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.

How to Manage Tenant Subleasing With Minimal Risk

How to Manage Tenant Subleasing With Minimal Risk

In this time of the pandemic many tenants are facing challenges, leading some to look at subleasing, also called subletting, their current rental property in order to move. Here are some tips for landlords...
How Tenant COVID-19 Behavior Is A Predictor of the Future

How Tenant COVID-19 Behavior Is A Predictor of the Future

How tenant covid-19 behavior can be a predictor of the future in today’s challenging rental housing environment is the advice from veteran landlord David Pickron. By David Pickron Knowing how your applicant did in the COVID-19...
Ask Landlord Hank – A Tenant Has Questions About Landlord Obligations

Ask Landlord Hank – A Tenant Has Questions About Landlord Obligations

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank comes from a tenant asking about repairs and landlord obligations for rental property. Dear Landlord Hank, I live in subsidized housing and have been having many issues with...
How to Remove Smoke Smells From a Rental Unit

How to Remove Smoke Smells From a Rental Unit

Sometimes despite a landlord's best screening efforts and a property manager's rules against smoking, you can still end up needing to remove smoke smells from a rental unit. Maybe you have no-smoking rules, and...
5 Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing Property Management Software

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing Property Management Software

Property management involves a lot of hurdles that leaves managers frustrated and stressful at times, so here are 5 tips on choosing property management software from Keepe, the on-demand maintenance company. The job profile is...
Yardi Matrix September report Affordable multifamily markets in high demand

Affordable multifamily markets in high demand

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rents have only fluctuated by a few dollars each month – contrary to what many in the multifamily markets initially feared, according to Yardi Matrix. “However, there are significant...
Landlords should ask the right questions of their attorney and their tenants during the federal eviction moratorium

7 Insights for Landlords on the New Federal Eviction Moratorium

Two attorneys recently joined the National Real Estate Investors Association for an online discussion to help landlords and property managers understand how best to deal with the new federal eviction moratorium. A new nationwide federal...
CDC Issues Guidance on FAQs About its Eviction Moratorium

CDC Issues Guidance on FAQs About its Eviction Moratorium

Some guidance on frequently asked questions about the CDC eviction moratorium has been provided by the CDC, and the National Apartment Association (NAA) has provided a look at these questions and answers, according to...
Help for a Portland Landlord Trying to Decide What to Do on subletting

Help for a Portland Landlord Trying to Decide What to Do

This week a Portland landlord asks about tenant subletting while rental property is on the market and what they should do - the question for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney...
Are You Making Any Of These 5 Rental Property Management Mistakes?

Are You Making Any Of These 5 Rental Property Management Mistakes?

Here are 5 rental property management mistakes that Keepe, the on-demand maintenance company, sometimes sees at rental properties. Managing a rental property can be challenging even for the most experienced property managers. As a property...