Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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.

Landlords mortgages are a challenge in this time of the pandemic as renters have trouble making ends meet

Landlords And Tenants Face Difficulty Making Ends Meet With Mortgages And Rent

As the pandemic stretches into its sixth month, renters and landlords face difficulty making ends meet with rent and mortgage payments, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Avail,  in August, 2020. Smaller landlords in...
The Utility of Reviewing Your Tenant Utility Billing Practices

Should I Turn On The Utilities and Power For New Tenant Moving In?

Should you turn on the utilities for a new tenant coming from out of state is the question for Ask Landlord Hank this week. Dear Landlord Hank, I have someone moving in on Saturday and coming here from out...
Answer tenant questions before they come up and be sure to get it in your leases

Do You Answer These 4 Vital Questions Before Your Tenant Asks?

Here are four important questions to answer before your tenant asks, and before you both enter into a rental or lease agreement, from Keepe the on-demand repair company. Obviously the lease is designed to hold...
I Am Afraid Tenants Will Abuse Gated Driveway; What Can I Do? Ask Landlord Hank

I Am Afraid Tenants Will Abuse Gated Driveway; What Can I Do?

A gated driveway can provide extra security for tenants, but also added costs which is the question for Ask Landlord Hank this week. Dear Landlord Hank: I have a gated driveway to a triplex. I'm concerned...
Why the Cares Act Seems So Uncaring Towards Landlords

Why the Cares Act Seems So Uncaring Towards Landlords

Veteran landlord and private investigator David Pickron shares his thoughts on why the cares act seems so uncaring toward landlords. By David Pickron Landlords, it’s time we all pay very close attention. A second devastating wave of...
Three Solutions for Safeguarding the Affordable Housing Supply

Three Solutions for Safeguarding the Affordable Housing Supply

Here are three solutions for safeguarding the affordable housing supply as the CARES act ends, according to a Stockton, California-based affordable housing advocate. By Matthew Davies In the coming weeks, the affordable-housing industry will be hit...
4 Steps to Make Carpet Last Longer in Rental Homes

4 Steps to Make Rental Home Carpet Last Longer

Flooring experts believe carpets should be changed every seven years, but not many carpets make it to that timeline, especially in a rental home, so here are some suggestions from Keepe on how to...
More Than 15,000 Apartment Industry Jobs Open in July

More Than 15,000 Apartment Industry Jobs Open in July

Apartment industry jobs continued to show strength despite the pandemic, with more than 15,000 jobs available in apartments during July, according to the National Apartment Association. The National Apartment Association Education Institute’s Apartment Jobs Snapshot...
5 Ways to Spot Fake Landlord References

5 Ways to Spot Fake Landlord References

One of the most crucial aspects in tenant screening is that of checking your prospective tenant’s landlord references, so here are 5 ways to spot fake landlord references from Keepe the maintenance company. Unfortunately, some...
Missed Housing Payments Reach 33 Percent in Early August

Missed Housing Payments Reach 33 Percent in Early August

In the first week of August, 33 percent of renters missed housing payments and failed to make their full housing payments on time, according to Apartment List. It’s the highest non-payment rate since this...