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Temecula Landlords: How to Raise Rent Without Raising Concern

New Tenants Shaking the Landlord's Hand After Signing a LeaseWhether you’re new to investing in Temecula rental property or have done it for decades, many homeowners report that among their most stressful moments of the rental property travel is if they have to inform their tenants that lease has shifted. But, not all of the rent changes need to be a dreaded thing, even if the price does go up.

So as to successfully increase your rental costs, without increasing concern, it’s important that you take these tips from Realevate Specialists to communicate with your tenants and also show them the value they get based on the shifting costs.

Home Improvements

Every time a possible renter is in the selection procedure for selecting their future lease home they’re looking at details such as the age of the house, the way new appliances are, even if the color scheme of the house is contemporary and suits their style, etc.. In this stage, a tenant should decide what matches their budget, and are often inclined to go slightly above their scope if one home meets their needs within another.

But once in a rental property, there are often limits to what a tenant can perform with regards to painting, painting, and remodeling, and so on. Many tenants feel entitled to the home, and to the original rate they were given. If clarified nevertheless, and once the house improvements meet their expectations, then your renters are far more likely to not raise their concern over price increases if they think they are getting benefits.

Housing Market

Do not be too fast to presume your renters think of you as greedy because you’re raising your costs. Rather, take some time to explain to them where the money is going so that this situation does not have to happen.

One such scenario to illustrate this is that of a fast growing city. With time, leasing listings that are located close to the heart of the city, or any principal attraction are going to naturally increase in price on account of the demand. Though this might seem unfair, it is offset by leasing prices dropping in surrounding regions and the decision is then left to the tenant where they want to be. It is not a landlord’s error that it’s a lively and exciting town, and these organic cost increases must be clarified.


As a landlord or investment property homeowner, help your tenants realize the benefits that leasing can bring. While they may feel like they pay a lot of money they don’t typically observe the mortgage bill, the taxes, homeowner insurance, the utility bills and the home loans it required them to live in the home they call home. When broken down every one of these components add up, and if taxes change or interest starts to assemble potential loans, then costs naturally grow.

Though your tenant should not know the details of all these things, it’s a beneficial talking point to explain how you have taken on the task of homeownership so that they may take pleasure in the property they live in. All rent increases have to be done within the legislation, with some niches only allowing for minimal rent increases yearly, it is still important to benefit from the possible additional money.

In Conclusion

When you utilize these tips and give plenty of notice, you can successfully raise rent without raising concern in the coming year. You will find that it is possible to have the best of both worlds with both happy tenants and extra income.

If you would like to learn more about the services that Realevate Specialists offers, please contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100 for more information.

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