“Tenant-Proof” Improvements to Consider
Renting out your home can provide you with passive income – making you money with very minimal effort. But inherent risks of owning rental properties will always exist, one of which is normal wear and tear! Consider making the following ‘Tenant-Proof’ improvements the next time you are in between tenants:
- Hard Surface Flooring (tile, wood, and best of all Plank Vinyl).
- Mount your towel racks & toilet paper holders to a piece of 1”x4” wood. Screw your 1×4 to the wall (be sure to hit the studs) then screw your towel racks to that.
- Remove your washer & dryer, especially if they are older in age. Tenants leasing single-family homes almost always have a set of their own AND there will be two less appliances you need to worry about replacing or repairing.
- Have furnace filters shipped to the house quarterly. Second Nature is a popular filter company that you can subscribe to.
- Semi-gloss paint on all doors, trim work, kitchens, and bathrooms. It is easy to maintain and cleans up easily.
- Keep landscaping simple. Keep the amount of grass to a minimum. If you are worried about your landscaping, pay the water bill and get a sprinkler timer that you can control from your phone.
- Install door stoppers behind every door, either on the hinges, baseboard, or wall.
- Provide 3M command strips and furniture felt-pads as a move-in gift for your new tenant(s).