We have someone going into our rental house every 3 months. It was written up as part of the agreement and if they didn’t like it, then we did not rent to those people. The tenants we have are amazing and had no issue with the process. Our house is also in good shape, to this day (whew!).
We heard about a guy who’s tenant trashed the house to the extent it had to be taken right down to the studs which took about 2 years to rebuild it from there. That is a lot of rental revenue lost. The tenants were never held accountable and apparently do not understand the landlord’s problem with them. It’s sad but when you look around town, there is not a lot of respect shown to our environment or many properties. The City plants planters - the street kids pull the plants up and destroy them. What are you doing out at 4 and 5 am anyway? Where are your parents?
Prince Rupert’s appearance is not much better than a slum with some of the neighborhoods being disgusting. But with one Bylaw person, how can the City of PR start seriously enforcing unsightly properties? The paradigm needs to be changed both inside the homes we rent out and within our City. It’s a social problem with no immediate or easy solution. BUT Just because one is poor, doesn’t mean you need to live like an animal. Soap is cheap and water is free to tenants. The Sally Anne would help with the soap issue, I’m sure and perhaps throw a broom into the mix. The good news for landlords is that with higher rents, you can hopefully command a better quality tenant – although it isn’t a sure thing there either. People with money and no respect can also trash your house as well as the next person.