Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tenant 101: How you should be educating your renters

A great tenant is made, not born. It sounds silly, but good tenant behavior is learned. It isn't just inherent, especially with younger renters. That's why it pays to educate your tenants about the ins and outs of tenant etiquette. But where do you start?

Tenant education should start when a new resident comes into your office to sign a lease. It's easy to have them sign off each page without detailing what's on it, but you'll be facing more headaches down the line when they realize they're breaking rules 

While you've got your new tenant around, teach them about the importance of renter's insurance. It's a good investment, but for penny pinching renters, it's often the first thing to cut from the budget. Remind tenants that you won't foot the bill for their laptop if it's stolen from their apartment or if they burst a pipe and their electronics are ruined. Presenting a few scary scenarios is often enough to teach the importance of renter's insurance.

- Scott Safadi, Cal Bay Property Management


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