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


Should I leave a washer, dryer or refrigerator in my rental Property?


One of the questions that I get on a regular basis in my Property Management business is whether a Landlord should leave extra goodies in the property for the Tenant to use. I understand the desire on the Landlords part to enhance their property as much as possible and to accommodate the Tenant. Many Landlords want to be kind and they feel leaving a few extra’s is a nice gesture, and other landlord’s think that in leaving a few extra things in the property will enhance the value of the property for rent.


Not so fast

Think about the things you don’t like about owning rental property and one of those is making repairs. One big reason that many people rent is so they are not responsible for repairing anything. The toilet overflows, call the Landlord, Or Property Manager, or the garbage disposal stops working, call the Landlord. Renters expect things that come with the property to work and when they don’t, they want them fixed. Now there are things in the property that should be there and when they break, they should be fixed, but why add something to the property that is not required or expected only to increase the chance of more repairs.


But I want to be nice

The landlord that tells me they want to be nice is the more difficult client to convince that it is not a good idea to leave a washer and dryer, or another appliance that is not expected. They may feel that a renter may not be able to afford the extra amenities that the Landlord is willing to leave them. Being nice is great, but giving the renter a clean and safe place to live is the best way to be nice.


I will be able to get more rent for the property


This is not a good argument, unless you are renting a completely furnishes home, leaving one or two extra items is not a good way to increase the value of the rental property. Most renters are not expecting extra appliances and they may have their own, so if you are pricing your home with an extra cost for the added appliances, then you may be overpricing the home and that can cost you more if it takes longer to rent your home.


  limit your responsibility

If a client is going to leave a washer, dryer, refrigerator or some other extra that does not normally come with the property, there is a way to limit the responsibility of the Landlord. In the lease, you can explain that you are leaving these extra items for the Renter to use, but the Landlord will not be responsible for the repairs. That way, if the Item breaks the renter is responsible for repairs.


Avoid unnecessary conflict

Even if you put in the lease that the Landlord is not responsible for the repair of the extra item, such as a refrigerator, the Tenant may still want it to be fixed and that can create a conflict that is avoidable. The best thing to do is not leave anything that is not necessary, but if you want to leave something, then just sell it or give it to the Tenant. That way it is theirs and they understand it is their responsibility. If you do sell or give it to the Tenant, make sure you do it in writing so there is no ambiguity.





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


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

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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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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"

 

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