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Landscape Maintenance: Who is responsible?

man or someone with "manish hands" trimming a hedge with electric trimmerAs the seasons change, Real Property Management Investment Solutions wants to remind property owners of the importance of landscape maintenance before the change in weather arrives.

The Landlord, The Resident, and The Lawn

Whether you have acres of land needing upkeep or less labor intensive desert landscaping, landscape maintenance can be a gray area for rentals. Property management companies agree that the responsibility of landscape maintenance falls on the property owner or manager and not the resident unless something unique was specifically spelled out in the lease.

A well-kept yard can boost the overall appearance of your home and change the way the resident cares for the property by seeing that you do the same. But, when it comes to landscape maintenance, it’s more than just the lawn.

The Low Down on Tree Trimming

Trimming any trees and shrubs on the property is an area of maintenance that should be completed at least on an annual basis. Tree and shrub trimming falls to the property owner or professional tree trimming service provider.

Trimming your trees and shrubs has many benefits including:

  • Reduce the risk of damage to your home by trimming branches that are too close to windows, siding, and roof.
  • Increase the longevity of the tree or shrub by removing branches that can cause problems to overall health.
  • Ensure the safety of those on the property from being hurt by a falling branch.

Real Property Management Investment Solutions has access to tree and shrub trimming services and other landscape maintenance companies at a discount for our clients.

If you are interested in having your property managed by Real Property Management Investment Solutions, have more questions, or just want to speak to one of our team members, then contact us online or call us directly at 616-419-8880 today!

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