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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.

11 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Manager or property management Company

11 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Manager or Company

If you are looking considering hiring a property manager or property management company to handle your rentals here are 11 questions to ask when hiring a property manager from veteran Justin Becker. By Justin Becker If...
Will You Be Ready When the Eviction Moratorium Ends?

Will You Be Ready When the Eviction Moratorium Ends?

The national eviction moratorium will end in about a month and as a landlord do you have a plan? Which of three buckets will you be in? That is this month’s article by veteran...
6 Factors Involved in Lease Renewals Post-Pandemic

6 Factors Involved in Lease Renewals Post-Pandemic

As we work through the pandemic, here are some lease renewals thoughts that could apply post-pandemic that landlords and property managers may want to consider going forward in  2021. By Justin Becker There is no doubt...
Ask Landlord Hank If A Tenant Dies, Does His Emotional Support Dog Become A Pet?

If A Tenant Dies, Does His Emotional Support Dog Become A Pet?

A landlord asks this week about an emotional support dog and a tenant who has passed away, so that is the question for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is...
How To Avoid A Fair Housing Claim Over Source Of Income Discrimination

How Your Terms, Conditions Or Privileges Could Mean Discrimination

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on the issue of how your terms, conditions or privileges you provide prospective tenants and existing tenants could be discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. By Ellen Clark You must...
High Demand for Apartment Jobs in Portland

High Demand for Apartment Jobs in Portland

There is a high demand for apartment jobs in Portland, according to the latest report from the National Apartment Association (NAA). Apartment jobs are 52 percent of all the real-estate jobs in Portland in April...
Ask Landlord Hank: Should I Set Up A Legal Entity For My Rentals?

Ask Landlord Hank: Should I Set Up A Legal Entity For My Rentals?

A landlord asks this week about setting up a legal entity for his rentals, so that is the question for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is not offering...
10 Things To Check in a DIY Rental Property Inspection

10 Things To Check in a DIY Rental Property Inspection

Here are 10 things to check in a do-it-yourself rental property inspection from a veteran landlord and manager in the field. By Phil Schaller Conducting an informational inspection/walkthrough of your rental property is important periodically; we...
Using A Code Word Helps You Get the Right Tenant

Using A Code Word Helps You Get the Right Tenant

A veteran landlord shares one of the best methods for helping you find the perfect tenant for your property using a code word. By Scot Aubrey With summer just around the corner, I look forward to...
Dear Landlord Hank: My Tenants Want A ‘Kiddie’ Pool

Dear Landlord Hank: My Tenants Want A ‘Kiddie’ Pool

A landlord's tenants want a kiddie pool in the backyard of the landlord's rental so that is the question for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not offering legal...