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wantboost

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Curious do u guys give your contact information to the neighbors
LLinVA

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No/yes. We have enough properties in the same area that they already have it. If I had my own rental property, I probably would introduce myself and give them my card so they can let me know if my tenants are ever a bother.
OHlandlord

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Sometimes.  It depends on the neighbors.  Not to the argumentative, busybody types.  I don't need them calling to complain that the grass from their mower blew over the line.
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I would never do that. it's hard on your tenants when they have nosy neighbors that they know are going to report straight to you. It doesn't set up a good relationship between renters and their landlords. I have a rule to treat people how I want to be treated. I don't want to feel a neighbor is checking out my home or me and watching my every move every time I do something, nobody likes nosy neighbors. I find it best to keep relationships with your tenants in good standing. They tend to stay longer if you set the conditions for them to want to stay longer.
LLinVA

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Being left alone is how a lot of bad tenants get away with so much for so long though. You don't have to tell the tenant, just tell the neighbor. You don't have to tell the nosy neighbor who would hassle you, just a normal one who would let you know if the cops had to come, if they never mow, if they haven't seen anyone come or go in weeks, etc.
OHlandlord

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Exactly LL in VA.  You want neighbors to let you know if there is unusual traffic coming and going, people staying only 5 minutes, people pulling up in front of your house and the tenants just go out to lean in their car window for a second.  You want to know if there are fights and disturbances.  You need to know if there is a puppy mill, animal fighting, or city code violations.  You just don't need to tell the neighbor who is gong to complain every time the yard is mowed, "They blew grass on my lawn" or "Their kids aren't playing nicely with my kids".
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