Tips and tools for property management
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See how easy it is to make quick payments from Tellus or reimburse your tenant.
Halloween is coming. Here are some tips to protect your property.
We all know the dangers of lead paint, but who is responsible for lead in a rental property?
Rental property inspections are a good way to catch small problems before they become big ones.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?”