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What do you do when a tenants doesn’t pay rent?

What do you do when a tenants doesn’t pay rent? Step 1: Check Your Lease Documents and Payment Records As silly as it may sound, double-check your records to make sure the tenant is truly late with his or her rent. Sometimes landlords keep better records on paper than they do in their heads and […]

Common Mistakes of New Landlords

People enter the landlord business for many different reasons. Maybe you’re an “accidental landlord” who decided to rent out your former residence, or you gained a property through an inheritance. Or, maybe you diligently researched properties for sale and chose to purchase one (or more) as an extra source of income. Regardless of how or […]

Security Deposits

What can a landlord deduct from the tenants security deposit. Collecting a deposit before a new tenant moves in can bring peace of mind to the owner, but when a tenant moves out, what can you actually deduct from the deposit, and what do you need to do? The general rule is that you can […]

Tips to prepare your home for a Rental

Renting out your home can be very lucrative and a great investment. But there are a few things you can do before you start advertising your rental, there are a few things you can do to prepare the home for renters. These items will help you get the most out of your rental and attract […]

Rents – Does It Add Up?

It is natural to want to obtain the highest rent possible when your property is vacant. A long vacancy can cause frustration, anxiety, and anger. However, holding out for more money can be more costly than you think. When this situation occurs, it is better to use a mathematical approach. Write down the expenditures for […]

Do You Have The Right Type Of Insurance?

There are important steps that investors must take to ensure the success of their rental property; one of the most critical is that of procuring the right property insurance. As your property management company, we cannot advise you specifically on what insurance policy to purchase. The purpose of this article is simply to make you […]

Renting to the Handicapped

Fair Housing is simple – do not discriminate. While this may be a basic principle, it is often not “easy” to follow, particularly in the area of handicapped or disabled persons. Many landlords often do not know or understand the legal requirements when it comes to renting to handicapped tenants, which can lead to costly […]

What is Useful Life and Why is it Important?

All things on earth have a life expectancy – people, buildings, clothing, food, etc. All the parts of an investment property have a life expectancy as well. A building can last for years, even centuries, while you may have to replace that dishwasher next year or in ten years. Why is it useful to consider […]

The Challenges of Security Deposit Returns

One of the most difficult tasks for a property manager and/or owner, can be refunding the tenant’s security deposit to everyone’s satisfaction. Any property manager (or owner) is elated when they can issue a full refund because the tenant has left the property in excellent condition, complied with their rental agreement, and paid their rent […]

Summer Safety Tips

Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  For sun and water safety tips, see this tip sheet. Please feel free to use them in any print or broadcast story, with appropriate attribution of source. FIREWORKS SAFETY Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and […]