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Rental Property Tips

Common Problems and Solutions for Landlords and Tenants

When you become a landlord, you’ve basically signed up for almost certain complaints. No matter how hard you try, there are some issues that you cannot predict. And, as in life, problems pop up from time to time. However, it is most often the landlord’s responsibility to solve them. Here are some common problems and …

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Prevent Freezing Pipes

Tenants, your landlord should be staying ahead of the winter maintenance of your rental, but you are still responsible for keeping up with some important maintenance tips during the cold weather season to keep you warm and safe. When temperatures plummet, the risk of your pipes freezing increases drastically. Frozen pipes create nothing but problems …

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Get Your Property Ready for Winter

Winter is approaching a lot faster than we all want. It is imperative for landlords to prepare their rentals for the cold weather season. Get pre-winter ready with this maintenance checklist. First things first, check your heating system! ​You want to get an inspection of your heating system. Make sure your boiler, furnace or air …

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How to Decrease Tenant Turnover

Tenant turnover in rental properties is not only a cash flow killer, but unfortunately unavoidable. Unless there are certain circumstances, such as, if your tenants are moving because of a job, there are ways to reduce the amount and frequency of vacancies within your rental properties. Follow these tips to attract long-term tenants and avoid …

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Working With Section 8 Housing Vouchers – What Landlords Should Know

Landlords often have concern over having a good tenant with rent being paid on time. One of the benefits of having a section 8 tenant is knowing that a portion, if not all, of the rent will be paid on time (often early!) since it is a federally funded program. The Section 8 housing voucher …

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