Thursday, October 21, 2021
Home Management & Maintenance

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.

7 Top Challenges Facing Rental Housing Property Managers

7 Top Challenges Facing Rental Housing Property Managers

A new survey by the National Apartment Association (NAA) shows the top seven challenges facing rental housing property managers today, with the No. 1 challenge – not unlike many other businesses – being recruitment,...
Can Tenants Dictate When I Need To Enter My Rental?

Can Tenants Dictate When I Need To Enter My Rental?

When a landlord needs to "enter my rental" to fix or prevent a maintenance problem how much notice is required for tenants is this week's question. On his page,  Ask Landlord Hank answers questions from...
6 Ways To Trash Your Apartment Waste Management Issues

6 Ways To Trash Your Apartment Waste Management Issues

The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on the challenges of apartment waste management and trash. Whether you manage a single apartment complex or multiple high-rise apartment buildings, your waste and recycling systems should...
I Hate to Say I Told You So, but ‘Renter-Protection’ Policies Aren’t Working

I Hate to Say I Told You So, but ‘Renter-Protection’ Policies Aren’t Working

A vice president of residential rental operations and veteran property manager writes about why renter protection policies are not working. By Cory Brewer I have spent a lot of my time this year trying to get...
Rental Property Gutters: The Hot Maintenance Job of the Month

4 Signs Your Rental Property Gutters May Need A Fall Cleaning

This week's maintenance tip is a reminder that fall leaf season means now is a good time to check your rental property gutters to prevent overflowing gutters, so here 4 signs your gutters may...
A Step-by-Step Maintenance Guide to Unclog a Dryer Vent

A Step-by-Step Maintenance Guide to Unclog a Dryer Vent

This rental property maintenance guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to unclog a dryer vent in your rental property. By Rental Riff Dryer vents can be hazardous if not maintained properly. Your guide to a clear...
Emotional Support Animals and the Fair Housing Act

Emotional Support Animals and the Fair Housing Act

Emotional support animals, rental housing issues and the Fair Housing Act create more questions than just about any other topic we see. Here is some help with the issues and remember this is not...
10 Rental Property Maintenance Items To Check This Fall  

10 Rental Property Maintenance Items To Check This Fall  

The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on 10 rental property maintenance items to check this fall in and around your property. Maintaining your rental property on a seasonal basis allows you to charge the...
4 Steps To Prevent Mold In Your Rental Property Attic

4 Steps To Prevent Mold In Your Rental Property Attic

Did you know mold can grow in the attic of your rental property and may have been made worse during the pandemic so here are 4 steps to prevent mold in your rental property...
Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment - Staff and Resident Relationships

Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment – Staff and Resident Relationships

What needs to be done to avoid fair housing sexual harassment complaints involving staff, residents and vendors from the Fair Housing Institute. By The Fair Housing Institute What is sexual harassment in fair housing? Sexual harassment...