4 Types of Horrible House Tenants You Need To Avoid

We can tell that you’ve put a lot of effort into renovating and decorating this property that you’re about to rent out. It’s your first time and you’re really excited to share this space with a tenant whom you wish will appreciate the things that you’ve done to make it comfortable.

Renting out a property is like taking a huge step forward as there’s a high level of trust needed between both parties for the agreement to work. Unfortunately, not everyone makes a good tenant. We’ve compiled a list of tenants you don’t want to have to help you narrow down your search:

1. The forgetful one

rental money
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You will always need to remind this person to pay up because they seem to always forget to do so. This can be quite stressful because you’ll now need to chase them and check your account everyday for it.

2. The dirty one

messy living room
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This person will leave yesterday’s pizza box in the living room area because they’re too lazy to throw it into a bin. Habits of tenants like these invite all sorts of pests into the space, which will cost you a lot more to get rid of.

3. The destructive one

destroyed kitchen
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Some people just can’t have nice things. The kitchen cabinet that you personally designed and¬†installed might be chipped, or even scratched, once these people get their hands on it. You’d really want to avoid renting out your property to people like these to save cost.

4. The litterbug

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It’s not just you, but your tenants’ neighbours also hate them. These guys will throw anything and everything from their balconies – some even litter in front of their homes.

Personally experienced a tenant from hell? Contact our technicians here if you need help fixing any of the household appliances. Once you’ve submitted your form, we’ll send you some quotations and profiles to choose from for free!

written by Esther Chung