Tenant damage is a topic property owners and managers don’t like to discuss, and something we all hope to avoid. But, you need to know what to do if a tenant destroys property, and today we’re talking about some things you can do to mitigate the risk.

Tenant Damaged Property: An Example

Recently, we had a takeover property that was previously managed by another company. The owner was not happy with those services and switched to us. There was already a tenant in place, and that tenant moved out shortly after we took over. It was apparent that the other company did not do periodic inspections and weren’t concerned about the condition of the property. We found the home needed new carpet, new paint, and a lot of repairs. So, we were faced with getting the house put back together so the owner could get it back on the market quickly.

Property Management Charlotte: Tenant Destroying Property

We had contractors in place quickly, and utilized our in-house maintenance technician to take care of the repairs quickly and efficiently. Our work saved the owners a lot of money. We got the property up and running and got a good paying tenant in the house. That tenant is also taking care of the property.

Tenant Caused Damage: Who Pays?

It is imperative to collect a good security deposit from the tenants before they move in. This will help go towards any potential repairs or damage. It’s also important to do your inspections. Get inside the house periodically so you can keep up with the condition of the home. This will give you an opportunity to find deferred maintenance or needed repairs. Tenants might not tell you what’s wrong. You need to find those items and take care of them to avoid issues in the future.

Photo of Wess CasonPlease keep these things in mind and have a great Charlotte property management company in place to help you avoid these problems. If you’d like to hear more about how we can help, please contact us at RE/MAX Gold.

Posted by: Remaxsocial on March 20, 2018

Photo of Wess CasonWess Cason, Owner/Broker

Wess Cason has over 30 years of residential real estate experience to include property management and associated repair projects. His maintenance team is now expanding their repair & renovation scope beyond property management services to our neighborhood community. We are local and own our offices located in Matthews. We service where we live.

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Photo of Jonathan CasonJonathan Cason, Director of Operations

Jonathan Cason is our Director of Operations. Jonathan brings 20 years+ of top-notch customer service experience to the table that includes mortgage lending, property management, and real estate. He is excited about bringing such a well diverse team to the SE Charlotte area and to your homes!

During his personal time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and spending as much time as he can outdoors hiking, fishing, and golfing.

Laura Suitor, Team CoordinatorPhoto of Laura Suitor

Laura Suitor is our Office Manager and serves as the Team Coordinator for Handyman Matters of South Charlotte. She is well experienced in residential needs having coordinated the repairs for 160 rental homes in the Charlotte market.

Photo of Bethany MartinBethany Martin, Team Coordinator

Bethany Martin comes to the RE/MAX Gold team with over 10 years of Property Management experience. Bethany is always committed to providing the very best in service and professionalism to all of Wess Cason’s clients!

When she is not at work, greeting everyone with a warm smile, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children, taking day trips to the mountains and attending as many concerts as she can!

Photo of Jason SuitorJason Suitor, Maintenance Operations Manager

Jason Suitor is our Lead Craftsman and has a wide variety of maintenance skills. From tile work, luxury vinyl flooring, drywall work to faucets, fans and disposals, Jason has done it all. With over 10 years of experience, Jason consistently gets 5 Star Reviews for his work

Photo of Alyssa Cason TobinAlyssa Cason Tobin, MBA

Director of Marketing

Alyssa heads the marketing department , bringing over 10 years of experience across a variety of channels. Focused on building and growing RE/MAX Gold, Alyssa ensures that all marketing, advertising and branding activities are on message and bring value to those in our area.  Being the daughter of the owner, Alyssa considers herself truly blessed to work with family every day in this new business adventure.

On her off time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, family outings, shopping and traveling when she can!