Staying Connected with your Tenants

How often do you communicate with your tenants? If the answer is only when it is time to collect rent, you are not doing well enough. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to stay in regular touch with people living in the rental property you own.

Reasons Why Communicating With Your Tenants Is Important.

  1. Tenant retention – having a healthy relationship with your tenant will encourage him to stay with you for longer. Tenant retention will save your time and money.
  2. Informal check – if you are on good terms with your tenant and visit him once or twice a month, you can keep a check on how well the tenant is maintaining your property.
  3. Understanding each other’s perspective – effective communication with your tenant will ensure that they understand all the necessary rules in the lease for rent payment and behavior.
  4. Written communication – legal issues should always be communicated in written form. In the unlikely event of a dispute over rent or property damage, the written notice will support your case in court.

Can you think of any line of work that requires cooperation and staying synced up where communication is not the crucial success factor? This is certainly true of the landlord/tenant relationship where maintaining good will and retaining good clients saves you time, lost rent from vacancies and smooth working relationships.

At Fast Eviction Service, help on any of the issues discussed in this article is simply a click or phone call away. Email or call our office at (800) 686-8686 to discuss your questions for a free evaluation of your case.

Sometimes the tenant and landlord relationship takes a negative turn, which can be due to a number of reasons. A tenant might feel their landlord is too controling, while a landlord may find out that the tenant has developed a habit of delaying the rent. Maintenance of the property is another factor that contributes to creating a dispute between the landlord and the tenant. Disagreements are bound to arise, but the tenant should carefully understand the lease or rental agreement before signing. Read More...

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