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.

Ask Landlord Hank - Can tenants not running bathroom heat cause mold?

If Tenants Don’t Keep Bathroom Heat On, Can it Cause Mold?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about tenants refusing to heat bathrooms and whether it can can cause mold. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice. Dear...
Non-Paying Tenant Submitted COVID-19 Form Now What?

Non-Paying Tenant Submitted COVID-19 Form Now What?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about a non-paying tenant, who was already a problem, who has now filed a COVID-19 form. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not...
11-2-20 The 5 Best Ways to Deal with Rent Delinquencies Right Now delinquent rent payments

The 5 Best Ways to Deal with Rent Delinquencies Right Now

Landlords and tenants are facing rent delinquencies due to covid-19 so here are some thoughts to help from a veteran property manager. By Justin Becker Property Manager There is no denying that right now, COVID-19 continues to...
Seattle Rents Continue Downward Trend For Seven Months

Seattle Rents Decline Again As Downward Trend Continues

Seattle rents declined 4.2 percent over the past month, and are down sharply by 12.2 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from Apartment List. Currently, median rents in Seattle are $1,483 for a one-bedroom...

Strong Leasing Leads To Increased Apartment Jobs Demand

A resurgence of apartment leasing activity during the third quarter of 2020 yielded a strong demand for skilled professionals, according to the latest jobs report from the National Apartment Association (NAA). The NAA Education Institute’s...
Ask Landlord Hank: Can I Evict Tenants Due To Damage To The Home?

Ask Landlord Hank: Can I Evict Tenants Due To Damage To The Home?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank comes from a landlord asking whether he can evict tenants who have damaged his rental. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal...
Portland Rents Continue Decline While Some Metro Rents Grow

Portland Rents Continue Decline While Some Metro Rents Grow

Portland rents declined again last month for the seventh straight month, while rent continues to increase in some cities in the metro area, according to the latest report from Apartment List. Portland rents were down...
Multifamily Investor CEO Says Phoenix Is Affordable, Tax-Attractive City

Multifamily Investor CEO Says Phoenix Is Affordable, Tax-Attractive City

Western Wealth Capital recently acquired a 659-unit Tempe apartment complex, its 54th acquisition in the Phoenix market, and CEO Janet LePage discussed the current environment in a recent interview with Rental Housing Journal because...
5 Inexpensive Ways to Attract New Tenants

5 Inexpensive Ways to Attract New Tenants

Here are 5 inexpensive ways you might find helpful to attract new tenants from Keepe, the on-demand maintenance company. Your primary role as a property manager is to fill your vacancies with new renters. This...
Landlord references from ask landlord hank

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,...