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 signs air conditioner repair may be needed at your rental property

Is Air Conditioning In Your Rentals Ready For This Heat?

Temperatures are getting really hot this summer and air conditioning repair is not a surprise you want when tenants call. This week's maintenance tip from Keepe is to watch for 6 signs you may...
What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Tenants Post-Pandemic?

What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Tenants Post-Pandemic?

Tenants are thinking a little differently now post-pandemic, so what are the 3 most important things to tenants and what  things in rentals are they are looking for these days? By Justin Becker There is no...
Why I Like My Rental Properties’ Nosy Neighbors

Why I Like My Rental Properties’ Nosy Neighbors

As landlords we want to know who is on our rental properties and what they are doing there, but we are not always on our property but often neighbors are nearby. So what is...
11 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Manager or property management Company

11 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Manager or Company

If you are looking considering hiring a property manager or property management company to handle your rentals here are 11 questions to ask when hiring a property manager from veteran Justin Becker. By Justin Becker If...
The Scoop On How Pet DNA Testing Fixes Your Apartment Poop Problem

The Scoop On How Pet DNA Testing Fixes Your Apartment Poop Problem

Pets are a way of life in rental housing and if you want your rentals fully leased, pet owners are a key tenant demographic you want to keep and apartment pet DNA testing can...
Will You Be Ready When the Eviction Moratorium Ends?

Will You Be Ready When the Eviction Moratorium Ends?

The national eviction moratorium will end in about a month and as a landlord do you have a plan? Which of three buckets will you be in? That is this month’s article by veteran...
6 Factors Involved in Lease Renewals Post-Pandemic

6 Factors Involved in Lease Renewals Post-Pandemic

As we work through the pandemic, here are some lease renewals thoughts that could apply post-pandemic that landlords and property managers may want to consider going forward in  2021. By Justin Becker There is no doubt...
Ask Landlord Hank If A Tenant Dies, Does His Emotional Support Dog Become A Pet?

If A Tenant Dies, Does His Emotional Support Dog Become A Pet?

A landlord asks this week about an emotional support dog and a tenant who has passed away, so that is the question for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and he is...
How To Avoid A Fair Housing Claim Over Source Of Income Discrimination

How Your Terms, Conditions Or Privileges Could Mean Discrimination

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on the issue of how your terms, conditions or privileges you provide prospective tenants and existing tenants could be discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. By Ellen Clark You must...
High Demand for Apartment Jobs in Portland

High Demand for Apartment Jobs in Portland

There is a high demand for apartment jobs in Portland, according to the latest report from the National Apartment Association (NAA). Apartment jobs are 52 percent of all the real-estate jobs in Portland in April...