Sunday, May 19, 2024

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.

My Tenant Wants To Repaint His Unit – What Should I Do Landlord Hank??

My Tenant Wants To Repaint His Unit – What Should I Do?

When a tenant wants to repaint his unit, a question that often comes up, should we let the a new tenant repaint his unit? On his page,  Ask Landlord Hank answers questions from other...

7 Ways To Handle Noise Complaints In Rental Housing

Noisy tenants can be a real headache for landlords so here are some suggestions in 7 ways to handle noise complaints in rental housing the right way. By James Durr If you are the landlord of...
Your company may need leasing centralization especially if you have limited staffing and reduced resident service levels.

The Leasing Centralization Conundrum: When is the Right Time?

What are the indications your company may need leasing centralization especially if you have limited staffing and reduced resident service levels. By Katie Nelson  Seldom part of the apartment sector’s vernacular prior to 2020, the term...
Frozen pipes in rentals - are they a big deal is the question several landlords were asking this week for Ask Landlord Hank. 

Landlord Hank: Are Frozen Pipes In Rentals A Big Deal?

Frozen pipes in rentals - are they a big deal is the question several landlords were asking this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is not offering legal...
Here are the top 10 features in apartments – as well as the top 10 community amenities – today’s renters say they want

Top 10 Features and Amenities Today’s Renters Want

Here are the top 10 features in apartments – as well as the top 10 community amenities – today’s renters say they want, based on the 2024 NMHC and Grace Hill Renter Preferences Survey...
Fair and safe policy making in rental communities involves adaptable supervision policies, appropriate technology access for youth

Inclusive Rental Communities: Fair and Safe Policy Making

Fair and safe policy making involves adaptable supervision policies, appropriate technology access for youth, and uniform application of safety measures to avoid discrimination and fair housing violations in rental communities. By The Fair Housing Institute To...
Who’s Responsible For Smoke Detector Batteries In Rentals Landlord Hank??

Who’s Responsible For Smoke Detector Batteries In Rentals?

Replacing smoke detector batteries in rentals is a question that comes up often. So whose responsibility is it is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he...
There are two types of applicant background checks that you truly must avoid like the plague if you want to be a successful housing provider

Avoid These Two Applicant Background Checks At All Cost

There are two types of applicant background checks that you truly must avoid like the plague if you want to be a successful housing provider for very long. By Scot Aubrey Variations of the phrase “avoid...
Welcoming More Pets Can Lead To Better Retention, More Revenue

Welcoming More Pets Can Lead To Better Retention, More Revenue

Lifting pet and breed restrictions and welcoming more pets can lead to higher tenant retention rates, an increase in pet-related revenue and building stronger communities. By Judy Bellack Michelson Found Animals Lifting breed and weight restrictions for...
Multifamily parking has a significant influence on reputation and is one of the most mentioned amenities in reviews of multifamily properties.

Multifamily Parking: Too Many People – Too Few Spots

Multifamily parking has a significant influence on reputation and is one of the most mentioned amenities in all levels of reviews of multifamily properties. By Kevin Juhasz Metropolitan areas are awash in parking, which gives the...