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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.

Landlords should ask the right questions of their attorney and their tenants during the federal eviction moratorium

7 Insights for Landlords on the Federal Eviction Moratorium

Two attorneys last year joined the National Real Estate Investors Association for an online discussion to help landlords and property managers understand how best to deal with the federal eviction moratorium. The nationwide federal eviction...
Can You Really Renovate A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget?

Can You Really Renovate A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget? Part 1

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord and property manager, on how to reduce material costs and...
Veteran property owner and manager Justin Becker has some ways you can get more rental applications in this time of the pandemic.

6 Ways To Get More Rental Applications Now

Veteran property owner and manager Justin Becker has some ways you can get more rental applications in this time of the pandemic. By Justin Becker How do you get more rental applications? This is the cornerstone...
Renovation Of A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget Part 3

Renovation Of A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget Part 3

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord and property manager, on his rental renovation how to reduce...
Can You Renovate A Rental On A Shoe-String Budget Flooring Part 2

Can You Do A Rental Renovation On A Shoe-String Budget? Part 2

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord and property manager, on his rental renovation and how to...
Growing Rent Debt and eviction a Threat to Rental Housing Security

Growing Rent Debt a Threat to Rental Housing Security

Rent debt will be a persistent threat to the housing security of millions of renters, along with eviction, as 28 percent of renters are starting the year with unpaid rent bills from previous months,...
Exodus from Gateway Markets Drives Rent Declines

Exodus from Gateway Markets Drives Rent Declines

Rent declines led to multifamily rents ending the year relatively flat with a slight downward tilt, but the extreme division between expensive gateway markets and their neighboring lower-cost metros continued into December, according to...
How Covid-19 Has Changed Security for Landlords

How Covid-19 Has Changed Security for Landlords

How COVID-19 has changed security for landlords and some of thethe solutions that are solving the problems it has caused. By Saurabh Bajaj Property management requires landlords to be constantly accessible to address physical security matters...
Portland Rents Continue 9-Month Trend Of Declines

Portland Rents Continue 9-Month Trend Of Declines

Portland rents have declined 0.9 percent over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 7.0 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from Apartment List. This is the ninth straight month the City of...
Rental Property Cameras: Can I Use Them To Protect My Rental Property?

Rental Property Cameras: Can I Use Them To Protect My Rental Property?

This week the question forĀ Ask Landlord Hank is about using rental property cameras to protect rental property. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your local...