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 Evict a Tenant for Discharging a Pistol?

Can You Evict a Tenant for Discharging a Pistol?

Guns in apartments can be a difficult question for landlords and this week the question for Ask Landlord Hank involves whether you can evict a tenant for discharging a pistol. Dear Landlord Hank: Can a tenant...
What Is A Landlord to Do in These Difficult Times

What Is A Landlord to Do in These Difficult Times?

What is a landlord to do in these difficult times dealing with covid-19, moratoriums from city, state and federal governments along with rent not coming in regularly from tenants. Here are some thoughts from...
Portland's New F.A.I.R. Housing Ordinance

New Administrative Rules Proposed To Fair Access in Renting Ordinance

Some new rules are proposed for Portland's fair access in renting ordinance so Ron Garcia offers his opinion. By Ron Garcia The Garcia Group “We’re in the middle of one the greatest transformational periods of our lifetime....
Some Types of Rent Payments Show Less Decline During Pandemic

Some Types of Rent Payments Show Less Decline During Pandemic

Property manager Justin Becker shares some of his thoughts on why some types of rent payments show less decline during the pandemic. By Justin Becker Property Manager Facing a pandemic has been difficult enough on its own,...
5 Steps To Detect Mold Problems in Your Properties

Summer Humidity: 5 Steps To Find Mold Problems in Your Rental Property

With the humidity of summer hitting, here are 5 steps to check to detect mold problems in your rental property, the weekly maintenance tip from Keepe. Mold can not only lead to structural damage to...
Rental Property Gutters: The Hot Maintenance Job of the Month

Rental Property Gutters: The Hot Maintenance Job of the Month

The hot maintenance job this past month has been gutters and rental property gutter cleaning needs, according to Keepe's maintenance folks out in the field. With the fall leaf season fast approaching, Keepe has been...
Emotional support dog - Landlord must pay tenant whose allergies were triggered by neighbor's emotional support dog

Landlord Must Pay Tenant Allergic to Neighbor’s Emotional Support Dog

A court has ruled that a landlord caught in a “pickle” must pay a tenant with dog allergies the value of one month’s rent because a nearby apartment was leased to another tenant with...
5 Tips for Child-proofing Rental Property as a Property Manager

5 Tips for Child-proofing Rental Property as a Property Manager

Here are 5 tips for child-proofing rental property to help property managers keep their rentals safe, according to Keepe the maintenance company. As a property manager, there are lots of safety upgrades that you can...
How Property Managers Are Managing COVID-19 Cautions in Apartment Communal Spaces

How Property Managers Are Managing COVID-19 Cautions in Apartment Communal Spaces

How property managers, landlords and other apartment operators are making decisions on how to open apartment communal spaces. By Holly Welles It's now time for many businesses across different industries to reopen their doors amid the...
What to Do During Plumbing Emergencies In Rental Property

What to Do During Plumbing Emergencies In Rental Property

How to handle plumbing emergencies in rental property is this week's maintenance tip from Keepe, the on-demand maintenance company. If you manage rental property, you and your tenants are bound to experience plumbing emergencies at...