Colorado landlord beware
The next time a tenant calls and asks if they can paint a room in your property, think twice. Yes, the room needs painting and yes, it seems like they might be doing you a favor – free labor and they pay for the paint too, but are they really doing you a favor? The conversation should not end at “OK, sure”. Consider asking them what color and type of paint they will be using. Are they willing to put it back the way they found it when the lease is up, if landlord requests that? (Colorado landlord … Do you have that clause in your lease?)
Ask yourself; How bad can it be? And… Do I have the security deposit large enough to cover accidental or negligent damage resulting from an unprofessional paint job?
Check out this video:
Maybe they aren’t even tenants… Perhaps the parents of this creative teen are totally cool with her flinging paint all over the house they own. Who knows! ?
But what if they are tenants? Your tenants! How are you protecting yourself from this?
A Colorado landlord who uses Silver Fern Homes property management services will never find themselves staring at modern art applied to the walls and floor, unexpectedly.
All leases require the tenant to leave the property as found. Per the lease, tenants can expect quarterly inspections and will be aware that their security deposit (usually equal to a months rent or more) will be used for cleaning and damage repair.
We expend a lot of effort in establishing and maintaining great communication with tenants and landlords, so everyone is comfortable and on the same page. Dallice is extensively trained in negotiation and the result is a win-win. We often find tenants who do minor home improvement projects in the homes they are renting (install faucets, counter-tops/tile back splash, paint or landscaping) and in return are proud to work with landlords who may permit tenants to store personal possessions or collect mail at the property during times they are not paying rent.
A healthy Colorado landlord -property manager -tenant relationship means less stress and few surprises. Because if you wanted more stress and to deal with surprises, you’d manage your property yourself, right?