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Should You Provide Outdoor Furniture to Your Tenants?

A Cozy Patio Filled with Beautiful Outdoor FurnitureIf your Coral Springs rental property has a porch or patio, you may be thinking about buying furniture for it. Above all, a classy outdoor space can add a lot to a rental home’s curb appeal. However, before you start buying, there are a few things you need to consider carefully. Every rental property is different, and so there is no one-size-fits-all answer to whether outdoor furniture is the right choice for you and your tenants. That’s why it is necessary to consider all of the potential benefits and drawbacks before giving outdoor furniture to your tenants.

Possibly the first thing to consider is how long patio furniture might last. Before spending money on anything for your rental home, you have to determine whether that investment will pay for itself. Part of this procedure is figuring out the life expectancy for any furniture items you plan to purchase. Unlike other elements of your investment property, there is no one number you can use.

The lifespan of your outdoor furniture may vary immediately depending on materials, construction, daily wear, and maintenance. Higher-quality furniture will probably last longer than cheaper items, but heavy use could shorten the life of every type of outdoor furniture. In addition, if your tenant never covers or cares for the furniture, dirt, rust, or sun, rain, or snow exposure might soon transform that beautiful outdoor chair or table into an eyesore.

It is also vital to understand before acquiring outdoor furniture for your Coral Springs rental property is whether the backyard and your property’s location is suited for it. It is not recommended to fill a small patio or porch with large furniture, as well as putting very small pieces to a large space. Either one might make your property’s outdoor spaces look uncomfortable, rather than inviting.

Moreover, it is ideal to consider how your tenants use the space, your landscape design, and what types of outdoor furniture would best compliment the house. Certain materials may not last long in some climates, while others are an injury lawsuit waiting to occur. For instance, metal furniture can get very hot in the sun and cause serious burns in warmer climates, especially during the summer.

Before you go out to purchase outdoor furniture, it is necessary to consider a question from your tenant’s perspective. Some tenants may already have some patio and other outdoor items, so maybe they don’t like the furnishings you’re offering. It may cause another problem for you, such as where to store the unused furniture.

Otherwise, if you don’t provide outdoor furniture, your tenants might decide to “decorate” the porch or patio with furniture that is not designed for outdoor use. Adding a sofa or other unsuitable furniture outside of your rental house would quickly become a big problem. Not only will the fabric invite bugs, rodents, and mold, it will also start to look and smell terrible in a short amount of time. If you already provide the outdoor furniture in a specific location, you significantly reduce the chances that your tenant will add unsuitable furniture on its own.

After all, buying outdoor furniture for your Coral Springs rental property is a choice only you can make. But with the right information and some careful research, you can more quickly decide which route makes sense for your investment properties.

Looking for more advice, or even someone to manage your rental? Reach out to Real Property Management Premier! Contact us online or call us at 954-362-5235 today.

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