handshake3You've marketed your property, listed it, and gone through a rigorous tenant screening process to find just the right tenant for your rental, and now that you've found them, it's time to relax, right? Not quite. The lease signing process is a great time to sit down with your tenants and really make sure that everyone is on the same page. It's true that the rules are detailed out in the lease and that when they sign their name to the bottom line that they're agreeing to abide by those rules in order to live in the home, but that does not necessarily mean that they will read these. It's often easier for all involved to detail out some of the more important rules separately so that everyone is aware what is expected from all parties.

Providing a packet for new tenants can help ease this process by listing out everything in an easy-to-read format that you can look back on and refer back to later if questions arise. (If you'd like some tips on what to add into that welcome packet, take a look here.) Communication will be the key for a successful landlord-tenant relationship. Listen to concerns and respond accordingly.
POSTED May 07 2014 10:12 AM

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