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5 Factors that Influence How Long a Tenant Will Stay

Tenant and Hanover Property Manager TalkingAs a Hanover rental property owner, you should be able to develop strategies that determine how long a tenant will stay in your house. If you can keep your tenants content and happy, they will likely stick around longer. Even though you may not be able to control everything that will affect the length of your tenant’s stay, there are some things you can do to support longer lease terms and a more satisfied tenant. This post will examine the top five factors that affect tenant retention.

1. Condition of the Rental Property

The first factor is the condition of the rental property. If your house is in superb condition, with no major repairs expected, your tenants are more likely to be content and stay longer. Tenants also appreciate properties that are well-maintained and clean. If you consistently take care of small maintenance issues and keep the property tidy, your tenants will likely be more satisfied and stay longer.

2. Property Maintenance

If you have a proactive, comprehensive approach to property maintenance that is responsive to tenant needs, your tenants will notice and appreciate it. When you show that you care about the condition of your property, you encourage your tenants to do the same. Aside from that, if you respond quickly and accurately to tenant requests for repairs and maintenance, tenants will be keener to live in your rental house.

3. Rental Rates

If your rental house is priced too high or if you raise the rent too frequently, tenants may be tempted to find a cheaper option. On the other hand, if your rental house is priced too low, tenants may worry that the quality of the property is not up to par. Therefore, it is a good idea to do a market analysis each year to find the rental price for your property that is fair and in proportion to similar properties in the area.

4. Landlord-Tenant Relationship

If a Hanover property manager has a good relationship with tenants and encourages frequent, positive communication, they will want to stay in that rental house. However, if you have a bad relationship with your tenants or are unresponsive to their needs, they may be more willing to move as soon as their lease is up.

5. Property Location

While you may not be able to influence everything about your property’s location, you can help your tenant see its benefits. If your rental property is located in a prime neighborhood with good schools and easy access to amenities, tenants are more likely to want to stay longer. Moreover, targeting your advertising to the type of tenant whose lifestyle most closely matches the area can help guarantee longer stays. It is a good idea to know your local rental market and your target demographic and market your property accordingly.

By learning the factors that influence how long tenants will stay in your rental property, you can take action to support longer lease terms. Unquestionably, maintaining your property in good condition, keeping a proactive approach to repairs and maintenance, setting an appropriate rental price, having an excellent relationship with your tenants, and marketing your property to a suitable audience all take time and effort.

If you’d prefer to spend your valuable time on other things, consider engaging with Real Property Management Beacon. We supervise everything from maintenance to marketing to tenant communications, helping keep your tenants in your rental properties longer and maximizing your earning potential. Contact us online today!

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