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.

As landlords we know these are crazy times and we may not be near the end, so here are 5 critical resources landlords should use in these crazy landlord times from veteran real estate investor and property manager David Pickron.

Crazy Landlord Times; Are We Near the End?

As landlords we know these are crazy times and we may not be near the end, so here are 5 critical resources landlords should use in these crazy landlord times from veteran real estate...
How Should I Best Assess Late Fees For My Rentals?

How Should I Best Assess Late Fees For My Rentals?

How best to assess late fees for rentals is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is not offering legal advice. If you have a question...
6 signs air conditioner repair may be needed at your rental property

4 Ways to Reduce Rental Property Maintenance and Repair Costs

Rental property repair and management costs are one of the many expenses that you cannot escape when managing a rental property, so this week's maintenance tip from Keepe shows some ways to save. From a...
Who’s Responsible For Smoke Detector Batteries In Rentals Landlord Hank??

Who’s Responsible For Smoke Detector Batteries In Rentals?

Replacing smoke detector batteries in rentals is a question that comes up often. So whose responsibility is it is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he...
Landlord references from ask landlord hank

What Should I Ask A Previous Landlord About My Tenant Applicant?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank comes from a landlord asking about landlord references for his tenant applicant. Dear Landlord Hank, What should I be asking a prospective tenant’s landlord, or previous landlord references,...
What to Do During Plumbing Emergencies In Rental Property

What Are First Steps In Plumbing Emergencies In Rental Property?

How to handle plumbing emergencies in rental property is this week's maintenance tip from Keepe, the on-demand maintenance company. If you manage rental property, you and your tenants are bound to experience plumbing emergencies at...
How Do You Tell A Routine Tenant Maintenance Request from a Real Emergency Landlord Hank?

How Do You Tell A Routine Maintenance Request from a Real Emergency?

How do you tell when a tenant has a routine maintenance request or a real emergency is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is not...
How to Remove Smoke Smells From a Rental Unit

6 Ways To To Rid Smoke Smells From Rental Units

Here are 6 ways to rid smoke smells from your rental units because sometimes despite a landlord's best screening efforts and a property manager's rules against smoking, you can still end up needing to...
Landlord Hank: How Can You Help Out a Tenant with Bad Credit?

Landlord Hank: How Can You Help Out a Tenant with Bad Credit?

How can you help out a tenant with bad credit is is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is not offering legal advice. If...
6 signs air conditioner repair may be needed at your rental property

Is Air Conditioning In Your Rentals Ready For This Heat?

Temperatures are getting really hot this summer and air conditioning repair is not a surprise you want when tenants call. This week's maintenance tip from Keepe is to watch for 6 signs you may...