Friday, May 20, 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.

No Fire Sprinklers:13 Dead, Nearly 500 Homeless From 4 Fires In 11 Days

A mother and her five children, ages 2 through 10, were killed in a fire at an extended-stay hotel in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on July 27, 2018 Several others were taken to the hospital with...

Apartment Jobs Account For One Third Of All Real Estate Jobs

A new report from the National Apartment Association says apartment jobs across the country account for one-third of all the real estate jobs in the nation. In Portland it is even higher. Apartment jobs in Portland...

3 Types Of Lighting For Your Rentals To Attract Tenants

Lighting for your rentals can be important in attracting and keeping the best tenants, so the maintenance checklist from Keepe this week is on three types of lighting. These days, the sheer amount of lighting options...
Group Says Multifamily Should Ban Smoking Inside and Near Buildings

Multifamily Smoke-Free Policy Deadline For Public Housing

Implementing a multifamily smoke-free policy is recommended by HUD so the Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on helpful ways to do this in your property. By Ellen Clark All public housing agencies must have a multifamily...

Apartment Amenities: A Mismatch Between Tenants And Management?

A new survey of tenants and apartment amenities shows a mismatch between tenants who want laundry in their units and management which is offering cat friendly apartments, according to Apartmentlist.com. The report shows most cities...

Seattle Landlords Feel Vilified By Overly Punitive City Ordinances

A new Seattle rental housing study says Seattle landlords feel vilified by overly punitive city ordinances which they believe are actually inadvertently reducing rental housing access. The study from University of Washington Center for Studies...

5 To-Do’s For Property Managers Before Tenant Vacations Start  

Tenant vacations can mean important vacation to-do’s that landlords and tenants should work together on completing before anyone leaves for their vacation. Here is this week’s maintenance checklist from Keepe. It’s time to get ready...

7 Questions And Answers On Canine Liability Insurance

Debbie Turner got into the canine liability insurance issue after she adopted a schnauzer, named Jazz,  who had personality issues. She began to learn the different aspects of canine behavior so she could try and...

Dealing With Opioid Addiction In The Workplace

Opioid addiction in the workplace is the Grace Hill training tip of the week. By Ellen Clark Around 70 percent of employers, including those in multifamily, have seen some impact of prescription drug use on their...
4 Ways to Reduce Rental Property Maintenance and Repair Costs

Rental Housing Maintenance Company Keepe Comes To Portland

A new rental housing maintenance company is up and running in Portland to lend an extra maintenance hand to property managers trying to keep up with tenant repair requests. Keepe, a maintenance company which is...