Handling interactions with a tenant in Fairfax
One of the most important services that your property management professional in Fairfax performs is providing a level of separation between the tenant and the rental investor. The best practice is for the owner to deny any direct contact with the renter. Important advice for rental investors: avoid sharing your contact information with the tenant.
Tenants in Fairfax typically ask to bend lease provisions, or ask for other special requests. The property manager knows the lease and knows why the rules exist. A renter can catch an uniformed rental investor at a moment of ignorance causing the landlord to give into a request that is against the landlord's own interests.
The result of acceding to what appears to be simple favor can be a disaster in the long run. Furthermore, once the tenant believes there is an opportunity to appeal, the tenant will take all matters to the owner, which cost the landlord time and effort.
Tenants will use contact with the property owner to build a personal relationship with the owner. Personal feelings can make it much harder for the property owner to make objective business decisions in a impersonal manner. Additionally, the renter can hound or harass a property owner at strange hours or with unreasonable requests.
We're paid to be your defend the landlord's interests. It's more difficult to achieve that goal when the tenant is going to ask the owner to second-guess our work.
a handy archive for property owners in Fairfax
- Before you put a renter in your rental property in Fairfax
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the renter
- During the lease term
- End of tenancy and what happens when a tenant breaks the lease
- How does the rental investor get paid?
- How your management company handles the association and your community
- How your management company handles utilities
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management finds tenants
- Insurance matters for property owners using our property management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Fairfax owner responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your rental investment in Fairfax
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your rental property
- When owners don't yet know their new address
- Vetting renters in Fairfax