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How to Deal with Complaints and Conflict Among Tenants in a Multi-Unit Building

System - Sunday, October 29, 2017
Property Management Blog
When you serve as a landlord, your relationship with your tenants is incredibly important. You have a lease in place that governs the relationship, which is helpful. But, lease aside, you still must do what’s necessary to ensure your relationship thrives.There are other relationships at your properties that are just as important and...

Guide to Investing in Rental Property in Central PA

System - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Property Management Blog
Plenty of people look at buying rental properties or investing in real estate as a way to earn extra income. While the money you make from rental properties is often called "passive income," in reality, there isn't much that's passive about it. Whether investing in rental property in PA is worth it for you or if you'...

Allowing Sublets: Should You or Shouldn't You?

System - Monday, August 28, 2017
Property Management Blog
If you own rental properties long enough, you’ll eventually face this question — Should I allow a tenant to sublet an apartment? This question emerges because of a variety of situations: Your tenant gets a new job in a new location and needs to move immediately.Your tenant is getting married and needs to find someone else to f...

So Your Tenant Wants to Break Their Lease?

System - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Property Management Blog
Your real estate investments thrive on occupancy. Because of this, it’s incredibly frustrating when tenants want to break a lease before it expires. What should you do in a situation like this? The tendency would be to decline the request and demand that the rest of the lease be paid in full. After all, you have rights as a landlo...

Things to Consider Before Evicting a Tenant

System - Monday, June 5, 2017
Property Management Blog
Evicting a tenant is often a delicate and difficult process — not to mention, challenging. Evictions are a legal process and require supporting evidence, such as law-abiding written and photographic documentation, to prove your case. Legal proceedings to evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent, for example, can be expensive and length...

How to Find and Keep Good Tenants for Your Rental Property

System - Thursday, May 18, 2017
Property Management Blog
What’s one thing better than a good tenant? A good long-term tenant. As a rental property owner in the Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg, PA area, you know finding the right tenant and keeping them can be a challenge — but it doesn’t have to be. How to find the right tenants and keep them comes from following basic property...

The Dos and Don’ts of Rental Pet Policies

System - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Property Management Blog
Why don’t some landlords allow pets? As a landlord, you want to do everything possible to protect your investment, and sometimes, renting to tenants with pets add all sorts of headaches that aren’t present with tenants who don’t have pets. So why rent to pet owners at all? First of all, there are lots of them. Second, ...

Can I Legally Turn Down a Tenant?

System - Sunday, April 16, 2017
Property Management Blog
Can a landlord refuse to rent to someone? Absolutely. However, there are limitations on why.  Therefore, it’s important to understand a valid rental application denial reasons versus those that can get you into legal trouble. You got into property investment for the returns, not for the legal problems. To help you protect your ...

What Should I Charge for a Security Deposit?

System - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Property Management Blog
When you’re just getting started in real estate investing, or are a new landlord, you may be wondering how much to ask for a security deposit. This is a good question to consider, and it’s one that goes beyond just strategy — there are also legal implications in Pennsylvania. To help you get started strategically and leg...

Questions to Ask Your Property Manager Before Signing a Contract

System - Sunday, March 19, 2017
Property Management Blog
When you own an investment property, or find yourself a landlord by default, you want to enjoy returns — not the headaches of day-to-day operations. That’s why you’re on the hunt for a property manager.Finding a good property manager isn’t as simple as it might sound. After all, you’re essentially entrusting...

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