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Rental Property Tips

Preventing Freezing Pipes: Essential Tips for Landlords and Tenants

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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Common Landlord-Tenant Issues and Solutions

Understanding the intricacies of landlord-tenant interactions can be complex, as both sides frequently encounter a range of obstacles. Issues such as maintenance dilemmas, late rental payments, and communication hurdles can, if left unattended, put a strain on their relationship. Yet, by adopting a forward-thinking attitude and fostering mutual respect, many of these hurdles can be

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'winter check' written in snow

Get Your Rental Property Ready for Winter

Winter is coming and 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 handler is in good working order

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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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Getting Ready for a Home Inspection for Your Rental Property

A home inspection is a part of any real estate transaction. A certified inspector needs to check your home in order to verify that it is suited for renting. This means that they will check the foundations, wall, plumbing system, HVAC system, and electrical system. If you have any other system operating in your house,

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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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