Who is responsible for pest control costs in a landlord-tenant situation? Here’s the rundown.
This week, we’re talking about pest control. I always get asked, “Who is responsible for pest control in the home?”
For all you owners out there, know that it’s your responsibility for the first 10 days that a tenant is in your house. After that, it’s their burden. If they move in and there is an infestation, you will have to treat it. However, if they find roaches 90 days in, it’s likely that they brought them in when they moved.
“We address any pest concerns on our 10-day walkthrough.”
Our leases state that the pest control costs after 10 days are shouldered by the tenant. Rat problems are a little bit different. There are certain neighborhoods in Honolulu that have more of them than others. When we get into that kind of situation, we address it with the owner beforehand.
As a general term in our lease, pest control is a tenant cost and we address it on the 10-day walkthrough. If you have any questions for me or need any help with your investment property, give me a call or send me an email today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.