Lease Agreement 101 - Evictions

Lease Agreement 101 – Evictions Tenants are often fearful to hear the word of “lease termination” or “eviction’. Yet a landlord can indeed terminate the lease agreement if tenant materially breaches the lease terms. Tenants should pay extra attention to the lease terms, timeline on written notice to vacate the units, as well as the…

Property Management Maintenance Program

Management Success Paired with a Thoughtful Maintenance Program In the previous article, we recommended property managers using a sample checklist to track progress and outcomes for property performances in different aspects.  Property maintenance is one of the most regular and important services to tenants. Thus, property managers should establish a maintenance program to create a…

How to Build Great Relations with Tenants

Build Resident Relations from Day 1 From Day 1 when the tenant moves in, the landlord should start to build a mutually respectful and cooperative relationship with them. A clear, positive, and honest communication routine is a foundation of a successful landlord-tenant relationship. It is imperative to recognize that both landlord and tenant have rights…

How To Understand Tenant Leases Part 3

Lease Agreement 101 – Part 3 Following up on our previous posts on tenants lease agreements and tenant lease provisions, we want to explore the tenant lease agreement in greater detail. There are numerous lease provisions which landlords, particularly new landlords aren't fully aware of. Understanding the tenant lease agreement is critical because it is…

Understanding Lease Agreements

Understanding Lease Agreements 101 – Part 1 How often do tenants read lease agreements and understand them? Likely not very often or thoroughly, which means potential renters don’t often know what they’re signing. That could lead to misunderstandings, legal battles, and conflict. If a tenant understands the lease they’re signing, it might actually create a…

Move-Ins Done Professionally

Move-in Process is a Relationship Building Starting Point In a previous article, we talked about the importance of implementing consistent screening policy during the leasing process. After you secure a qualified tenant, it's the landlord’s responsibility (or property manager) to schedule an appointment for lease signing, tenant orientation, building tour and unit inspection. It's essential…

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