There are many people that have found that a good way to bring in income is to have income properties. Purchasing a home to rent out to a tenant is a great way to bring in some extra money each month as well as build your personal wealth. With all the positives that come with renting a home to tenants, there are some negatives as well. Sometimes, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Mickey’s Carting is here to talk about what you can do when your tenants have left behind their belongings when moving out.
Negatives of Renting a House Out
When it comes to renting a house to tenants, you need to prepare yourself for some of the downsides that come with the arrangement at times. It can be difficult to find people that are going to keep up the house the way that you would as a homeowner. It can also be hard to find people that are going to be dependable when it comes to payment. One problem that some landlords might run into are tenants that skip town and leave behind a house full of their stuff that you now have to deal with. It can be a hurdle that is burdensome and obnoxious. When a tenant clears out without so much as a goodbye, there are some things that you need to do before you get rid of their belongings.
Contacting Previous Tenant
Under law, the landlord is responsible for exhausting all efforts to get in contact with the tenant before removing their belonging from the house. To appease the law, this usually involved sending a certified letter about 14 days after the tenants leaves. Here is what you should include in your letter:
– Name & address of the landlord
– Former tenant’s name & last known address
– List of items found inside the house
– A date as a deadline to pick up their things
– A notice informing them that you will discard their belongings after that date
Removing Tenant Belongings
It can be a big job to remove a tenant’s belongings from your house, depending on how much they left behind. Some things you might be able to sell or donate, but you will usually find that if they were so quick to leave it behind, it isn’t worth much anymore. This is where a dumpster rental can come into play. Renting a dumpster to get rid of a tenant’s belongings is the easiest and most efficient way to remove it all.
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If you have a tenant that has skipped town, you can turn to Mickey’s Carting to help get you the dumpster container that you need to clear out the house. We will deliver it as well as dump it for you after you have filled it up. Call us today!