Sunday, March 3, 2024

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.

Solving The Pet Pee Needs In An Urban High-Rise Apartment

How to solve pet pee needs in the middle of the night when you live in a high-rise apartment can be a real challenge. A San Diego start-up company has come up with a...
4 Air Conditioning Maintenance Best Practices For Summer

4 Air Conditioning Maintenance Best Practices For Summer

Here are 4 air conditioning maintenance best practices for the upcoming summer from rental property maintenance company Keepe. Air conditioning issues pose one of the top maintenance items in rental housing every year. Now is...
Are You Confused By Requests For Service, Emotional Support And Assistance Animals?

Are You Confused By Requests For Service, Emotional Support And Assistance Animals?

Consider the scenario where a prospective resident who is blind makes an accommodation request for her service dog or assistance animal to live in her apartment, even though your property doesn’t allow pets. Are...

The Pros And Cons Of Renting to College Students And Maintenance Tips

The how and why of renting to college students is a practice that deserves special attention and precautions and is the maintenance checkup from Keepe this week.   In most cases, properties located on or near college campuses are...
Portland Apartment Job Openings Half Of All Real Estate Sector Jobs

Portland Apartment Job Openings Half Of All Real Estate Sector Jobs

 Portland apartment job openings represent almost half of all the job openings in the real estate sector, according to a new report from the National Apartment Association (NAA). Portland and Denver, along with Raleigh, Kansas...
Housing Authority Settles For $1 Million With Tenants Over Emotional Support Animals

 What Do You Do When Assistance Animals Break The Rules?

“I didn’t know” is not an acceptable defense if you face a discrimination charge, so the Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on assistance animals and rules for them in your apartments. By Ellen Clark An accommodation...
Landlords should consider digital collections to get rent due them

Why Digital Collections Is the Future for Property Rentals

By Ohad Samet As a landlord, you’ve probably had tenants move out without paying rent or move out with damages that exceed the amount covered by their security deposit. This is money that you need, and...
Rental Has No-Pet Policy;  What Are My Rights Regarding Therapy Or Service Dogs?

How to Better Protect Your Pet-Friendly Rental Properties

Here are 5 ways you can better protect your pet-friendly rental properties. By Holly Welles Before you included a pet policy in your lease, you weighed the pros and cons. On the one hand, you would...
A Good Landlord’s Open Letter on Why He Is Getting Out of The Business

A Good Landlord’s Open Letter on Why He Is Getting Out of The Business

Here is one landlord’s open letter on why he’s getting out of the rental property business, and therefore no longer needs our newsletter. It is something he thought we should share with our readers. By...
5 Easy DIY Projects That Can Add Value to Your Rental Property include landscaping flowers and gardens

5 Easy DIY Projects That Can Add Value to Your Rental Property

Here are 5 easy DIY projects that can add value to your rental property, especially if you are on a tight budget, from maintenance company Keepe. Looking for simple and inexpensive ways to boost your...