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Should You Add (or Remove) a Storage Shed from Your South Meadows Rental Property?

A Small Storage Shed in the BackyardA storage shed can be a nice add-on feature to a single-family rental property in South Meadows, although a storage shed may likewise also be a potential liability. It could pose to be a real challenge to determine whether adding or removing a storage shed from your rental property is the correct choice. Being knowledgeable on the pros and cons of storage sheds, plus when it should be removed, always helps.

Assuming that the pace already has a storage shed or having one is advantageous, better keep these points in context. As reported by appraisal experts, sheds do not add very much to a property’s value. The benefits of investing in a shed, then, must lie elsewhere. This could become an essential point to consider when planning about building or installing a shed on a rental property that doesn’t already have one. Even if a basic shed can be relatively affordable, there is the investment cost to prepare for.

Investing on a shed will probably not translate into a higher resale value, but help keep longstanding renters interested even if the rental property does not have large closets, storage areas, or a garage. In such cases, a shed may help you attract tenants who are happy to pay a little extra for the convenience of keeping on-site storage space.

Without a doubt, a storage shed may not attract all tenants in all markets. This is why understanding both your local market and your target renter rather imperative. Depending on the lessees of the rental property, a shed may hold little to no appeal. For instance, a growing number of renters, even those who want single-family rental homes, are either minimizing their possessions or hiring service companies to help them take care of their homes. In whatever way, this would only establish the fact that the tenant has fewer personal possessions, and will not want to pay more for a rental property and will not need a shed.

From an owner’s angle, having a shed on the property might bring a few unwelcome problems. A storage shed would require maintenance, adding to the time and expense of property upkeep. At times, tenants may overfill or misuse the shed, leading to structural damage or even an insect or rodent problem. If this keeps happening, your property values could suffer as a result. In cases such as this, some property owners may find removing an existing shed, even one in good condition, to be the best option.

Keeping or removing a shed is not a decision to take for granted. But if your property already has a storage shed, at some point, you will need to address whether or not to remove it. Ultimately, all structures deteriorate. When a shed has outlived its useful life, it may become both an eyesore and a liability issue. Sagging roofs, warped doors, insect damage, and rust can all turn a shed into a safety hazard for everybody, tenants included. If anyone these hazards are present, failing to remove the shed could result in a lawsuit, should anybody get injured? If you do decide to remove the shed, it is important to follow proper safety procedures or hire a reputable contractor to clear it out for you.

Resolving to add or remove shed demands thorough research. Nevertheless, this would help you pick the best decision for your tenants and investing journey.

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