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Property Management

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Red Flags for Landlords

Red Flags for Landlords

Irresponsible renters who don’t take care of your property, can’t pay rent on time, and are unresponsive can make a landlord’s life more difficult than it has to be. Here are some red flags to look out for when choosing a potential tenant that may indicate problems down the road.

Daniel Lavarte
Daniel Lavarte
Property Management
Apartment Noise Complaint? Here's What You Can Do

Apartment Noise Complaint? Here's What You Can Do

Most people have had their share of outside noise entering their homes, but what happens when this noise is taken too far? Communities can be a challenging place to negotiate with neighbors. Here's what to do if you are dealing with noisy neighbors.

Kiana Moattari
Kiana Moattari
Property Management
What All Landlords Should Know About Squatter’s Rights

What All Landlords Should Know About Squatter’s Rights

As a property owner, you have many responsibilities. You might even have to unclog a few toilets or fix a burst pipe here and there. However, many property owners don’t realize that they hold a more daunting responsibility: maintaining ownership and rights to your property from squatters.

Edwin Cheung
Edwin Cheung
Property Management
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s New “Adverse Market Fee”

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s New “Adverse Market Fee”

In mid-August, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a new mortgage refinancing fee, or “adverse market fee”, to hedge against the uncertain housing market amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about this and what it means for you.

Edwin Cheung
Edwin Cheung
Property Management
Can a Landlord Break a Lease to Move In or Sell the Property?

Can a Landlord Break a Lease to Move In or Sell the Property?

Finding the perfect rental space can be a challenge, and it can be difficult to make an unexpected farewell. Here's what to do if your landlord breaks the news that they need to sell/move in to the property.

Hannah Erling
Hannah Erling
Property Management
How to Write the Perfect Tenant Welcome Letter

How to Write the Perfect Tenant Welcome Letter

How exciting, a new tenant just moved in! This is a period of transition for you and your new tenant, and it’s important to ensure that they are equipped with all the necessary information to be a responsible occupant. The more information your tenant has, the better!

Caroline Mameesh
Caroline Mameesh
Property Management
Collecting Rent During the Pandemic: A Landlord’s Guide

Collecting Rent During the Pandemic: A Landlord’s Guide

When collecting rent from your tenants during this pandemic, it’s important to remain cautious and avoid putting yourself at risk whenever possible. Here’s what you need to know about charging rent during this ongoing pandemic, helping ensure you keep yourself and your tenants safe in the process.

Daniel Lavarte
Daniel Lavarte
Property Management
Avoiding Negative Situations When Renting to Roommates

Avoiding Negative Situations When Renting to Roommates

Renting to roommate tenants, or “co-tenant renters”, can be more challenging than renting to a single tenant. Renting to multiple, unrelated tenants raises issues in many respects. Here are some tips for managing co-tenants.

Liliana Vazquez
Liliana Vazquez
Property Management
Best Practices for Landlords

Best Practices for Landlords

There are many different aspects and responsibilities of being a landlord and handling tenants. These are best practices landlords should follow when renting to tenants to ensure a good experience for both parties.

Michel'le Messenger
Michel'le Messenger
Property Management
My Tenant Wants to Break Their Lease: A Landlord's Guide

My Tenant Wants to Break Their Lease: A Landlord's Guide

Although a lease contractually obligates tenants to pay rent for the duration of the agreement, some might try to terminate their contract and move out before the lease expires. When a tenant wants to break their lease early, landlords are forced to fill the vacancy in a short amount of time.

Daniel Lavarte
Daniel Lavarte
Property Management
What Should a Landlord Charge for Pets?

What Should a Landlord Charge for Pets?

Do you know the difference between pet deposits, pet fees, and pet rent? Learn more about which type of fee structure you should implement for your rental property.

Kate Mallison
Kate Mallison
Property Management
How to Pay or Reimburse Rental Property Expenses

How to Pay or Reimburse Rental Property Expenses

See how easy it is to make quick payments from Tellus or reimburse your tenant.

Kate Mallison
Kate Mallison
Property Management
5 Tips for Keeping Your Rental Property Safe on Halloween

5 Tips for Keeping Your Rental Property Safe on Halloween

Halloween is coming. Here are some tips to protect your property.

Kate Mallison
Kate Mallison
Property Management
Is a Landlord Responsible for Lead Paint?

Is a Landlord Responsible for Lead Paint?

We all know the dangers of lead paint, but who is responsible for lead in a rental property?

Kate Mallison
Kate Mallison
Property Management
What Should a Landlord Look for in a Rental Property Inspection?

What Should a Landlord Look for in a Rental Property Inspection?

Rental property inspections are a good way to catch small problems before they become big ones.

Kate Mallison
Kate Mallison
Property Management
Is a Landlord Responsible for Asbestos?

Is a Landlord Responsible for Asbestos?

Buildings constructed before 1981 are presumed to contain asbestos. What are the responsibilities of a landlord and the protective measures they should take if asbestos is present?

Rochelle Langam
Rochelle Langam
Property Management
Is a Landlord Responsible for Mold?

Is a Landlord Responsible for Mold?

What happens if you find mold in your apartment? Here are some preventative measures to protect both a landlord’s investment and the tenant’s well-being.

Rochelle Langam
Rochelle Langam
Property Management
Want to Rent Out an HOA Property? Read This First

Want to Rent Out an HOA Property? Read This First

How can landlords deal with an HOA's rental restrictions? We discuss 4 tips to help you decide if renting out a property is a good choice.

Rochelle Langam
Rochelle Langam
Property Management
How Much Cash Does a Landlord Need for a Reserve Fund?

How Much Cash Does a Landlord Need for a Reserve Fund?

How much of a reserve fund does a landlord need for repairs and vacancies? Factoring in location, property type, and the number of units can help you determine the answer.

Kate Mallison
Kate Mallison
Property Management
3 Tips to Determine Rental Price

3 Tips to Determine Rental Price

You finally purchased your first rental property. Or maybe you are renting out your home. In either case, you might wonder, “How do I set the rent?”

Rochelle Langam
Rochelle Langam
Property Management