Some tenants believe that if they can't find parking in a driveway or on the street, it's OK to park in the front yard. Or they may persist in blocking their neighbors' driveways. Or they leave unsightly junk (inoperable) cars to accumulate around the property. RVs, boats, and trailers also can create aesthetic and parking problems.
To head off this kind of trouble, place a "parking clause" in your leases. List the number and types of permitted vehicles. Then designate the only places where they may be parked properly. You also may want to restrict the backyard (or frontyard) mechanic who disassembles his car and leaves the parts scattered about for days, weeks, or even months.
Return deposits promptly.
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