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Rental home clean out. It’s a super big job and one that can take a whole lot more time and effort than thought. Plus, there’s the problem of what to do with all that stuff thereafter. (This is why so many people bring in a junk removal and junk hauling service.) Read on to learn more about the biggest rental home clean out mistakes.

Hire a Rental Clean Out Service or DIY?

It’s a real conundrum. Should you hire a rental home cleanout service or do it yourself? Well, it really depends on the extent of the job. In more cases than not, it’s better to have a rental home clean out service do the work. This way, you aren’t burdened by the hassle or have to commit the time and effort.

At some point in your time as a landlord, you will be faced with an empty or half empty unit, wondering where your tenant is. Perhaps it’s because you served the tenant with an eviction notice and you think they’ve moved out in the night to avoid further action. Or, another possibility is that the tenant simply wanted out of the lease and the rental property and just broke it. Either way, you now have what you think might be an abandoned rental property. However, proceeding as if the tenant is long gone can be a costly mistake for you. --RentPrep

Also, if you do go it on your own, you’ll need a way to haul all that junk away. Additionally, you’ll need a crew to help out. And, the right equipment. Not to mention, you’ll need to take all that stuff to the right locations for disposal or for recycling.

Linthicum Heights Rental Home Clean Out Mistakes to Avoid

If you still want to do that rental home clean out on your own, you shouldn’t make it more difficult by unwittingly committing different errors. This will only cause stress and frustration. So, here are the top rental home clean out mistakes to avoid:

  • Throwing away personal possessions. Okay, so we’ve hit on this point a couple of times. But, it definitely bears repeating. Gather up all the tenant’s possessions and place them in storage. (Don’t worry, you can bill the tenant for the storage fee.)
  • Not making repairs before purchasing new appliances and/or materials. It’s very tempting to forgo repairs, especially cosmetic damage because you want the property to generate an income as soon as possible. Whatever time and money you might “save” will be lost because potential tenants are turned-off.
  • Clearing and cleaning the property out too fast. Along the same lines is clearing and “cleaning” the property too quickly. In other words, rushing through the process will only cause you to go back and do it over. So, do it right the first time. Alos, document any damage done by the last tenant so you can take appropriate steps.

If you need a rental home cleanout done right, go ahead and phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.

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