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Lesser-Known Things You Should Make Sure to Include in Your Lease

System - Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Property Management Blog
A lease agreement is an essential document when you own real estate and rent it out. It should be comprehensive, outlining all aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship and anticipating any situations that may occur or arise during the life of the agreement.But being comprehensive with a lease agreement is hard. So many things can happe...

How to Transition a Rental Property Between Tenants

System - Sunday, January 21, 2018
Property Management Blog
Efficiency is the hallmark of successful businesses, and if you manage your rental properties like a business, you will be successful. Much of the time, owning rental property provides passive income. With luck and good tenant screening, the rent money comes in every month. Crunch-time, as well as the potential for lost income, comes whe...

What You Need to Know About Section 8 Housing Rentals

System - Thursday, December 28, 2017
Property Management Blog
“Section 8 housing” is a government program that helps the poor and impoverished better afford apartments and homes. In simple terms, a landlord can rent properties at market rates, and the government provides a subsidy to qualified tenants that helps them bridge the gap between that market price and what they can afford. Sect...

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, ...

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