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.

Can You Renovate A Rental On A Shoe-String Budget Flooring Part 2

Can You Do A Rental Renovation On A Shoe-String Budget? Part 2

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 and how to...
Growing Rent Debt and eviction a Threat to Rental Housing Security

Growing Rent Debt a Threat to Rental Housing Security

Rent debt will be a persistent threat to the housing security of millions of renters, along with eviction, as 28 percent of renters are starting the year with unpaid rent bills from previous months,...
Exodus from Gateway Markets Drives Rent Declines

Exodus from Gateway Markets Drives Rent Declines

Rent declines led to multifamily rents ending the year relatively flat with a slight downward tilt, but the extreme division between expensive gateway markets and their neighboring lower-cost metros continued into December, according to...
How Covid-19 Has Changed Security for Landlords

How Covid-19 Has Changed Security for Landlords

How COVID-19 has changed security for landlords and some of thethe solutions that are solving the problems it has caused. By Saurabh Bajaj Property management requires landlords to be constantly accessible to address physical security matters...
Portland Rents Continue 9-Month Trend Of Declines

Portland Rents Continue 9-Month Trend Of Declines

Portland rents have declined 0.9 percent over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 7.0 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from Apartment List. This is the ninth straight month the City of...
Rental Property Cameras: Can I Use Them To Protect My Rental Property?

Rental Property Cameras: Can I Use Them To Protect My Rental Property?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about using rental property cameras to protect rental property. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice so check your local...
5 Signs an Applicant Will Be a Good Tenant For Your Rental Property

5 Signs An Applicant Will Be a Good Tenant For Your Rental Property

We all strive to find a good tenant, so here are five signs that an applicant will be a good tenant for your rental property from Keepe, the on-demand maintenance and repair company. When you’re...
How Do I Stop Second-Hand Smoke Coming into My Apartment Ask Landlord Hank

How Do I Stop Second-Hand Smoke Coming into My Apartment?

We have been getting a lot of questions about second-hand smoke during the pandemic so if a tenant has a problem with second-hand smoke coming into their apartment, what should you do is the...
The Benefits of Being Pet-Friendly For Rental Property Owners

The Benefits of Being Pet-Friendly For Rental Property Owners

Rental property owners are now integrating pet-friendly amenities in their apartments to allow renters to keep their favorite animal companions. By Justin Becker The dog is humankind’s best friend, and this explains why it is the...
How To Determine Competitive Rent In Class C Building?

How To Determine Competitive Rent In Class C Building?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about how to determine competitive rent in a Class C building. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney and is not giving legal advice. Dear Landlord Hank: I'm...