Logo
FacebookYouTubeLinkedIn
(850) 473-3983

Items you should avoid for a rental home

Some items an owner SHOULD AVOID having in their rental property!

As property management professionals, we have a lot of experience in mitigating risk. Because of this, there are several items we would never recommend having in a rental property. Here's a list of our top five:

  • Trampolines: We understand, you don't want to remove these items from the property as you have enjoyed using them.  While it sounds like a nice amenitiy for your rental property, it would be best case scenario to haul these items away from a rental property.  These items are big liability issues and safety concerns. Additionally, your insurance policy may not allow them at the property. If your insurance policy excludes trampolines, as many do, you will be held liable without protection should someone get hurt.
     
  • Playsets and Patio Furniture Sets: The estimated life span of exterior items such as patio furniture and playsets are low. Over time, these items will decay and become a safety liability for your residents. If a tenant or guest is hurt because these items, you can be held liable. 
     
  • Above Ground Pools, Expensive Pool Filtration System and Hot tubs:  Unless you are including pool maintenance with the rental amount then I highly recommend not having this installed. Tenants are expected to maintain the home as if it is their own and treat the home with care, but this isn’t always the case. If this system breaks, requires upkeep, or preventive maintenance – you may not be able to rely on the tenant to take care of it. We are recommending that our owners have pool maintenance included, if their property has a pool, for this reason. This will save a lot of headaches and sleepless nights.  Trust us!
     
  • Salt Water Treatment System: This is amazing to have in newer homes to increase the longevity of the pipes or in old areas where hard water is a problem. If you have routine maintenance to take care of the system, it is a great asset for the home. Unfortunately, along the same thinking with pools, sometimes tenants do not take the needed care of systems while in your property. If there is an issue with the system or upkeep needed – you are on the hook. 
     
  • Security Systems or Alarm Systems: Added security is usually always a plus; it is attractive to renters for peace of mind and also can be helpful for any emergency services. The major drawback we have with alarm systems is the service setup with them. Most of the time, the service is disconnected and the hardware is still at the house. This can lead to confusion that it is active or not. Some tenants setup service and are able to use the system in place, but other times if tenants wanted a security system the companies install new hardware. Overall, it becomes an unnecessary hassle that is not maintained​​

Realty Masters of FL~ (850) 473-3983
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503

Follow us on Facebook ~ Twitter ~ YouTube 

  •  
11-24-2017
Carlin Symmes
Landlords
02-02-2018

  • Downsizing
  • Holiday Events
  • Septic Tanks
  • Gulf Power Outage Map
  • Moving Tips
  • Burning Outdoors
  • Lawn care
  • Mulit-family
  • Fall Events
  • #spotthebear
  • Safety
  • HOA
  • School Grades
  • Bulk Item Pick Up
  • Housing Scams
  • Subleasing
  • Steps for First Time Home Buyers
  • 20 Year Anniversary
  • HVAC
  • Real Estate Investments
  • House Hunting Tips
  • Real Estate Market
  • Seminars and Personal Assistant
  • Rent or Sell
  • Pensacola area Zip Codes
  • Build Credit
  • New Construction in Pensacola
  • Energy Tips
  • How to Find HOA Rules
  • Landlords
  • Preparing for Freeze
  • Holiday Safety Guide
  • Maintenance Do's and Dont's
  • Home Warranties
  • Credit Score
  • Roads
  • Unapproved Dog List
  • Maintenance Tips
  • Pensacola Rental Inventory
  • Home Buying
  • Tenants
  • Community
  • Pensacola Rental Homes
  • Beulah Middle School Construction
  • Safety Tips
  • Things to Do
  • Realty Masters Team
  • Item Donations
  • Pensacola Rental homes
  • NARPM
  • Bed Bugs
  • Moving out
  • Community Involvement
  • Managing Rental Properties
  • rental market
  • 6 Effortless Downsizing Steps for Seniors
  • Christmas Events in Pensacola, Florida
  • Maintenance and Use Tips for Septic Tanks
  • Gulf Power Outage Map
  • 12 Tips to Make Moving Easier
  • Michael Longsdon
  • Nicole St. Aubin
  • Rebekah Perkins
  • Julie Benson
  • Jay Schwartz
  • Chuntell Patterson
  • Pam Brantley
  • Carlin Symmes
  • Realty Masters of FL
  • David Keen