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Top 5 Myths About Property Management Business

The property management business has its fair share of myths. These are beliefs that may seem accurate to landlords and property managers who have just entered the rental market, but experienced property management professionals can debunk these fantasies with one hand tied behind their back.

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December 27, 2018
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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Landlords In 2019

The new year is the perfect time to make resolutions and turn them into specific long-term goals. Landlords and property managers tend to set New Year’s resolutions to grow their business and implement new strategies. But the property management world requires commitment and clear priorities set prior to taking actions.

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December 24, 2018
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Can a Tenant Withhold Rent for Repairs?

It is rare, but every once in a while I get a tenant who stops paying rent and tells me it’s because I won’t fix something. They often state they don’t have to “legally” pay because the rental is in bad condition. Once a tenant even claimed they should get six months free rent because the roof leaked. It’s even rarer that the courts will see this as anything but “nonpayment of rent.” It is, however, your responsibility to make sure all is in order. These days it’s quite easy to do that using technology.

 

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December 20, 2018
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Types of Roommate-Renters You May Encounter

Dealing with roommate-renters might not be that easy. When it comes to joint lease agreements or separate rent payments, you’ll probably get confused and start searching for a property management software if you’re not already using one. In addition, tenants who share an apartment have specific obligations regarding rent payments and lease agreements terms. But sometimes they can’t get along with each other, and that causes trouble for the landlord and can eventually put rental income at risk. To avoid this, share with your roommate-renters the list of common roommate types to help them better understand each other and enhance their roommate experience.

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December 17, 2018
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4 Main Things Landlords Should Do Before New Year’s Eve

The new year is all about setting goals and getting ready for new challenges. For landlords and property managers, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is another chance to catch up and set business goals for the upcoming year. To make a fresh start, be sure to resolve maintenance issues related to your rental properties and complete urgent tasks before the clock strikes twelve, so you can leave any rental troubles behind and stay on good terms with your renters.

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December 13, 2018
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What if a Tenant Stops Paying Rent - Quick Solutions

The dreaded part of being a landlord is having to deal with a tenant that will not pay. The investment you calculated is not paying for itself, and time is against you. The reality sets in that rent is not coming in, and you still have a tenant living in your rental. There are formal legal proceedings and processes to follow as well, but what if there is a faster way? Let’s consider an alternative method as well as the formal processes at your disposal.

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December 10, 2018
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What Landlords Should Know if Their Tenants Work from Home

Have you ever rented out property for residential purposes, but then discovered that your tenant used it as a home office without consent? It may not be a problem with self-employed renters who have a computer-based business such as programming, web design, or copywriting, but what if a tenant hires employees to work with them on the property and actively conducts home business that can potentially cause damages and/or disturbance? Is it considered a breach of tenancy, or should it be accepted?

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December 05, 2018
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Why Renting to Gen Zers Might Be a Genius Idea

So much has been said and written about Millennials and their renting priorities, while Generation Z is entering the rental market with heads held high. Obviously this topic cannot be left unaddressed, since 18- to 22-year-old Post-Millennials seem to be the perfect renters. They are great multitaskers and entrepreneurs, understanding that their financial success depends upon properly thought out decisions, dedication, and personal determination.

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December 03, 2018
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Tips on How a Landlord Can Maintain Work-Life Balance

Being a landlord does not mean to blindly dedicate yourself to your renters. The real key to becoming a successful landlord and begin managing your rental properties more efficiently is to achieve a balance between work and personal life. In simple terms such harmony, both internally and in relations with your tenants, will pay off sooner or later.

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November 29, 2018
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Pre Holiday Checklist for Landlords

We have two pieces of news for you: the holiday season is just around the corner, and as a landlord, you should create a pre-holiday checklist to get prepared. Before you start decorating your Christmas tree, consider the following tips that will help you to effectively manage your rental properties and keep in touch with your renters during the holidays.

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November 26, 2018