Saturday, September 18, 2021

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.

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Rental Maintenance Jobs In High Demand In Portland, Seattle

Rental housing maintenance jobs are in high demand in Portland and Seattle, according to the latest jobs report from the National Apartment Association. So far this year’s record-breaking apartment rent growth and occupancy has driven...
Do I Have to Paint and Replace Flooring for a Long-Term Tenant?

Do I Have to Paint and Replace Flooring for a Long-Term Tenant?

When do rental property managers have an obligation to do upgrades for long-term tenants, such as replace flooring or painting, is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Dear Landlord Hank, I have had a...
7 Lease Renewal Incentives Landlords Should Consider to keep tenants long term

7 Lease Renewal Incentives Landlords Should Consider

When you get reliable tenants, you naturally want them to stick around as long as possible so here are 7 lease renewal incentives landlords can use with the unpredictable housing market right now. By Justin...
Which Rental Property Flooring Is Best For You And Tenants?

Which Rental Property Flooring Is Best For You And Your Tenants?

Which type of rental property flooring is best for you and your tenants to both help with maintenance costs and still be attractive to get new tenants? The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe...
How Can I Get A Tenant To Stop Smoking In Non-Smoking Unit Landlord Hank?

How Can I Get A Tenant To Stop Smoking In My Non-Smoking Unit?

A property manager asks this week how to stop tenant smoking in a non-smoking unit, is a question that comes up often. So  how to prove tenant smoking is the question for Ask Landlord...
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,...