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The coronavirus crisis has presented several new challenges for landlords, including eviction moratoriums, rent freezes, and late or missed payments. Now more than ever, retaining current tenants and filling vacancies quickly is key in keeping up with property management costs. One aspect that’s especially vital is maintaining focus on providing a safe environment. Many people…


Summary Equity REITs can be valued based on several measures. Price to NAV is one that gets less discussion. Our charts break down the sector using FFO multiples and price to NAV ratios. The discounts to NAV can be very appealing when they apply to large apartment REITs with great management and conservative balance sheets….


A quick visit to Craiglist and you’ll probably see a few headlines like this – “$1,000 off first month’s rent!” or “$99 security deposit!” or even “NO Security Deposit”. Depending on what area your rental is you may find that filling a vacancy has become more difficult during the pandemic. States are reopening, but the…


By Guy Thomas Strempack, Esq. of the law firm- Strempack Law, with an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic thrust our community into an unknown territory. Landlords and tenants find themselves asking how the laws and orders passed Federally and in the State of Florida apply to them.  Clearly, landlords still have to maintain their…


June 22, 2020, Dear Governor Newsom, I write to beseech you to reject Mr. Hertzberg’s outrageous proposal to require landlords to wait 10 years until all back rent has been repaid due to the Corona virus shut down. The small housing providers in California are comprised primarily of family or individuals who depend upon the…


For years a security deposit has been the main tool landlords rely on when tenancies don’t work out as planned. But due to the pandemic and affordable housing crisis, there is now a push to eliminate a security deposit requirement altogether. Landlords are understandably concerned they will be more vulnerable to damages and rental income…


For the third month in a row, the American Apartment Owners Association surveyed over 1,000 landlords across to country to find out whether their tenants have requested a deferral, whether they are willing to help tenants, and how prepared they feel in case a tenant falls ill. While most tenants in need have already spent…


Landlords relying on instant access to applicant income can better defend their approve/deny decisions, and lay the groundwork for successful, long-term tenancy. Strategic landlords are seeking the best information they can get their hands on these days, especially when it comes to income. It’s no wonder. When uncertainty increases, we all reach for concrete answers….


When it comes to apartment buildings, the kitchen truly is the most dangerous room in the home.  Even though incidents of apartment fires have dropped by more than 20% since 1980, according to the National Fire Protection Agency, and deaths from apartment fires dropped by 40% during that time, apartment cooking fires still remain the…


In just a matter of weeks, the pandemic has erased almost all of the gains the job market made since the last recession in 2008. Looking at the past, the effects of the 2008 housing crash permeated the economy for years after. Instances of tenant fraud increased, as many rental applicants tried to hide poor…

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