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Management & Maintenance

This department of Rental Housing Journal is your source for property management and maintenance information. Whether you’re an independent landlord, portfolio manager, on-site community manager, leasing agent or apartment maintenance professional, the site is dedicated to bringing tips, best practices and information to help make your job easier and keep you up to date and educated.

National Rent Index Shows Largest Monthly Jump Since June 2019

National Rent Index Shows Largest Monthly Jump Since June 2019

The national rent index is up by 0.7 percent month-over-month, representing the second straight month of positive rent price growth and the largest monthly increase since June 2019 when the market was in the...
Landlord Hank: How Can I Evict A Hoarder During COVID-19?

Landlord Hank: How Can I Evict A Hoarder During COVID-19?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about a hoarder and whether an eviction can happen during covid-19. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your...
Camera Technology Helps Apartments Document Waste Diversion

Camera Technology Helps Apartments Document Waste Diversion

The Environmental Protection Agency increasing focus on recycling of bulk materials, so camera technology helps apartment communities document waste diversion rates to impress investors, meet corporate goals, satisfy mandates. By Paul Bergeron Commercial and residential real...
7 Checklist Items Outside For Spring Rental Property Maintenance

7 Checklist Items Outside For Spring Rental Property Maintenance

As warmer weather begins to show up, here are 7 checklist items for spring rental property maintenance outside provided by Keepe the on-demand maintenance company. Spring is the best time to plan and get to work...
4 Ways to Balance the Needs of Pets and Residents in Multifamily Communities

4 Ways to Balance the Needs of Pets and Residents in Multifamily Communities

How one large multifamily operator can balance the needs of pets and residents with more than 4,000 pets living in their multifamily communities. By Kris Servidio and Jacie Good Mark-Taylor Properties Pets have become more and more...
How Do I Prove My Tenants are Legal with Medical Marijuana?

How Do I Prove My Tenants are Legal with Medical Marijuana?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about medical marijuana and tenants. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your local ordinances. Dear Landlord Hank: I...
7 Mold Preventative Maintenance Steps For Kitchens And Bathrooms

7 Mold Preventative Maintenance Steps For Kitchens And Bathrooms

Mold preventative maintenance for your rental property is the maintenance checkup this week, provided by Keepe. Knowledge about what causes mold growth and mold preventative maintenance is key to guaranteeing a safe, healthy living environment for tenants. Property managers...
Gen Z Renters Drawn to Vibrant Smaller Towns over Urban Centers

Gen Z Renters Drawn to Vibrant Smaller Towns over Urban Centers

Unlike their millennial peers, Gen Z renters seem to favor vibrant small towns concentrated in America's heartland, far from the ubiquitous coastal cities, according to a new study from RentCafe. “Younger people are willing to...
Property Manager Charging Pet Fee for Assistance Animal Leads to HUD Discrimination Charge

Property Manager Charging Pet Fee for Assistance Animal Leads to HUD Discrimination Charge

A rental property owner and the property manager have been charged with discrimination for telling a prospective tenant she would have to pay hundreds of dollars in pet fees for her assistance animal, according...
5 Ways to Increase Rental Housing Revenue or Rents in 2021

5 Ways to Increase Rental Housing Revenue or Rents in 2021

Many landlords and property managers had a tough year in 2020 with lost revenue and continue to struggle with some tenants heading into 2021 so here are 5 ways you may increase rental housing...