end:
- Late rental payments
- Unpaid rental late fees
- Giving you tall tales, tearful sad stories and unbelievable reasons why they paid their rent late or not at all.
- No response to your text, email and private messages about making the rental payments on time.
- Ignoring landlord calls.
- Making you personally come to the rental property to collect rent.
- Strange odors and foul smells emanating from the rental unit.
- Picking fights with other tenants and neighbours.
- Noise complaints and loud partying.
- Smoking in a non-smoking rental property or the use of undisclosed substances.
- Not disclosing pets in the rental unit where pets are prohibited, or exceeding the allowed pet limit.
- Letting friends or relatives move in without informing yourself as the landlord.
- Renting out the rental unit to tourists for money such as subletting for the weekend.
- Creating fire and health hazards through hoarding behavior.
- Not cleaning the rental unit.
- Property damage such as broken windows, doors, light fixtures.
- Keeping dangerous substances in the rental property.
- Using inappropriate and explicit imagery as a window covering or substitute for curtains.
- Hanging laundry around the general property and common areas, causing issues of damp.
This may seem like an extensive list, but many of these can become common in Whangarei Rentals without correct, appropriate management and insight.
It is to your benefit as a landlord to take a strong stance towards such grievances and rude behavior. You can take steps to evict your problem tenants from your rental portfolio, or simply not renew their lease once it expires.
Remember, there are a lot of qualified tenants out there who make good and considerate tenants, so there’s no need to put up with such bad behavior with your current tenant. In fact, such misbehaving tenants will only cost you money in the long run due to repairs and property damage.
Looking back, this tenant probably passed the tenant screening with flying colors. After all the extensive background checks, they might have seemed like a good fit at the time. And once they’ve settled in the property, they start to slip and become problematic to manage.
Removing problem tenants from your rental property can help you move forward and make your life as a landlord easier. If you need help dealing with problem tenants, you can hire the assistance of the best property managers in Whangarei. Get in touch with RentalsCo 09 459 7139 or email inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll help you get your Whangarei rentals back in shape!