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Pest Control – Landlord or Tenant Responsibility for Nashville Rental Property?

Beverly Browning - Monday, August 21, 2017

Who is responsible for pest control – the tenant or the landlord? Today, we are sharing some information about how we do it at Browning-Gordon Company.

Covering Pest Control

We decide we will take care of most pest control issues. That includes ants, spiders, roaches, and all of those types of things. If they are left to the tenant to take care of, a lot of times the small problems will become large problems because they don’t address them properly. Things such as squirrels or bats in the attic should definitely not be the tenant’s responsibility. Those creatures have gotten in by a hole or something in the house that has allowed them to get inside. We want to repair that issue so things don’t happen in the attic that you don’t want. So, we believe that if there’s a problem, we take care of those things to help keep the property from getting more infested with creatures and critters.

Bed Bugs

One thing we require the tenants to take care of are bed bugs. Typically, those are brought in by the tenants themselves. They bought a sofa on Craigslist or something like that, and bed bugs come in with the furniture. For those types of issues, we expect the tenant to resolve them. If there was an issue with a previous tenant and the new tenant then has inherited issues, there could be some crossover and we might take action. But, if our old tenants didn’t have issues, we know the new tenant has to take care of any potential bed bug problems.

There are a lot of different ways that landlords take care of pest control issues. We do things this way because we want to take care of your property as best we can.

If you have any questions about pest control or Nashville property management, please contact us at Browning-Gordon Property Management.