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Turning Your Home Into A Rental? Remove A Struggling Tree Beforehand

by Dan Mckinney

When you own the home that you live in, you can commit to high-maintenance landscape without a problem. It may be worth it if you love how your yard looks. For instance, you may have a tree that has been struggling for a long time that you are trying to make healthy again. This is perfectly fine, but if you have decided to turn your property into a rental, you should consider removing the tree because there are several complications that come with keeping it around.

No Need to Hand Over the Responsibility

When you meet with potential tenants, you will go through all the rules, restrictions, and features of the home. But, you may want to hand over the responsibility of caring for the tree over to a tenant. This is problematic because your tenant is likely not experienced with trees and does not have a personal investment in it. In the tree's state, it may be necessary to get professional help, which should not be a tenant's responsibility. Having professionals remove the tree before you start taking listing photos is an ideal solution.

Save Money in the Long Run

It can cost a lot of money to hire tree care professionals on a regular basis. Not only does a tree need to be pruned once or twice a year, but it will need health checks and treatments until it is healed. Although you may have spent a decent amount of money on taking care of the sickly tree, you can save a lot of money in the long run by removing it and focusing on the new rental that you will need to manage.

Avoid Disturbing Tenants

Another scenario that could happen with the tree is having to handle the upkeep yourself. This mgiht involve going to the property on your own to see if the tree needs anything at the time, which means you will also need to contact the tenant to make sure they are okay with you coming over at a specific time. If you have tree service professionals go over instead, you will still need to let the tenant know in advance. It is easier to remove it because providing a tenant with a stress-free living experience will encourage them to re-sign their lease.

Although the tree may have the potential to be healthy and beautiful, you should not be afraid to let it go by removing it in preparation for renting out the home. For more information, contact a tree removal service like Williams Lawn Care & Landscaping, Inc.