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The Real Cost of Lying to Your Landlord

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Many of us have heard the parental admonishment “my house, my rules” at one time or another in our lives. As adults, it is a much more understandable concept to swallow than it may have been at 15-years-old. However, a good tenant remembers that while the home or apartment they are leasing is their living […]The post The Real Cost of Lying to Your Landlord appeared first on Rentec Direct.

New Owner Portal Reports – Feature Update

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Rentec Direct is excited to announce the new Reports page for the Owner Portal. Your owners can now access detailed reports directly from their Owner Portal on a new Reports page. The Reports page allows your property owners to view or save summaries of their property performance, vacancies and account activity. The Reports page is mobile […]The post New Owner Portal Reports – Feature Update appeared first on Rentec Direct.

Is Your Landlord Harassing You?

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Despite laws and guidance that promote positive landlord-tenant relationships, sometimes personalities get in the way of smart business practices (and common human decency) that create situations where a tenant feels threatened or harassed by their landlord.   What is landlord harassment? When a landlord or property manager willingly creates a situation where a tenant feels […]The post Is Your Landlord Harassing You? appeared first on Rentec Direct.

Simple Ways to Make Tenants Feel at Home

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - The landlord-tenant relationship is critical to successful property management, and like any relationship, a good one requires care to foster mutual respect. You want a tenant who is respectful of amenities and responsible with upkeeping tasks—changing the air filter, maintaining a pest-free living space, or making sure the water is running in winter. And a […]The post Simple Ways to Make Tenants Feel at Home appeared first on Rentec Direct.

10 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - If you don’t have an A/C unit, want to keep your electricity costs down, or simply don’t trust your property’s outdated cooling system to work efficiently, we’ve put together the top simple and affordable tips for keeping your house cool this summer. Switch your ceiling fans. Change your ceiling fan setting so the blades turn […]The post 10 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer appeared first on Rentec Direct.

15 Secrets Your Renters Do Not Want You To Know

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Unfortunately, the reality of a landlord-tenant relationship is that some renters think lying to their landlord is reasonable behavior in order to avoid eviction. Most of the time a landlord will be able to see through the lies and move on to the next tenant.  Other times, an honest landlord believes in the integrity of […]The post 15 Secrets Your Renters Do Not Want You To Know appeared first on Rentec Direct.

Introducing A New and Simple Credit Access Application Process

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Rentec Direct is pleased to announce that we have simplified the tenant credit report access application process. Property managers and landlords can now submit an online application to in order to gain access to credit reports for tenant screening. The simplified application allows you to click through the options directly from your computer without needing […]The post Introducing A New and Simple Credit Access Application Process appeared first on Rentec Direct.

HELP! There’s Been a Break-In at My Rental Property

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - What happens when one of your tenants gets robbed and the burglar damages the property and steals all your renters stuff?  After a break-in, your tenants may approach you with a few questions and these tips will help you figure out how to best manage a robbery at your rental property. Will you replace my […]The post HELP! There’s Been a Break-In at My Rental Property appeared first on Rentec Direct.

10 Tips To Get Your Property Ready For Summer

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - It’s time to get your apartment complexes and rental properties ready for summer. The warm weather means your residents want to get outside and enjoy the community features you offer.  Any pool areas, bbq pits, and picnic areas should be ready and inviting for summertime use and the social atmosphere that makes your property stand […]The post 10 Tips To Get Your Property Ready For Summer appeared first on Rentec Direct.

Mobile Friendly Tenant Portal – New Feature

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Rentec Direct is excited to introduce a new mobile friendly design for the Tenant Portal!  The new Tenant Portal gives your tenants the information they want conveniently at their fingertips. The latest update for the Tenant Portal allows the system to adjust to whatever screen size your tenants are using, from the desktop to the mobile phone. […]The post Mobile Friendly Tenant Portal – New Feature appeared first on Rentec Direct.

Is Your Property Rent Ready ?

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - A fresh start to a new lease means getting your property rent ready and sparkling for your next tenant. Rent ready means your rental property is in perfect condition for new tenants to move in.  The sooner your property is rent ready, the sooner you can start collecting rent, and the less money you will […]The post Is Your Property Rent Ready ? appeared first on Rentec Direct.

Tenant Screening For The Smart Landlord

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - You worked hard to own an investment property or build a career around managing rental properties.  Why jeopardize your effort by renting to an unqualified tenant that could cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost rent, property damage or evictions.   Maybe you’ve been lucky. Great tenants.  On-time rent payments.  Full security deposit […]The post Tenant Screening For The Smart Landlord appeared first on Rentec Direct.

The Airbnb Effect on the Rental Industry

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - The popular short term rental website, Airbnb, is getting criticized for negatively impacting rental housing availability and causing rent rates to rise – a phenomenon dubbed as the “Airbnb effect”. The concept behind the Airbnb effect is that rental property owners are using their units for short term rentals which keeps them off the long-term […]The post The Airbnb Effect on the Rental Industry appeared first on Rentec Direct.

Requirements For Keeping Credit Authorization From Rental Applicants

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Landlords and property managers often use credit reports to verify a renter’s financial responsibility and to determine if the renter will be able to pay rent regularly and on time.  Rental property managers are able to legally access a potential tenant’s credit report if they get permission to do so first, typically through written consent […]The post Requirements For Keeping Credit Authorization From Rental Applicants appeared first on Rentec Direct.