Thursday, May 26, 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.

6 Things To Look For In Choosing The Right Rental Property Flooring

6 Things To Look For In Choosing The Right Rental Property Flooring

Choosing the right flooring for your rental property gives you several important options to consider so here are six things to look at for your property flooring. By Lillian Connors Choosing the best flooring for your...

7 Types Of Kitchen Countertops For Your Rental Properties and Apartments

The maintenance checkup this week, provided by Keepe, looks at 7 types of kitchen countertops for your rental properties and apartments and which works best for you. Appliances aren’t the only thing that can make or break an...
Portable Cooling Devices and the ORLTA: How SB 1536 Affects You and Oregon

Portable Cooling Devices and the ORLTA: How SB 1536 Affects You

Portable cooling devices, Oregon SB 1536, and how this law impacts both landlords and tenants and the requirements it places on them. By Bradley S. Kraus Partner, Warren Allen LLP The 2022 legislative session has concluded. When...
Here are three steps to becoming a successful "lazy" landlord that you can implement starting today to transform your management style. 

Three Steps to Becoming a Successful, Lazy Landlord

Here are three steps to becoming a successful "lazy" landlord that you can implement starting today to begin the process of transforming your management style. By Scot Aubrey On my first trip to the doctor’s office...
A landlord wants to know what to do if there is a dead smoke detector in his rental property and tenants are not telling him about it or fixing

Tenants Not Telling Landlord About Dead Smoke Detector, Now What?

A landlord wants to know what to do if there is a dead smoke detector in his rental property and tenants are not telling him about it or fixing it is question this week...
Key Components of Effective Communication with Residents

Key Components of Effective Communication with Residents

Here are some of the key components of effective communication with residents when there is such a wide variety of multifamily communication channels. By Kristina Rauscher Having an effective communication plan for on-site property teams to...
A landlord asking what is the best approach for operating and managing a rental property is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank.

What Is Best Approach for Operating and Managing a Rental Property?

A landlord asking what is the best approach for operating and managing a rental property is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is not offering...
ADA, HUD, the Fair Housing Act: Which One Applies to Housing and Support Animals and service animal

ADA, HUD, the Fair Housing Act: Which One Applies to Housing and Support Animals?

With many different laws governing service animals, it can be confusing as to which ones apply to housing providers and what questions they are allowed to ask. This article will review the different laws...
Multiple Tenants On Lease: Can One Bad Applicant Spoil the Whole Bunch?

Multiple Tenants On Lease: Can One Bad Applicant Spoil the Whole Bunch?

As rents increase more rental properties are being shared by more than one tenant, so here are three questions to answer before you sign with multiple tenants on the lease. By David Pickron It might seem...
3 Common Plumbing Emergencies In Rental Properties And What To Do

3 Common Plumbing Emergencies In Rental Properties And What To Do

Here are several common plumbing emergencies in rental properties and what to do in each case. By Phil Schaller Plumbing issues can range from a rapidly flooding basement to a small leak. All of these issues...