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20 Reasons Why I Hate My Renters

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - The following article was originally published on Let’s Talk Property Management: Landlords often have a negative reputation as greedy, slumlords, looking to take advantage of their renters.  In fact, with cases like those shared by these Reddit users who tell their worst landlord/management story, it’s hard to argue that sentiment. But are landlords always at fault […]
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New File Management Features Simplifies and Centralizes Files

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Managing files for Properties, Tenants, Owners, and other business documents your property management software just got a lot easier for Rentec Direct clients.  Your development team at Rentec Direct is excited to announce a new tool for File Management that will make navigating, searching, and naming files in the File Library more efficient.    File […]
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The Truth About Pet-Friendly Rental Properties

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - One of the many important decisions you will make as a landlord is deciding on whether or not to allow pets at your rental property. Minimizing potential property damage caused by pets is the number one reason owners give against allowing pets in their rentals. However, by saying no to pets, owners are also limiting their […]
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Halloween Tips for Landlords and Property Managers – Infographic

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Witches, ghosts, and goblins should be the scariest thing you and your tenants experience this Halloween. Chances are that at least some of your tenants are likely to hand out candy or take children on a trick-or-treating excursion this year, and unfortunately, you cannot always rely on your renters to put safety first. To ensure […]
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Guide to Late Rent Fees for Landlords and Property Managers

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - When a renter pays rent late, most landlords will impose a late fee as a penalty to the late rent.   Late fees for rent payments are typically based on a reasonable percentage of the monthly rental rate (5-10%) or a flat fee. In most cases, a landlord can only charge a late fee if […]
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Tenant Screening Red Flags

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Landlords and property managers understand the importance of tenant screening to secure the most qualified applicant for your rental property.  Failing to properly screen your rental applicants can result in significant loss of income due to late or unpaid rent, property damages, or an ugly and expensive eviction. Establishing standard screening criteria helps landlords and property […]
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Frequently Asked Renter Questions for Landlords

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Your renters will look to their future landlord or property manager to answer questions about the property and rent, how to be a good tenant,and how to maintain the property.    To help you provide the best service to your tenants, we’ve put together a list of some common renter questions with suggestions for how […]
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Entitled Tenants: The Difference between Bad Managers and Bad Renters

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Ever log onto a local review site, like Yelp or Facebook, and see unflattering reviews about your management company or property? Sometimes these tenant complaints are valid, due to poor customer service by your management team, other times your tenants are simply complaining because they didn’t get their way. Here’s a look at some common […]
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Landlord Tips for when a Tenant Disappears

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - If you suspect that your renter has disappeared and has no intention of returning to the rental property, you need to follow the appropriate steps before moving forward with re-renting the property. Before taking any moves towards re-renting the property, you need to check your state and local laws regarding rental property abandonment.  Complying with […]
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How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - One of your primary goals as a rental property owner or manager should include finding the most qualified tenant who will pay rent on time, follow lease terms, and take care of the property. And most importantly – you need to find this qualified tenant through legal avenues. Awareness of, and compliance with, Fair Housing […]
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From Vacant to Leased: A 4-Step Guide for Landlords to End Rental Vacancy

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - In order to get your vacant property leased and occupied in the shortest amount of time possible, you need to give your rental ad maximum exposure.    A proven method for getting maximum exposure for your rental vacancies involves placing rental ads in key locations online. A study from Apartments.com found that 61% of online […]
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How to Tell if Your Rental Applicant’s Landlord Reference is Fake

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Calling your rental applicant’s previous landlords for a reference is standard practice in tenant screening. You want to know if the tenant paid his rent on time, followed property rules, and is someone worth renting to. And who better to tell you if an applicant is a good renter than his current or past landlord. […]
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