There are so many threads on bad tenants, that makes me appreciate ours so much more. They nice, pay rent on time and cause no problem. They even put up with us raising the rent a little bit with new lease (we had to because we needed to replace rotting floor in the kitchen). Current situation is that during high wind a branch fell off the tree and severed the power line that goes from a pole in our back yard to neighbors. The tree is dead and needs to cut down. I would like to keep the trunk and larger branches cut up into smaller pieces for future projects instead of having three services taking it to the dump. My MIL does all of the "property managing" for us and she thinks that it would be rude to leave tree pieces in the backyard, because in her opinion during duration of the lease that backyard "belongs" to our renters. If it is not OK to store things in the house it is not Ok to store them in the backyard even if a pile of wood would be neatly stacked out of the way at the back of the property. Second thing, is that we are paying 70 a month for storage and for the same monthly payment we could have a small shed build and move our things in there. Would going ahead with my ideas make us into bad landloards? What is considered appropriate and what is not?