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Property Owner Tips for Hiring a Roofer

Property Owner Tips for Hiring a Roofer

Property owners have a lot of tasks, and one of those is hiring out contractors for their properties. You’ve probably spoke with your share of electricians, plumbers, carpet cleaners, lawn maintenance, and roofers—which is what we’ll be focusing on today. Contractors are used to fulfill very important services, so it’s also important you understand how…

How to Maintain Wooden Decks on Your Rental Property

How to Maintain Wooden Decks on Your Rental Property

Wood decks are a fun and trendy addition to rental properties that can serve many purposes. However, they do require regular upkeep to ensure safety and a great appearance just like balconies and terraces. To make sure your rental property’s deck stays looking good as new, follow these simple maintenance steps and make sure your tenants…

Why You Should Help Tenants Move Out of Your Property

Why You Should Help Tenants Move Out of Your Property

When someone who is renting your property gives a move-out notice, what is the first action you take? Do you immediately begin working to fill the pending vacancy or do you spend some time helping your renter with the moving out process? Not only is the second option a nice gesture, it can actually help is…

The Best Way to Hire Contractors as a Landlord

The Best Way to Hire Contractors as a Landlord

If you’re a landlord who isn’t working with a property manager, you know what it’s like to hold the responsibility of hiring your own contractors. When you need a plumber, roofer, electrician, carpet cleaner, etc., it’s up to you to find the best ones for your situation. Each of these contractor roles contributes to the success…

Up-and-Coming Automation for Your Rental Home

Up-and-Coming Automation for Your Rental Home

Every day, technology is getting updated and things are getting “smarter.” That includes home automation, and most people are looking for it more and more. In fact, research is showing most people are more likely to rent or purchase a home if there is already smart technology installed in it, which is something to consider…

Who’s Responsible for Home Security Maintenance: Tenant or Owner?

Who’s Responsible for Home Security Maintenance: Tenant or Owner?

The tenant-landlord relationship can be pretty different for each situations. In some situations, the relationship stays very friendly and open. In other cases, misunderstandings can lead to a tarnished relationships over time. But for a landlord and tenant to cooperators appropriately, there has to be understanding between the two. A lot of confusion surrounds who should pay for…

Where to Begin When You’re a New Rental Property Owner

Where to Begin When You’re a New Rental Property Owner

If you’re a new rental property owner, things can seem pretty overwhelming at the beginning. From screening prospective tenants to insurance policies to the rules of your homeowners association or HOA managers, there’s a lot to juggle and remember. The most useful tip for a new landlord is to get organized from the start. These beginning steps…

Cheap Ways to Improve Your Rental Property’s Landscape

Cheap Ways to Improve Your Rental Property’s Landscape

If you’re thinking about updating your rental property’s landscape, it might seen overwhelming—and expensive. However, there are always financially healthy ways to cut corners and still not sacrifice quality. Here are some simple tips for doing just that on a budget. Cost-Effective Ways to Redo Your Deck If your wooden deck has been through the…

How to Check a Tenant’s Credit Report

How to Check a Tenant’s Credit Report

How to Check a Tenant’s Credit Report from American Apartment Owners Association

Balcony and Terrace Safety on Your Rental Property

Balcony and Terrace Safety on Your Rental Property

Unfortunately, there’s no lack of reports about tragic accidents on balconies and terraces: railing buckling, porches collapsing, and other tragedies that could have easily been avoided with property inspections and maintenance. This is why it’s so important, if you own and rent out a property with a balcony or terrace, to always focus on proper…

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