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Here are four important questions to answer before your tenant asks, and before you both enter into a rental or lease agreement, from Keepe the on-demand repair company. Obviously the lease is designed to hold you and your tenant to all the conditions of tenancy, which may protect either party during a dispute.  As a property manager,…


One of the most crucial aspects in tenant screening is that of checking your prospective tenant’s landlord references, so here are 5 ways to spot fake landlord references from Keepe the maintenance company. Unfortunately, some tenants have been known to make up references or list friends or family members as previous landlords. There are even companies that…


What is Rent to Income Ratio and How To Calculate It? Whether you are renting your first apartment or considering a move, there’s one question you perhaps have on your mind: “What percentage of my income should go to rent?” Spending a large portion of your paycheck on monthly rental payments could mean coming up…


Most landlords will tell you that a credit report is typically the deciding factor in whether or not to rent to a tenant. What many landlords don’t know is that the three major credit bureaus removed civil judgments (including evictions), tax liens, and most bankruptcies from credit reports back in 2017. AAOA fortunately, has never…


Your apartment community’s pet policy is one of the first qualifiers an apartment seeker has when searching for a new home. Whether you accept their furry friend or not is a dealbreaker—59 percent of renters said it was an important part of their online search, and 33 percent said the pet policy affected their decision to…


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the seven weeks since Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to protect people from losing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of eviction cases have stacked up in Florida courts, waiting for the order to lapse. They include more than 250 in Hillsborough County alone — one of…


KANSAS CITY, Mo.  Tiana Caldwell works as a nurse when she’s able. She said her family is also about get evicted. “We were just getting to where we could get on our feet,” Caldwell said. Caldwell is a two-time cancer survivor. She said being homeless would make her weakened immune system an easy target for…


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…


Do you have a 4 line phone system on the desk?  Or do you have a closet where your phone system computer is installed?  On premises equipment can be a hassle! If it is outdated, there is no question it is missing some of the newest, most useful technology.  Also, it is common for equipment-based…


We can all pretty much agree on that, right?  Having to call someone at 11pm to unclog a toilet is not fun. But turning a tenant’s call for maintenance into a productive experience will go a long way in improving their overall satisfaction.  It may even become a selling point for prospective tenants! For small…

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