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Wondering About Home Warranties for Rental Properties?

By on April 16, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Wondering About Home Warranties for Rental Properties?

When you are buying a residential property, it is common sense to acquire a home warranty. Home warranties, like warranties for familiar products like tech devices, protect your investment for a certain amount of time, so if something serious breaks down, the costs of repairing or replacing it are less extensive. Typically, home warranties last […]

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5 Contractors a Landlord Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Live Without

By on February 12, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Contractors a Landlord Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Live Without

Being a landlord can be even more challenging than being a homeowner because any damage that your property might suffer will most likely be out of your control. Still, it is your duty to ensure that all repairs and maintenance issues are properly taken care of. While there are some basic home repairs which you […]

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Snow Removal Laws For My Rental Property

By on December 18, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Snow Removal Laws For My Rental Property

If you live in an area prone to snow fall, you need to become familiar with your local snow removal laws. Snow removal requirements from driveways, sidewalks and roads that border your private residence or home are typically enforced by state and local laws. Snow Removal Laws Typically, if you own a house (or business) […]

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Landlord and Renter Rights After California Wildfires

By on November 10, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Landlord and Renter Rights After California Wildfires

The fires in Northern California’s Bay Area have left communities, families, and individuals devastated as they deal with the tragic aftermath.   According to CAL FIRE, at the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, burned over 245,000 acres, forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 8,900 structures (as damage […]

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How to Pick the Right Handyman for Your Rentals

By on October 30, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Pick the Right Handyman for Your Rentals

When a pipe bursts at your rental property, are you ready to diy the maintenance or do you “have a guy” for that? While some maintenance tasks can be easily handled in-house, other times you will have to reference your preferred vendor list to get the job done. Vendors for rental property maintenance include plumbers, […]

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Repair and Deduct Options for Renters and Landlords

By on September 18, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Repair and Deduct Options for Renters and Landlords

If your rental property is in need of maintenance or repairs, some state laws allow tenants to make the repair and deduct the cost of the repair from their rent, referred to as repair and deduct. The concept of repair and deduct can be a point of contention between landlords and tenants who don’t fully […]

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Hurricane Safety for Landlords and Renters

By on September 6, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Hurricane Safety for Landlords and Renters

Current updates about Hurricane Irma, following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, is an important reminder that hurricane season is upon us.   Property managers and landlords in hurricane zones have the added responsibility of ensuring the safety of their tenants and properties. While it is not necessarily a landlord’s job to hold their renters’ hands through […]

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Autumn Prep for Rental Properties: Infographic

By on September 1, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Autumn Prep for Rental Properties: Infographic

Backpacks and crayons are lining the store shelves; parents are dancing a quiet jig, and students are soaking up the fleeting rays of summer. The start of the school year reminds us that autumn is nearly here. Now is the time to complete your seasonal maintenance and prep your properties for the cold and rain […]

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Safety Checklist For Rental Properties

By on August 2, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Safety Checklist For Rental Properties

Rental property owners and managers are responsible for providing safe and healthy conditions for their tenants.  Rental property safety includes keeping tenants safe from physical harm from insecure or damaged structures, reducing the threat of criminal intruders that could harm or threaten your tenants, and providing a property that does not negatively affect a tenant’s […]

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Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

By on July 21, 2017 in Education with 4 Comments
Landlord-Tenant Laws About Rights to Air Conditioning

Discover your rights and responsbilities when it comes to air conditioning in a rental home in this article by Lisa Oram and originally published by Furnace Compare.  What are a tenant’s rights when the air conditioning breaks? If the AC in your apartment is on the fritz in the middle of summer, you probably want […]

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