Living in a rented property can be tiring if your landlord is difficult. Granted, sometime they’ve had a bad experience with previous tenants which makes them paranoid. Despite this, unless you’re a real life embodiment of a nightmare tenant, everyone wants to take care of their rented property. If it’s not for the landlord’s peace of mind, then it’s for personal house pride.
When it comes to taking care of rented property, nobody wants to upset the landlord. Taking care of the driveway and exterior is just as important as not marking the walls and interior. If the landlord and tenant work together, they can definitely live in harmony together.
The driveway is probably one of the most important aspects of a rented property as it is on the exterior of the home which therefore means that the landlord can see what condition it is in without even stepping through the door. Of course, your landlord isn’t likely to go snooping across your front yard and drive to build up a case of neglect against you. It just looks better if you take care of the exterior as well as the interior.
Here at Quality Driveways, we’ve put together some quick-fire tips for taking care of your driveway and finally impressing that landlord…
Remove stains immediately. Removing stains from oil, gasoline and grease as soon as possible will help prevent discolouration.
Avoid de-icing chemicals. These chemicals can cause surface damage such as scaling. Opt for alternatives such as grit (small particles of sand) for traction instead.
Treat it with care. Do not let children mess around with liquids which could be harmful to the driveway. You should also take care when shovelling snow during the winter months as the use of metal blades can scratch and scrape the surface of a driveway.
Perhaps it’s time to talk to the landlord about a new driveway altogether? Luckily you’ve found the best driveways Birmingham has to offer! Get in touch today to chat about the options available.