Ideas about keeping your property clean during and after tenants!
You may find that tenants who stay for longer periods of time tend not to be the best housekeepers. But there are a few ways you can get your tenants to keep your home clean…
Leave cleaning supplies inside the property. Mark them clearly as to their purpose, as you don’t want furniture polish being used on your hardwood floors. Keeping supplies under the kitchen and bathroom sinks will provide those much needed hints to your tenants to tidy up.
Guide your tenant. Communication is key to keeping your home well maintained. Make sure you talk to your tenants about their responsibility in cleaning the home and reporting any maintenance issues to you right away. Build this into your contract so you protect yourself and your home. If they are too busy to maintain the home, you should charge them a fee to bring in a cleaning service – a fee they may happily pay in exchange for not having to scrub toilets and floors. You should also document cleaning instructions in your personal Property Manual.
Build in cleaning fees. One of the best ways to keep your rental home looking clean and well maintained is to simply build into your lease agreement a cleaning service. Doing so will ensure the property gets thoroughly cleaned and that there is no deferred maintenance when you’re not around to inspect it.
Remember, regular maintenance is key to keeping your home in tip-top-shape year after year.
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