Tuesday, December 6, 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.

97 Percent Of Property Management Companies Have Experienced Fraud

A new report from Forrester Consulting shows that in the last two years alone 97% of property management decision makers have experienced fraud in the properties they manage. On top of that, 83 percent of...

Top 3 Training Needs For Property Managers

Training property managers and leasing agents in Fair Housing compliance issues continues to be a top issue in the multifamily housing industry, according to a new annual study. Compliance with Fair Housing to reduce risk...
Credit Reporting and the CARES Act

Portland May Propose Tenant Screening Rules On Criminal History, Credit

The Portland City Council may be asked to make changes in current rules applying to tenant screening rules and criminal background checks, credit checks or financial stability, according to reports. Willamette Week is reporting that...
3 tips to protect your rental property fence

How to Protect Your Rental Property’s Fence From Wind Damage

Rental property fence maintenance and repair can be an issue when big Summer storms hit so the maintenance checkup this week from Keepe focuses on rental property fences. If you own a rental in an...

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...