Archive for March 2016

What Does Successful Property Management Look Like

When you think about being a successful property management company, what do you envision?  Are you doing the bare minimum for your tenants, just seeing them as dollar signs?  This type of attitude won’t get you very far with your tenancy.  In fact, you might see a huge retraction of tenants based on your bare…

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Raising Rent

As the owner of an investment property, you look at that rental property as just that: an investment.  This means that you have a motivation to make a profit off the property, and why not?  That’s why many people get into real estate.  What’s important to understand about making the most of your rental apartment…

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Tenant Requirements Regarding Damages

In our last blog we talked about the requirements a tenant has to the property in which they reside.  We mostly focused on the aspect of cleanliness and clutter and how each tenant is required to keep their home clean, both inside and out.  It’s also important that the tenants practice safe habits such as…

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Tenant Requirements

As a tenant there are many responsibilities you have as far as putting in time and effort towards your apartment.  For many property management companies, they have these requirements in their rental agreements.  So not only should you be doing things to keep your apartment in good shape, but it is actually a contractual agreement…

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Landlord Responsibilities Part II

Welcome back!  In our last blog we talked about a few of the responsibilities and obligations landlords have to their tenants.  We provided information about maintenance and upkeep on rental properties being partially the tenant’s responsibility, but that most maintenance issues and upkeep falls on the back of the landlord or property management companies.  And…

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Landlord Responsibilities

As a landlord and property owner, it’s important that you follow up with upkeep on your property. By law, you are required to maintain and repair certain aspects of the home or apartment.  This includes anything inside the property, as well as outside.  Of course, the tenant has responsibilities of their own to uphold, but…

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Tenants, Did You Know?

When it comes to your lease agreement, there are many things for you to understand and know.  Things like certain requirements of yourself, as well as requirements that your property management company should be living up to.  Because lease agreements have so much information in them, many people pass up reading what’s in their contract. …

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Renter’s Insurance And What You Should Know

As a renter, you experience a never ending cycle of things that you are required to do for the place you call home. There are also many times in which you are prohibited from doing something, even if that means you think you are improving the property in which you reside. One thing that might…

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