Tips and tools for property management
Red Flags for Landlords Paid Members Public
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.
Apartment Noise Complaint? Here's What You Can Do Paid Members Public
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.
What All Landlords Should Know About Squatter’s Rights Paid Members Public
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.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s New “Adverse Market Fee” Paid Members Public
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.
Can a Landlord Break a Lease to Move In or Sell the Property? Paid Members Public
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 to Write the Perfect Tenant Welcome Letter Paid Members Public
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!
Collecting Rent During the Pandemic: A Landlord’s Guide Paid Members Public
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.
Avoiding Negative Situations When Renting to Roommates Paid Members Public
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.