There are few things worse than clearing up after your tenants have left your property.
Hopefully, your renters have treated your property with respect and left it as clean and tidy as they found it. But every so often tenants will leave a load of junk behind them.
When this happens, it’s up to the landlord to get rid of everything. Luckily, many junk removal companies provide a junk removal service for landlords that help them rid their properties of all the junk tenants leave behind. These services can be incredibly helpful and cost-efficient, but there are some things you need to know beforehand.
Make sure the tenant has left the property for good
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that the tenant has left the property once and for all. Even if the renter has left the keys or told you that they are leaving, you should still send a letter to them explaining that they have 24 hours to remove their stuff before it gets thrown away. Ideally, this letter should be sent by certified mail so that you have proof you sent it. An email can also work, but a letter is best.
Document what has been left behind
After the 24 hours (or whatever timeframe you specified during which your tenants could pick up their stuff) has expired, you can get to work. You should start by changing the locks. This will ensure that former tenants can’t re-enter the property without your permission. You should then take pictures of everything that has been left behind for documentation purposes. Some junk removal services can help with this so ask your service provider before starting the work yourself.
The important thing to note is that the property is now under your control and you can do with it as you please. This means you can even keep some of the things left behind if you wish. You may find that furniture or appliances can be used by future tenants, for instance. Nine times out of ten, however, landlords will want everything removed as quickly as possible so that the house can go back on the market quickly. If there are items you wish to keep, it would be wise to remove them prior to the arrival of the junk removal company.
Call in the professionals
The quickest and easiest way to get rid of all that junk is calling a professional removal company. We can come and remove everything within a day while sorting out which items can be recycled and which can be donated. Once everything has been loaded up, we’ll provide you with a receipt so that you have an accurate account of what was taken away should you need it.
Getting rid of your tenant’s stuff really is that easy. So the next time a tenant leaves all their junk behind, don’t fret. Call us instead for a free quote! We’ll have the junk removed in a flash so that you can get a new renter in your property immediately.