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.

Need to Sell A Rental Property, But Have Long-Term Tenant in Place

Need to Sell A Rental Property, But Have Long-Term Tenant in Place

When to sell a rental property is a question faced by many real estate investors so in this week’s Ask Landlord Hank  he offers some suggestions. Dear Landlord Hank, We have a 13-year tenant, on month-to-month, with...
Renter needs are more about good customer service than fancy granite countertops

Properties, Property Managers Must Adapt to Renter Needs, Changes

Renters are changing, and the properties and property managers of the future are going to have to be increasingly flexible to adapt to evolving renter needs, says Buildium in its 2020 Renters’ Report. Property managers...
Tenant screening services for landlords are not all the same writes David Pickron

Successful Landlords Know All Tenant Screening Companies Are Not The Same

Tenant screening services for landlords are not all the same writes veteran investigator and rental property owner David Pickron who offers several cautions to landlords. By David Pickron Rent Perfect When you’re shopping for a shirt, it’s...
6 signs air conditioner repair may be needed at your rental property

6 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair Now

Air conditioner repair is not a surprise you want when tenants call so this week's maintenance tip from Keepe is to watch for 6 signs you may need a repair. The summer heat is here...
Rents Declined The Most In Portland Year-Over-Year

National Rents Continue Downward In May

National rents continued their downward trend in May, reaching their lowest year-over-year level since February 2011, according to the latest report from Yardi Matrix. During what would typically be prime leasing season, rents decreased by...
Ask Landlord Hank: I Think My Tenants Have Been Smoking Inside; How Do I Prove it?

Ask Landlord Hank: I Think My Tenants Have Been Smoking Inside; How Do I...

Tenants smoking inside rental property can be a real headache for property managers so in this week’s Ask Landlord Hank question he offers some suggestions on how to know find out if tenants have...
How The Strain From The Pandemic Has Impacted Our Property Management Business

How The Strain From The Pandemic Has Impacted Our Property Management Business

By Ron Garcia Garcia Group Property Management I want to give you an update on the status of Covid-19 housing policies. However, I want to be candid and tell you that I wish I had more...
3 Ways A Property Manager Can Stand Out from the Competition

3 Ways A Property Manager Can Stand Out from the Competition

Property management is one of the most demanding careers in the real-estate industry so how does a property manager stand out from the competition? That is this week's tip from Keepe the maintenance company. Meeting...
Reflections on Being a Portland Landlord During the Pandemic

Reflections on Being a Portland Landlord During the Pandemic

By Cliff Hockley Bluestone & Hockley Property Management As I am sure you have heard, the national unemployment numbers are dismal; the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate rose by 10.3 percentage points...

I Have A Tenant Couple Who Fight On A Regular Basis – What Do...

Ask Landlord Hank this week is the question, "What do you do with a tenant couple who fight on a regular basis in your rental and calls the police ?"  Each week veteran landlord...