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Practical Ways to Deal With Tenant Conflicts in Multi-Family Properties

Practical Ways to Deal With Tenant Conflicts in Multi-Family Properties

November 22, 2019

If you’re the owner/landlord of a multi-family property or apartment building, you have to be a Swiss Army knife of sorts. Not only are you tasked with providing a secure place to live, collecting rent checks, and ensuring each unit is well-maintained, but you may also have to play the roles of therapist and mediator.

How Important Is a Credit Score When Screening Tenants?

How Important Is a Credit Score When Screening Tenants?

November 13, 2019

Tenant screening is one of the most important responsibilities of any landlord. This is your chance to make sure your property is occupied by someone who’s going to take care of it, pay for it consistently, and ideally, stay there as long as possible.

Texas Has Expanded Medical Marijuana Access

Texas Has Expanded Medical Marijuana Access – But What Does That Mean For Landlords?

November 8, 2019

As more states expand access to medical and even recreational marijuana, landlords are faced with a new question: do they have to permit marijuana use in their properties? On the recreational front, the question is fairly simple; just as landlords can ban cigarette smoking, they can also ban marijuana. When it comes to medical marijuana,… [Read More]

What Property Owners Should Know About Houston’s Dangerous Housing

What Property Owners Should Know About Houston’s Dangerous Housing

November 6, 2019

Houston is one of the most important rental markets in the United States, with the third-highest number of apartments of any American city – but all isn’t well for the city’s tenants. In a recent study performed by the University of Texas School of Law, researchers determined that about 40% of Houston apartments were built… [Read More]

Landlords And Parking Rules: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy In Houston

Landlords And Parking Rules: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy In Houston

September 30, 2019

  Parking is a major source of frustration for people in large cities, including Houston. Although it’s convenient to live in an apartment that’s within walking distance of downtown areas, the downside is minimal or expensive parking.

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

September 20, 2019

Nobody becomes a landlord thinking, “I sure wish I had something else on my plate right now.” No … in most cases, people invest in rental properties with the dream of generating passive streams of income that require little work or effort.

The 8 Things Good Tenants Hate

February 17, 2016

As a landlord, there are plenty of things your renters do that drive you crazy. From paying rent late and ignoring your phone calls to damaging your property and trying to hide things at move out, tenants are notorious for frustrating landlords. But that’s only half of the story. Whether you realize it or not,… [Read More]

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The 5 Top Tenant Complaints and How Landlords Overcome Them

April 16, 2015

Middle-of-the-night phone calls and furious emails probably aren’t what you wanted when you chose to become a landlord. But it’s important to remember that your tenants are your customers and it’s up to you to keep them comfortable and content.