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



My Tenant wants to do some work on the home





Many Tenants are very handy and they want to make the home they rent more comfortable for them to live in, or they don't mind doing small repairs so not to bother the Landlord. The dilemma for many Landlords is not only, is the work necessary, but who pays and who does the work. There is nothing better for a Landlord then a Tenant who never complains and never calls for repairs.  Many of those Tenants are able to do minor repairs themselves, but as a Landlord should you be OK with that.

Tenants should not work on the home

The quick answer to the question is no, a Landlord needs to be very careful about a Tenant doing work on a rental property for many reasons. First, they may not know what they are doing and that could create more damage. The next problem is the Tenant may get injured while working on the property and that can create liability for the Landlord. The third problem is that it is just not good business to have a Tenant become a default employee by working on your home.

Any work done on the property, should be done by workers that the Landlord has hired and that the Landlord has vetted for work experience and liability insurance. If a Landlord allows a Tenant to work on the property, a relationship is being created between the Landlord and the Tenant that may become messy.

My Tenant is a contractor

If a Tenant is a professional and does construction for a living, then the same vetting needs to be done by the Landlord that they would do if they were hiring an outside contractor. Also, if you do decide to hire your Tenant to do work on the home, a contract for the work to be done needs to be created just as you would if you are using someone else. It is very important that everything that is being done to the property and the money issues need to be spelled out in the contract.

Even if your Tenant is a contractor, it is still not such a great idea to let them work on the property. As a contractor myself, I have found that relationships between contractor and homeowner can go south very quickly and if your contractor is your Tenant, it is much harder to fire them, since they live in the home.

My Tenant wants to do work on the home at their expense

If a Tenant wants something done to the property and they are willing to pay for it, you need to make sure that, again you have a contract that spells out what is being done and that the Tenant understands that they are doing the work for their benefit. The contract also needs to spell out, that when the Tenant leaves the property, they either have to put the property back the way it was, or they will leave the property with the improvements, understanding that there will be no compensation and they have no problem for the Landlord to benefit from the improvement. Also, as a Landlord you need to again vette any workers on the home, even if the Tenant is paying the bill. Remember, it is your home and your responsibility.

All things being equal, it is better to keep tour Tenants, just that, Tenants and hire outside vendors to do your repairs. If you keep it separate, you will avoid the possibility of complications and every Landlord understands, keeping things simple is a good way to do business.




A.D. Cantelmo Property

Management Specializes in Property Management in Orange County Ca.



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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
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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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