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Simple Ways Renters Can Eliminate Pests

By on August 29, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Simple Ways Renters Can Eliminate Pests

Pests are the bane of tenants and landlords alike.   Far more than just a nuisance, they can cause significant health risks, and can cost a lot to remove via an exterminator. Before you find yourself in a heated landlord-tenant debate about who is responsible for paying a professional, make a note to follow this checklist […]

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New Fancy Support Tools for Your Rentec Software

By on August 26, 2016 in Product Updates with 0 Comments
New Fancy Support Tools for Your Rentec Software

Rentec Direct provides streamlined access to their property management software knowledge base. The updates also include an easier way to vote on new ideas.

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The Lay of the Lawn: Rules and Responsibility for Lawn Care

By on August 24, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
The Lay of the Lawn: Rules and Responsibility for Lawn Care

Every year, new landlords expect their tenants to complete basic yard work, and every year, new landlords are disappointed. Most renters don’t concern themselves with outdoor maintenance; even if yard care is part of the rental agreement, few tenants understand the effort landlords expect to keep a yard looking attractive and vibrant. A particular point of contention […]

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Rental Properties and Service Animals – Infographic

By on August 22, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Rental Properties and Service Animals – Infographic

Animals are, understandably, a point of contention between landlords and tenants. Issues stemming from fear of damage or liability often cause landlords to hesitate about opening the doors to pet owners. Even if you have a strict no pet policy, you should know that assistance animals are not legally considered pets and are given certain […]

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Move-In Specials to End Rental Vacancy Today

By on August 19, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Move-In Specials to End Rental Vacancy Today

Despite a competitive rental market, some property managers are attempting to entice new residents to their property with move-in specials and incentives. Free Rent? Free TV? Free parking? Waived application fee? Discounted security deposit? In an effort to avoid vacancy, newly constructed apartment owners offer rental incentives to future tenants. Move-in specials like discounted rent, […]

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New Rental Law in Seattle – First of Its Kind

By on August 17, 2016 in News with 11 Comments
New Rental Law in Seattle – First of Its Kind

Starting in January of 2017, Seattle landlords will need to employ updated rental screening processes to ensure they are accepting applicants on a “first come, first serve” basis. The new policy is intended to combat housing discrimination in the Seattle rental market.   This new rental law, which is being hailed as the first of […]

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Top 5 Things Every Renter Must Know

By on August 15, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
Top 5 Things Every Renter Must Know

First-time, and even experienced, renters can sometimes find themselves in over their heads. It can be easy to get caught up in the process of finding the perfect furniture or the right rug for a new place, and unintentionally disregard key skillsets of a great renter. If you are ready to move forward with a new […]

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What to Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

By on August 12, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
What to Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

Getting a notice from your landlord that your rent is increasing would ruin anyone’s day. Unfortunately, this stress inducing reality has been happening across the country as reports of rental rates hitting an all time high have been making headlines regularly. After the initial shocks wears off (and the superlatives subside) it’s time to start […]

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Tooltips Provide Contact Details at a Glance

Tooltips Provide Contact Details at a Glance

When viewing properties, tenants or other lists in the Rentec Direct system, you may want to access contact information or other details without needing to click to a different page. Great news! Rentec Direct now supports convenient mouse-over tooltips to provide address, phone, email and other information.  Additional functions for editing a tenant or ledger within […]

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Can Micro-Apartments Solve the Multifamily Housing Shortage?

By on August 10, 2016 in Education, News with 0 Comments
Can Micro-Apartments Solve the Multifamily Housing Shortage?

Ever since New York’s city council approved the development of their first micro-apartments (contradicting the 400-sq.-ft. minimum) in November 2015, tiny apartments have been in the limelight ever since. With over 60,000 applications received for New York’s Carmel Place even before it was completed, it’s hard not to be intrigued. However, now that the dust […]

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