[HOW-TO-GUIDE] 8 Ways to Ease Tension and Tempers Between Tenants and their Neighbors
January 15, 2018
Landlords and property managers in the greater Phoenix area are all too familiar with the tension and conflicts that oftentimes arise between tenants and their neighbors.
Unfortunately, not everyone likes to “play nice” — in fact, some just can’t co-exist peacefully.
Is there a way to minimize these types of conflicts?
But, it’s up to the property management company (or landlord) to act responsibly and to mediate the situation before the problem escalates.
Here’s how Austin Fleck Property Management eases tension and tempers between tenants and their neighbors:
- Practice attentive, proactive property management – Taking care of tenants proactively is a common practice among property management companies and should be yours as well.
- Keep pet messes under control – Remember pet-friendly rental policies need to be neighborhood-friendly as well.
- Be aware of local noise abatement ordinances – Tenants can quickly become angry when their neighbors are noisy.
- Define expectations and rental policies – Any actions that need to be taken, when a problem arises will not come as a surprise to the tenant.
- Communicate clearly with tenants – Include their neighbors in the communication, if any issues with your property directly affect them.
- Explain noise rules and regulations – It’s well documented that noisy tenants are a problem for their neighbors and the source of conflict and tension.
- Keep properties maintained – This always helps maintain healthy relationships in the neighborhoods where your properties are located.
- Screen tenant applications thoroughly – A rigorous screening process will ensure that you rent to better quality tenants.
As a landlord or property investor, having a professional management team to manage your rentals is always a wise decision as it can make your life a lot easier and simpler, especially in matters involving conflict.
Keep in mind that being a landlord isn’t for everybody. In most cases, property management companies utilize proven processes to help keep the peace between tenants and their neighbors.