If you have following my blog, then you probably read my last post '4 Things Landlords Wish Their Tenants Knew'. Well, as promised, here is the other side of that coin: '4 Things Tenants Wish Their Landlords Knew'.
1. We are not breaking things on purpose.
Look, I understand that sometimes it may seem as though we are just trying to push your buttons, but that is almost never the case. Honestly, it hurts us more than you when things break on us because we need those things.
2. We fix a lot of little things ourselves without ever involving you.
You know that door knob that stuck, or that toilet seat that broke, or that window that was drafty? No? You don’t know about those things because we fixed them ourselves. We don’t call you with every little thing, so stop treating us like we do.
3. Please give us the benefit of the doubt.
We understand that you have had your fair share of nightmare tenants, but most of us just want a safe and secure place for our family to live and to call home. So, if you have gone through the trouble of screening your tenants, and we have passed your screening process, then trust that we are not looking to take you for a ride, and we really, truly want to pay you on time and live a trouble-free life.
4. Try not to drop by unexpectedly.
We like each other, and we probably get along quite well. But when you just drop by unannounced, it makes us feel a little uncomfortable. We feel like you are checking up on us, or that you are doing a surprise inspection, even when you’re not. Please just do us the courtesy of calling before you come over.
We are tenants, but we are not deadbeats that can’t pay our bills. Most of the time, we rent instead of buy because we are just not ready to purchase a home and renting simply makes sense.
The relationship between a tenant and a landlord can be a rewarding one for both sides. So let’s all just get along already!
If you are in search of quality rental homes in New Smyrna Beach or Edgewater, give me a call at 386.315.4162, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm or via email at any time.