Managing interactions with a renter in Features
One of the primary services that any property manager in Features performs is providing a level of separation between the tenant and the rental investor. The best practice is for the property owner to avoid any direct contact with the renter. Important tip for owners: avoid sharing your contact information with the tenant.
Renters in Features often ask to change lease provisions, or ask for other special requests. The property manager knows the rules and knows why the lease provisions exist. A renter can catch an uniformed rental investor at a moment of ignorance causing the landlord to grant a request that is against the landlord's own interests.
The result of giving into what appears to be simple favor can be a disaster in the long run. Furthermore, once the renter believes there is a higher authority to appeal to, the renter will take all matters to the property owner, which cost the rental investor time and effort.
Renters will use contact with the owner to build a personal relationship with the landlord. Personal feelings can make it much harder for the landlord to make objective business decisions in a impersonal manner. Additionally, the renter can hound or harass a landlord at odd hours or with various requests.
We're paid to be your protect the property owner's interests. It's more difficult to do that job when the tenant is going to ask the landlord to overrule our work.
a useful reference for landlords in Features
- Before you rent out your investment in Features
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the renter
- During tenancy
- End of lease term and what happens when a tenant breaks the lease
- How does the landlord get paid?
- How your property management company handles the association and your community
- How your management company handles utilities
- How Nesbitt Realty finds renters
- Insurance matters for landlords using our rental management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Features owner responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your rental property in Features
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your rental property
- When landlords don't yet know their new address
- Vetting renters in Features