Property Management Blog


Dawn Ostovich - Friday, March 29, 2024

When tenants are in search of a rental property to call home, several factors can make or break the deal. In this blog post, we'll explore three deal breakers that tenants commonly lookout for when evaluating rental properties. Landlords, take note — addressing these concerns can make your property more attractive to potential tenants.

  1. Poor Maintenance and Cleanliness: The first obvious thing tenants notice is a well-maintained property with a clean and inviting atmosphere. Signs of neglect, such as leaking faucets, peeling paint, or unclean common areas, can be major red flags. Regular maintenance not only enhances the property's appeal but also assures tenants that their concerns will be addressed promptly.
  2. Safety and Security Concerns: Safety is paramount for tenants. Issues such as inadequate lighting in common areas, malfunctioning locks, or a lack of security measures can be deal breakers. Highlighting security features and taking steps to ensure the property is well-lit and secure can instill confidence in potential tenants.
  3. Unresponsive Landlords or Property Managers: Effective communication is key in the landlord-tenant relationship. Landlords who promptly address inquiries, provide clear information, and are accessible create a positive renting experience. On the flip side, unresponsive landlords can lead tenants to question the level of support they can expect during their lease term. At Osto Property Management, we offer 24/7 maintenance request handling to ensure tenant requests are always handled efficiently.

Recognizing the deal breakers that tenants consider is essential for landlords looking to attract quality renters. By tackling issues related to maintenance, safety, and communication, landlords can develop rental properties that stand out in a competitive market. A property that is diligently maintained, safe, and tenant-oriented not only attracts quality tenants but also nurtures positive and long-lasting landlord-tenant relationships.