by Administrator 23. March 2018 18:36

At the end of a lease term, it’s easy to rely on a full security deposit to boost your finances when dealing with the moving process. However, far too often, many renters find themselves angry and confused about why they received a deduction from their original deposit.

Thankfully, there are ways to ensure a hefty return of your security deposit. Avoid these common mistakes that are costing you your security deposit!

Abusing the Property:

Causing direct damage to the property is a sure-fire way to eliminate the option of a full security deposit refund when your lease has terminated. Thankfully, it’s generally the also the easiest area to avoid wrongdoing. Treat the property well, and remember that you are financially responsible for the actions of your guests. Avoid damaging walls, carpet or property fixtures and ensure that party guests and children alike, know to avoid rough behavior that could damage the space.

Ignoring Routine Maintenance:

This is one area where many renters fail to fully understand the implications of their actions--actions felt both by the property and renters’ pocketbooks. Simple tasks like regular cleaning to avoid pests and changing filters to avoid damage to the HVAC system all can work together to ensure that your landlord isn’t faced with an issue that needs to be addressed. If an issue does occur and your neglect led to the problem, guess where the funds for solving it will come from?

“Harmless” Upgrades:

Everyone wants to live in a space where they most feel comfortable. For many homeowners, this can translate to a fresh coat of paint and light remodeling to make their homes truly feel unique for their needs. Renters can be tempted to make these same kinds of changes in the name of upgrading the space, but if your lease prohibits this type of change then any unapproved change can be met with a hefty security deposit deduction. Remember, your landlord or manager’s ability to rent the space largely depends on ensuring a universal aesthetic that will attract the most amount of potential tenants. You may think floral wallpaper and lavender countertops elevate the kitchen, but your landlord will just see a headache-inducing restoration project.

Neglecting the Deep Clean:

Even the most fastidious daily cleaners will come across corners, shelves and areas that are often neglected (or at least not cleaned as often). Places like baseboards, window tracks, the tops of cupboards, and under furniture are rarely examined on a daily basis--and cleaned even less. On the flip-side, high traffic areas can begin to look dingy after years of use. To ensure your landlord doesn’t have to pay for a professional cleaner when you leave, pull out all the stops anddo a deep clean every month. Alternatively, if you don’t have the time to dedicate to an intricate cleaning task, or are simply hoping to avoid it, hire your own professional cleaner and save the receipt. While apartment owners may get a discount from bulk business, if you rent a single-family home, you may have more time to shop around for a great deal than your manager or landlord and could save some cash that would have been taken from your deposit anyway.

Avoiding the Touch-Ups:

If your lease allows for small nail holes with the stipulation that they are fixed before you leave, be sure to follow through with the touch-up work. Slight damage may seem like ignorable details when you are faced with the chore of packing and moving, but like it or not, that damage will have to be repaired by someone. If it’s your manager, you can bet you will be charged for the time and supplies. Save yourself the cash (and your landlord the hassle) of addressing small issues beforehand, loose hinges on cupboards, nail and screw holes and even light bulb replacement will all go a long way to get your full security deposit back into your hands.

Your security deposit should not be something you turn in after signing your lease and don’t think about until it’s time to leave. In addition, being a great tenant doesn’t end the moment you decide to move, remember that getting your security deposit back may require a bit of elbow grease before you turn in the keys. The best renters realize that day-to-day living should be done with the security deposit in mind and that a little extra cleaning and maintenance will go a long way once the lease has come to term.

Harker Heights Real Estate Investment

by Administrator 7. November 2010 17:03

Since the inception time- as a settle American state - Harker Heights always stand against the norms. The culture and history of Harker Heights is blended with Mexican and Native American tradition. Being a Texan city, Harker Heights is a cosmopolitan vibe. The city always carries its own lore, literature, and language. Harker Heights has great natural attractions and being a centre of lot of commercial activities, it has become the most popular real estate investment destination. Owning a home within your budget and needs is not at all a hard job. It is one of the prominent cities of Texas and real estate market is really booming here. As a reason great, number of investors look to this place and its properties as an investment income.

If you have decided to plunge in to the Harker Heights real estate market, it is important to decide first that what type of property or properties you are looking for. This place has wide range of property choices so it is the perfect place to begin your real estate investment. Internet is the best place where you can search for property dealers who are perfect for you. You can get the contact number of them so that you can easily contact with them to know their rate and offers. If you are planning to buy a residential home in Harker Heights, you should speak to the professional real estate agent who can guide you in a best way. Being a commercial real estate market place, Harker Heights provides you many avenues where you can pursue your real estate investment business.

Property value is increasing and this is the golden time to invest in real estate market. Investing in Harker Heights now can help you in gaining considerable profits in times to come. As a buyer you must know the right time of buying a property in Harker Heights and since, this market is the buyer market so you can easily own a property at a reasonable price.

We at John Reider Properties provide buying and selling services to our clients. Please feel free to contact us with your requirement, we have variety of already constructed and under-construction (residential and commercial properties) across Harker Heights. You can contact us at - 254.699.8300

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