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.

How Do I Get Tenants Out Who Have Damaged My Rental Property?

How Do I Get Tenants Out Who Have Damaged My Rental Property?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about how to get tenants out who have damaged rental property in the time of the pandemic and eviction moratoriums. Remember Landlord Hank is not an...
4 Kinds Of Front Doors For Your Rental And Pros And Cons Of Each

4 Kinds Of Front Doors For Your Rental And Pros And Cons Of Each

Here is a look at 4 kinds of front doors you can choose for your rental property when you are making repairs or replacing and the pros and cons of each. The look, feel and...
Credit Scores for Lease Applicants Are Rising

Credit Scores for Lease Applicants Are Rising

Good credit is becoming increasingly crucial for renting an apartment and according to RentCafe’s latest report, the credit scores of renters and lease applicants has been going up one point each year since 2018. “Specifically,...
rents decline more slowly as impact of COVID-19 on the market is continuing to stabilize

Rents in Hard-Hit Metros May Have Reached the Bottom

The impact of COVID-19 on the market is continuing to stabilize and “our national index ticked up by 0.1 percent from December to January, the first monthly increase that we’ve seen since last August,”...
Fewer Rent Concessions In Fourth Quarter Suggest Demand Is Returning

Fewer Rent Concessions In Fourth Quarter Suggest Demand Is Returning

Fewer rent concessions in the fourth quarter suggest that demand is recovering or rents are being reset, according to the most recent report from Yardi Matrix. “Multifamily concessions rose sharply in the spring and fall...
7 Ways to Get Smoking Under Control in Non-Smoking Apartments

7 Ways to Get Smoking Under Control in Non-Smoking Apartments

Landlords and building managers have to deal with several kinds of issues daily. Most of these are routine: a leaky faucet, a faulty smoke alarm, and so on. However, in view of the current...
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...