Since extreme winter temperatures and winds can take a major toll on buildings in cold weather regions, it is important that property managers take the necessary steps to winterize rental properties before the first snowfall of the season. Doing this will ensure that you will have to spend less time and money on plumbing, roofing, and other repairs come spring.
If you need a little help getting started, have a look at our list of the top things to do to get your rental properties ready for winter. (more…)
A recent study from NFPA showed that 365,500 U.S. home fires took place in 2015—resulting in 7 billion dollars in direct property damage.
Ongoing furnace maintenance can help you prevent large-scale problems with your properties’ heating systems. Here’s what to look for as you work to maintain your furnaces this year!
Rental property maintenance matters. According to the Wall Street Journal,
“some 26% of single-family-home renters said they planned to live in their current rental for five years or more.”
With exceptional property maintenance, you can make life safer and easier for your tenants, reducing turnover rates and addressing larger property problems before they become a serious concern. (more…)
While most inspections seem routine, they’re all critically important to the wellbeing of tenants and properties. By taking advantage of the right tools, you can thoroughly document your inspection process to ensure that both your business and your renters are protected. Here’s how to stay on track with property inspection software: (more…)
At times, property management can be nerve-racking. According to FindLaw, “if a tenant sustains physical or property damage after a landlord becomes aware that the property is unsafe, an injured tenant may be able to sue and recover compensation from the landlord.” If you’re not a little bit concerned about the safety of your rental properties, you should be. Lawsuits from tenants or their visitors can be time-consuming and costly. As a property manager, you are responsible for ensuring that your properties are safe, and to do so effectively you need a property inspection software. (more…)
As a property manager, what can you do to maintain the value and integrity of a property if you aren’t able to rent it right away? Maintaining vacant properties in good condition can be stressful, but rental property management software can help. (more…)
It’s rental season, and you’re feeling overwhelmed. Several tenants are moving in at the same time, and then come the calls: the toilet isn’t running properly and the front gate needs attention. You’ve forgotten to get the deposit back to your tenants who were moving out, and they’re asking if there was a problem with the property. Are you having trouble keeping it all together and staying on top of the countless responsibilities? Rental checklists can save you from many property management headaches and keep your business on track. (more…)
A property maintenance technician is sometimes only as good as the tools to do the job. Cheap, unreliable tools can be the downfall of any repair or new construction project. Quality tools make a difference, says Scott Matthews, Home Depot’s director of strategic accounts, especially in today’s fast-paced multifamily housing industry. (more…)
One maintenance call after another: when does it end? When you’re a property manager, maintenance costs can eat up a significant portion of your budget. However, you don’t need to get to a crisis point. If you’re wondering how to reduce your maintenance and repair costs, being proactive rather than reactive can yield the savings you need. (more…)