Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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.

do your no smoking and odor policies stink?

Do Your “No Smoking” And Odor Policies Stink?

While most of us are familiar with no-smoking policies for our properties, with the invention of new types of inhalants and other innovations, it is time to take a deeper look at  those policies...
What If Tenant Refuses Entry to Your Rental After Proper Notice?

What If Tenant Refuses Entry to Your Rental After Proper Notice?

This week's question follows up last week's How Can I Give Notice of Entry to Non-Responding Tenant? when the tenant will not respond to the notice. Now what if the tenant refuses entry and...
Property managers have more influence than they may think on whether single-family renters stay in the current property or decide to move on

Survey: Property Managers Affect Whether Renters Stay or Go

A new survey shows that single-family renters may be more likely to move in the next year than apartment renters, and there are some key reasons why. Property managers have more influence than they may...
How should a landlord give a notice of entry to inspect the rental property when the tenant will not respond to the notice is the question this week

How Can I Give Notice of Entry to Non-Responding Tenant?

How should a landlord give a notice of entry to inspect the rental property when the tenant will not respond to the notice is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank...
Drive-by accessibility testing is becoming more commonplace so is your rental property accessible and do you know common touchpoints?

Is Your Rental Property Accessible?

Drive-by accessibility testing is becoming more commonplace so is your rental property accessible and do you know common touchpoints? By The Fair Housing Institute You look out of your office window and see a car slowly...
My Tenant Has Taken Over Our Shared Driveway; What Do I Do?

My Tenant Has Taken Over Our Shared Driveway; What Do I Do?

How should a landlord deal with a tenant who has taken over a shared driveway is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not offering legal...
Frequent circuit breaker trips are one of4 Signs of Faulty Electrical Wiring in Rental Property

4 Signs of Faulty Electrical Wiring in Rental Property

You and your tenants should be on the outlook for these four signs of faulty electrical wiring in a rental property. By Phil Schaller There are a few telltale signs that you may have some bad...
The apartment jobs market remained strong in the second quarter of 2022, because of the robust U.S labor market fueling apartment demand.

Apartment Jobs Market Remains Strong

The apartment jobs market remained strong in the second quarter of 2022, because of the robust U.S labor market fueling apartment demand. The National Apartment Association’s Education Institute Apartment Jobs Snapshot showed employers posted more...
Going smoke-free in your rentals is important as the dangers of thirdhand smoke are not well-known as toxic chemicals stick to surfaces.

How Thirdhand Smoke Affects Your Properties

Going smoke-free in your rentals is important as the dangers of thirdhand smoke are not well-known as toxic chemicals stick to surfaces. By The Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco Prevention and Control The dangers of...
Should a landlord give separate leases to roommate tenants is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. 

Should I Give Separate Leases to Roommate Tenants?

Should a landlord give separate leases to roommate tenants is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not offering legal advice. If you have a question...