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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.

Portland Rents Continue On Downward Track For Another Month

Portland Rents Continue On Downward Track For Another Month

Portland rents have declined sharply by 1.6 percent over the past month, and have decreased by 6.5 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from Apartment List. This is the eighth straight month the city...
9 Ways to Get Rid of Mice in Rental Properties

9 Ways to Get Rid of Mice in Rental Properties

Mice in rental properties can be a real headache for property managers and landlords so here are some ways to get rid of them. By Evelyn Long Mice are an occasional reality for any homeowner, but...
How Do You Keep Tenants From Going Overboard With Holiday Lights?

How Do You Keep Tenants From Going Overboard With Holiday Lights?

Can tenants go overboard with holiday lights especially in a multifamily property is the question for Ask Landlord Hank this week. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice. Dear Landlord Hank:...
Everything Landlords Should Know About Emotional Support Animals

Everything Landlords Should Know About Emotional Support Animals

Emotional support animals can be a challenge and landlords and requests may catch a property manager off guard so here are some options to think about. By Holly Welles Owning a rental property presents many challenges...
Cars pass by the Amazon distribution warehouse in the industrial area of Fontana, California in the Inland Empire where Secondary Market Rents Soar

Secondary Market Rents Soar While Primary Markets Plummet

Secondary market rents are growing as rent growth is varying across markets as the divide between gateway and secondary metros continues to increase with the pandemic, according to the October report from Yardi Matrix. “With...
Do We Have Any Recourse With Property Management Company Over Tenant Damages?

Do We Have Any Recourse With Property Management Company Over Tenant Damages?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about how a property management company deals with tenant damage. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice. Dear Landlord Hank, We inherited...
Justice Department Sues Apartment Owners, Managers for Racial Discrimination

Justice Department Sues Apartment Owners, Managers for Racial Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination by the owners, operators and rental agent of several apartment complexes in Pearl, Miss., and violation of the Fair Housing Act by...
For rent and How 2020 Can Positively Affect Your Assets And Rentals In 2021

How 2020 Can Positively Affect Your Assets And Rentals In 2021

David Pickron offers some thoughts on how the year 2020, like any challenging circumstance, should cause us to take the time to pause and reflect on what we learned and how that will serve...
10 Ways Apartment Amenities Have Changed During Covid-19

10 Ways Apartment Amenities Have Changed During Covid-19

The truth is that apartment amenities have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they will continue to do so for the foreseeable future so here are 10 ways and more they have changed. By Justin...
Who Are Your Renters, and Who Will They Be In the Future?

Who Are Your Renters, and Who Will They Be In the Future?

Given current market conditions, now is the time to analyze who are your renters and who they will be in the future, recommends John Burns Real Estate Consulting. The consulting group analyzes trends for their...