You may not have your rental properties rented 100 percent of the time, but you ought to be looking to occupy them as fast as possible -- and for more reasons than simply losing out on lease income.
An abandoned property fast becomes an eyesore from negligence and is terrible for the rest of the neighborhood values, while a vacant property could be well preserved by the owner or manager.
However, even in the event that you decide to keep your house vacant, it is not ideal for maintenance and upkeep. This may sound counter intuitive, since tenants often cause different forms of wear and tear. However, the risks of a vacant property far outweigh the benefits as we’ll show below.