Help! My tenant trashed my Fort Worth house! Sound familiar? If you are a landlord and own a rental property but a tenant trashed it when they moved, then make sure you read this article because we’re addressing the all-too-common problem that landlords have.
Are you a tired Landlord? Do you own a vacant rental property? Did you have a tenant leave it in less-than-perfect condition? It happens! In fact, it’s an experience that probably every landlord has faced at least once. If you looked at your empty rental property and said, “Help! My tenant trashed my Fort Worth house” then here are some things you can do about it…
Is it worth going after the tenant?
You need to first assess the damage and decide if it’s worth going after the tenant. Unfortunately, it often isn’t worth the hassle because it may be a time consuming and even expensive effort to get the tenant to pay you back. However, if the damage is significant enough, you may choose to do this.
Is it worth repairing the damage?
From holes in the walls to missing toilets – we’ve heard of just about everything you can imagine! Sometimes a bit of drywall and paint will fix the problem, in which case you may want to fix it up and rent it out again, and then just accept the inconvenience as the cost of doing business. However, if the damage is not worth repairing yourself then you might be interested in a couple of other options:
You could rent your house to a handyman
One little-known option that is actually really helpful is to find a handyman who wants to rent the house. In exchange for a discount on rent (or even free rent) they can fix up the house for you to make it a nice rental property again. Make sure you have a timeline all spelled out, though, to avoid then staying too long without a lot of work getting done.
You could sell the house
Another option is to sell the house and move on from owning a frustrating rental property. However, be aware that if you try to sell the house on the open market, you may have to fix it up first in order for the agent to list it. Another option is to sell privately to a local house buyer such as TMC Property Solutions. (I Buy Houses in as-is condition and we’ll fix them up ourselves so you don’t have too).
To get a fair cash offer for your property, no matter what condition it’s in, just reach out to us and we’ll give you a no-obligation offer and we can even buy your rental property from you fast. Click here now and fill out this short form or call our office at (817) 550-5069 Ext# 4000 and we’ll get back to you right away.
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