More than likely, at some point in time if not right now, you’ve rented a home or apartment. Not many people branch out on their own and instantly purchase property to own. If you’ve ever found yourself as the renter, then you’ve had a landlord or organization to pay rent to, request maintenance, etc. If you’re lucky, your landlord and you get along great. You pay your rent on time, they are responsive to your inquiries for maintenance and it’s a harmonious relationship for both parties. However, not all landlord tenant relationships are ideal and can result in headache for the owner and renter.
As a renter, choosing a property where you personally know the landlord can be enticing. You might think you’ll have a direct route to owner and as a byproduct you’ll be able to receive any necessary service better. In our experience, having a third party with obligations to all parties makes for a much smoother renting experience for you, the renter.
As a renter, here are a few reasons why renting a property managed by professional property managers can leave you with a better overall experience.
We are located in Texas where the summers are hot. Let’s imagine you’re air conditioner has just gone dead and tomorrow’s forecast is for triple digit heat. If you were renting directly from the owner of the property you are at the mercy of their response. Hopefully, if you are in this situation your landlord has made you a priority and will address the issue as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and you could be stuck until the end of the weekend with no AC and an unresponsive landlord. They may even be reluctant to make the repairs and fight you on the payment and who’s responsible to make the repair.
If you were to be renting a residence managed by a property management company, you’d have a team dedicated solely to maintenance and the remedy of any problems you are having. Property management companies will have the authority to pay for the repair from the go. So no arguing with the owner about who is responsible and waiting the week for any action. Your property manager will act swiftly to get that sweet AC back on and running and will keep you updated throughout the entire process.
At some point if you’ve rented from a self-managing landlord, you’ve probably driven across town to deliver your rent check. This time you’ve spent stuck in traffic to meet your landlord is wasted and unnecessary and could be mitigated by renting from a property management company. Most property managers will have online systems available to you for paying rent. This means you could pay your rent from your couch under the comfort of that recently repaired AC!
Peace of Mind
Renting from a landlord can be a bit of a gamble. Repairs to properties cost lots of money, and without a third party recommending repairs owners can hesitate to pull the trigger. When you rent from a professional property manager, the home you are renting is almost guaranteed to have all necessary repairs. After the tenant before you moved out, the property manager would have done a thorough inspection of the property and made sure all red flags were addressed before even showing you the residence.
Keep It Professional
This doesn’t always happen, but does happen often. For an owner of a property this is a business, and for the tenant this is personal considering this is their home. Both parties have different expectations and this can cause relationships to deteriorate quickly. Maybe you’ve always had great experiences with self-managing owners, but this is not always the case with the clients we have at Texas Tenant Evictions. To keep things civil, a third party with obligations to both tenant and landlord can vastly improve these negative situations.
Everywhere you go you’ll be able to find rental properties offered by property management companies. In deciding to live in this type of property, you’ll rest assured knowing you have teams of professionals dedicated to different aspects of your living situation. If you’re in the market for a new place to live, be sure to check out our available Austin rental homes!