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.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Successful Property Managers

What are 7 habits of highly successful property managers? Buildium.com did a webinar to explore 7 ways that property managers can better organize their daily routines while the chaos of property management problems rage...
Can a Landlord Charge a Non-Refundable Pet Deposit for Support Animal?

Can a Landlord Charge a Non-Refundable Pet Deposit for Support Animal?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about a non-refundable pet deposit and support animal. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your local ordinances. Dear Landlord...
4 Ways To Be Proactive In Rental Property Maintenance

4 Ways To Be Proactive In Rental Property Maintenance

Wish you had been more proactive in your rental property maintenance when you get that maintenance call or text from a tenant? The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe helps make sure you are...
Apartment Job Openings Strong in Seattle, Portland

Apartment Job Openings Strong in Seattle, Portland

Apartment job openings in Seattle and Portland were strong in the most recent report from the National Apartment Association’s Education Institute. The Apartment Jobs Snapshot showed 10,224 apartment jobs were available, accounting for 34.8 percent...
Is Your Rental Housing A Target For Unwanted Bird Nests?

Is Your Rental Housing A Target For Unwanted Bird Nests?

The maintenance check up this week, provided by Keepe,  asks whether your rental housing may be a target for unwanted bird nests. You wake up on a Saturday, make yourself some coffee and a bagel, open up the newspaper...
renters priorities in apartment search

Renters’ Priorities Shift from Lower Cost to More Space

Renters’ priorities have shifted, and now “more space” beats “cheaper.” In their apartment search prospective renters are looking for better apartment deals with open-air amenities and more living space, preferably in the city in...
3 Tips to Keep You Out of Landlord Rehab

3 Tips to Keep You Out of Landlord Rehab

If you are a struggling landlord right now, fellow landlord David Pickron suggests three things you should think about if you are dealing with a tenant who is not paying you and feels entitled...
Tenant Owes $8,800 In Unpaid Back Rent, But State Has Eviction Ban, What Should I Do Landlord Hank

Tenant Owes $8,800 In Unpaid Back Rent, But State Has Eviction Ban, What Should...

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about unpaid back rent and the eviction ban. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your local ordinances. (Editors...
National Rent Index Shows Largest Monthly Jump Since June 2019

National Rent Index Shows Largest Monthly Jump Since June 2019

The national rent index is up by 0.7 percent month-over-month, representing the second straight month of positive rent price growth and the largest monthly increase since June 2019 when the market was in the...
Landlord Hank: How Can I Evict A Hoarder During COVID-19?

Landlord Hank: How Can I Evict A Hoarder During COVID-19?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about a hoarder and whether an eviction can happen during covid-19. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your...