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Backyard Additions: Who to Call When John’s Creek Tenants Go Rogue

John's Creek Rental Property with a Firepit Installed in the BackyardRenters want to enjoy the company of family or friends inside their nice single-family rental home. Outdoor spaces are a big part of the home, and many tenants may want to enjoy their John’s Creek rental home’s yard the way they want to. One way they accomplish this by adding things that they like to the yard.

Very similar to decorating the home’s interior, placing decorative touches and non-permanent additions are the best way for tenants to put their stamp on the area. Items such as patio furniture, potted plants or trees, and so on are both functional and in compliance with the terms of the lease.

The problem comes when tenants go overboard; when they aren’t content with simply placing throw pillow on the patio furniture. A few tenants would try and install a prohibited item, such as a firepit. Even the small, freestanding firepits available at most home improvement stores present a serious risk, and many cities and counties have specific regulations regarding where and when they can be used.

Tenants may attempt permanent changes without first checking in with the owner. They may try something like installing an awning or in-ground fire pit, adding a new path or walkway, or installing a new fence, pond, trees, bushes or perhaps even a shed or gazebo. They may not fully grasp the ramifications of building something in the yard. Not all tenants see the difference between putting a freestanding barbecue grill to the patio and building one in the yard. Because of this situation, you need to talk with your tenants and explain to them clearly what they can and cannot add to their yard. On top of that, the wording of their lease agreement should clearly explain the consequences of their decision to make unauthorized changes and additions.

However, in case the tenant is stubborn and insists on making changes to the yard without your permission, you’ll have to act accordingly. You’ll need to take decisive and appropriate action. A way to make certain that your renters obey the terms written on the lease is to hire Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta. We present clearly all of the do’s and don’ts of home improvement projects to your tenants and perform regular property evaluations. This makes sure that they comply with the lease. If a violation is found, we will take the necessary action. We will work closely with your renters to arrive at a resolution that is best for all the parties involved. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 678-504-8580.

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