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What Is Normal Wear and Tear at Your Santa Barbara Rentals?

By Utopia Property Management

Do you own Santa Barbara Rentals and are wondering what can be considered normal wear and tear? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

The topic of wear and tear is something that most owners struggle with while they own rental properties because some owners may define wear and tear differently than others.

Thankfully, defining wear and tear doesn’t have to be a problem if you follow the tips in this article.

Normal Wear and Tear

When thinking about normal wear and tear at your rentals in Santa Barbara, it can be defined as anything that’s “reasonable” or happens after a normal period of time, especially the longer a tenant rents the property from you.

Normal wear and tear can be classified as scuff marks on the walls, carpet which has been worn due to normal foot traffic, or dirty fixtures which may not have been cleaned since before the tenant moved in.

Yes, you can expect normal wear and tear at your Santa Barbara Rentals, especially if your tenants have children, or pets, because an active family will come with normal wear and tear which will occur while those tenants live there.

Abnormal Wear and Tear

Over the years that you own Santa Barbara Rentals you’re going to find instances of abnormal wear and tear.

Abnormal wear and tear can often be classified as cigarette burns, broken appliances or fixtures, holes kicked in the walls, or damage to the bathroom.

Get Property Management for Your Santa Barbara Rentals

For professional property management for your Santa Barbara Rentals contact Utopia Property Management by calling us at (805) 635-8888 or connect with us online.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

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