A.D. CANTELMO REALTY/TONY CANTELMO
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TONY CANTELMO

A.D. Cantelmo Property Management Our Business is Property Management in Orange County California  

 

 

What if a renter wants to paint?

 

 

  Being a Landlord, or Property Manager, you will have many decisions to make with regard to requests from Tenants. The most asked question I get is, “Can I paint this room”? The answer will depend on the rules that the Landlord sets out.

 

I personally am of the thinking that if a Tenant wants to paint and understands that the property must be returned back to the original paint color when they move out or they will have a deduction from their deposit, then I am OK with painting. There is one caveat though, no dark colors that will be difficult to paint over.

 

Now, many Landlords disagree with me, and they do not allow Tenants to paint and that is also an understandable way of thinking. Some Landlords have a fear of allowing Tenants to do any changes to the property, they are nervous that the deposit that they hold will not cover the cost of returning the property back to its original form. I completely understand that mindset and will explain that to the Tenants.

 

I recommend that Tenants ask the question, of whether they will be allowed to paint, before they sign the lease. If a Tenant feels that painting is the only way that the home will be comfortable, then that needs to be hashed out during the application process. It is not the Landlords or Property Managers responsibility to find out all the wants and desires of the potential Tenant.

 

Now in my business of Property Management in Orange County California, I have had Tenants paint without getting permission and they were very upset when their deposit was charged when they moved out. They felt that the paint job was an upgrade to the home. Whether the Tenant thinks it’s an upgrade or not, is not the issue. The only thing that matters is what the Landlord thinks and if they don’t like what you have done, then it is the Tenants responsibility to return the home in the same condition as when they moved in and that means no alterations that have not been approved by the owner.

 

As a Tenant you should think about this, even if the Landlord likes what you have done to the property, they can use your alterations as an excuse to not return all of your deposit. A Tenant should never give a Landlord any excuse to withhold your deposit; in fact a Tenant should always leave the home cleaner then when they moved in, that way a Tenant leaves nothing to chance.  

 

 

          A.D. Cantelmo Property   Management Specializes in Property Management in Orange County Ca.

Tenant/ Property Service
 
Marketing Property
We market your property on all the major Real Estate websites, including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and the Multiple Listing Service

Showing your Property
We make sure your Property is shown to all Qualified, interested parties. We never allow Unchaperoned shwings

Screening Tenants
We have a detailed tenant screening process. We run Credit, Criminal and Eviction checks. we check rental history, and use our more then 10 years of Property Management experience to place the Best Tenant possible in your Property

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Contact Tony
714-313-7413
If you have hours that do not coincide with normal business hours, No Problem.


 

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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

"10 out of 10 I am so Happy Since I left my old company and I joined AD Cantelmo Property Co I am stress free I live in a different state and this company watches my house and always Mr Tony Cantelmo is on top of things I really want to thank you for what you do for me and I would really Recomend this Company to any and every one Thank You again. Shawn" ------------------- "I need to trust the people I work with and I trust Tony. He stays on tops of things, communicates well, and gets things done. He not only gets things done but he gets things done the right way. Jim"

 

~ Shawn

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