If you own a rental property but had a tenant trash it when they left, then make please read on as this article we are addressing the common problems that landlords have when they say, “Help! My last tenant trashed my Kalamazoo house!”
Do you own a rental property? Did you have a tenant leave it in less-than-perfect condition? It happens! In fact, it’s an experience that probably every landlord has faced at least once. If you looked at your empty rental property and said, “Help! My tenant trashed my Kalamazoo house” then here are some things you can do about it…
Is It Worth Going After The Tenant?
You need to first assess the damage and decide if it’s worth going after the tenant. Unfortunately, it often isn’t worth the hassle because it may be time-consuming and a very expensive effort to get the tenant to pay you back. However, if the damage is significant enough, you may choose to go this direction.
Is It Worth Repairing The Damage?
From holes in the walls to missing toilets – we’ve heard of just about everything you can imagine! Sometimes a bit of drywall and paint will fix the problem, in which case you may want to fix it up and rent it out again, and then just accept the inconvenience as the cost of doing business.
However, if the damage is not worth repairing yourself then you might be interested in a couple of other options:
Rent Your House To A Handyman
One little known option that it is helpful to find a handyman who wants to rent the house. In exchange for a discount on rent (or even free rent) they can fix up the house for you to make it a nice rental property again. Make sure you have a timeline spelled out to avoid then staying too long without a lot of work getting done.
Sell The House
Another option is to sell the house and move on from owning a frustrating rental property. However, be aware that if you try to sell the house on the market, you may have to fix it up first for the agent to list it. Another option is to sell directly to a house buying team like Ryan Buys Houses. We buy houses in as-is condition; you won’t have to worry about any repairs!
To get a fair offer for your property, no matter what condition it’s in, just get in touch with us and we’ll give you a no-obligation offer. We can even buy your property from you fast. Click here now to fill out our form or call us at (269) 775-4095 and we’ll get back to you right away.