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Should You Add (or Remove) a Storage Shed from Your Verona 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 Verona. Still, a storage shed could turn to be a potential liability. Sometimes, it can be a real challenge choosing if adding or removing a storage shed from your rental property is the correct course of action. Learning all aspects of the pros and cons of storage sheds, plus when it should be removed, would always be of help in making the decision.

If the place already has a storage shed or you’re contemplating on adding one, here are some crucial points to take into account. Concerning appraisal experts, sheds do not add very much to a property’s value. The benefits of building a shed could be hard to see. It is especially true if you are thinking about building or installing a shed on a rental property that doesn’t already have one. Even if a basic shed could be relatively affordable, there is the investment cost to keep in mind.

Putting money on making shed will probably not translate into a higher resale value but should make your home to be more inviting to longstanding renters. A shed becomes more important when your rental home doesn’t have large closets, storage areas, or a garage. In the same cases, a shed could help you accommodate tenants that are happy to pay a little extra for the convenience of enjoying on-site storage space.

Indeed, a storage shed will not receive the same appeal for all tenants in all markets. Taking into consideration and understanding both your local market and your target renter paramount. The kind of occupants in your rental home also plays a big part. A shed may hold little to no appeal. For instance, a constantly booming number of renters, plus those who would choose single-family rental properties, are either minimizing their possessions or hiring service companies to help them take care of their homes. It is clear that the tenant has fewer personal possessions and will not want to pay more for a rental property, including a shed.

From a property owner’s viewpoint, having a shed on the property might bring a few unwelcome problems. A storage shed should require maintenance, adding to the time and expense of property upkeep. What’s worse is that tenants may overfill or misuse the shed, leading to structural damage or even an insect or rodent problem. When this happens, your property values could suffer as a repercussion. This is why some property owners may find removing an existing shed, even one in good condition, to be the best option.

Keeping or removing a shed should not be taken casually. But if your property already has a storage shed, at some point, you will need to address whether or not to remove it. As time passes, all structures deteriorate. After a shed has survived 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, including your tenants. If these conditions occur, failing to remove the shed could result in a lawsuit, should anyone get hurt? If you do decide to remove the shed, it is important to follow proper safety procedures or hire a reputable contractor for help.

Figuring out whether to add or remove a shed needs careful examination and preparation. In any case, such advances are necessary to guarantee that you have picked the correct choice for you, your tenants, and your investing future.

If you are interested or have any further queries about how we can assist you with all your Verona property management needs, the specialists at Real Property Management Greater Madison Metro are always ready. Contact us online or through a phone call at 608-310-1290 today.

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