Pest control maintenance has been a common confusion and dispute between lessors and lessees. Is pest control responsibility of the landlord alone or should it be shared with the tenants?
Who really is responsible? Generally, both parties should be responsible. Understanding their responsibilities will help them in keeping their environment free from different types of pests and without getting into any dispute.
The landlord’s responsibility is to prevent any type of pests infestation and not just termites in your property. The lessor should contact an expert in termite treatment Yamanto on a periodical basis, and when pest infestation is discovered. This will get rid of pests and save the property from termite damage, which can cause costly repairs when deferred.
It is the landlord’s responsibility to remove termites, mice or rats, wasps or bees nests, cockroaches, and any other type of pests especially when there is an outbreak. The property owner is responsible for removing pests when the tenants living habits is not the cause for pests’ presence in the property.
The tenant is responsible for preventing termites and other types of pests to come in the property. This will include the need to maintain a clean living environment that will prevent pests from entering the rooms.
Tenants that take care of pets should make sure that their pets do not carry fleas and ticks. Again, keeping the area clean is essential, seal all rubbish disposal units to prevent attracting pests to your home.
It is also important to address moisture problems since this condition can attract termites to enter a house. Pests will find a way to get into your home when they discover a perfect breeding place.
Generally, property owner and tenants share equal responsibility in the prevention and extermination of termites and other pests in a property.