Tag: tenant

How To Collect Rent Early and Improve ROI

Posted on: March 02, 2012 by total

Can you imagine tenants consistently paying on time or possibly even early? Amazing concept, isn’t it.

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Defining “Visitors” v. “Roommates”

Posted on: February 17, 2012 by total

January 30th, 2012 When a visitor or guest stays in a rental property long enough, it can begin to have a significant impact. Water, sewer and other bills may go up. If the tenants are paying these bills, then rental managers and owners in this situation may not have a problem.

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Setting Pet Fees

Posted on: February 15, 2012 by total

January 30th, 2012 Landlords and property management companies may find it difficult to figure out how to set appropriate pet fees for renters bringing an animal to live with them. Type of animalThe amount you want to charge may depend on the pet.

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Survey: Fewer Renters Plan to Renew Leases

Posted on: February 14, 2012 by total

ShareThis In a survey of renters conducted by Kingsley Associates shows fewer renters intend to renew their current lease. This figure represents a new, three-year low for lease retention

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Tenant Moved Out on Your Sublet Agreement and Left You Holding the Bag?

Posted on: February 09, 2012 by total

Maybe your tenant skipped out on the remainder of his sublet agreement and now you are left with a vacated, non-producing room or property. What do you do now? 1. The first thing you do is make sure you keep emotions out of it, stay objective and goal oriented. Gather your ex-tenants files

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Landlord Behavior to Avoid in the New Year

Posted on: February 07, 2012 by total

Posted by Teresa on December 21, 2011 under Landlord Tips | It’s time to put together your New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 . And while you are probably an excellent landlord in every way, you may be considering making a few improvements in the New Year. To help, we’ve compiled a list of landlord behaviors to avoid: Avoid the temptation to go through your tenants’ private spaces

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Leasing Policies That Attract Bad Tenants

Posted on: February 04, 2012 by total

ShareThis If you’ve had to file an eviction, or find that you have more than your fair share of problems with tenants, it may be because you are sending the wrong message. Your leasing policies can set the stage for problems. Take a moment and get inside a tenant’s head. What would you do if you’ve burned your previous landlord, but you need a new place to rent? Chances are, you will look for a new landlord who appears laid-back, like a part-timer who doesn’t have much experience. How do you spot such a target? It is easier than you think

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Top 10 Worst Property Management Mistakes

Posted on: February 02, 2012 by total

The question that will come to mind as you read this is “who does that?”. The unfortunate answer is too many people. We are in an industry full of talented people. Mostly. If these mistakes are occurring with your assets it is probably time to look for new management, first to stop the damage and second to remedy the potential of on-going issues and the exposure they present. Suffice to say these are all

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How To Be A Good Tenant

Posted on: January 29, 2012 by total

Guest post by Mallory Pickard Getting your security deposit back and obtaining a good reference from your landlord when you move out is easy if you know and follow a few simple guidelines. With the number of tenant disputes on the rise, there’s no better time to take in these quick tips on being a good tenant in order to avoid undue stress, conflicts with your landlord, and even legal trouble.

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How Landlords Should Handle Tenant Complaints

Posted on: January 25, 2012 by total

Happy tenants, who feel as though their landlord addresses their complaints, tend to abide by the residential lease better than those that don’t feel this way. Whether the tenant files frequent or in-frequent complaints, the bottom line is to always follow up. 1. Promote Pro-Active Tenants

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