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Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application?

Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application

This is a question that we got asked recently: Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application? And it’s a good question! Good tenant screening will weed out most of the bad tenants… But it’s not 100% fool proof. Unfortunately, sometimes a bad tenant can still slip through the cracks. When this happens, […]

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[PART 4] Tenant screening: How to adjust your tenant screening process and eliminate evictions

How to adjust your tenant screening process and eliminate evictions

This week we are wrapping up our series on tenant screening! If you missed any of the previous videos you can find them here: How to read a sample credit report and fill out an application scoring sheet What to verify on a tenant application Knowing when to approve or deny a rental applicant Because […]

[PART 3] Tenant Screening: Knowing when to approve or deny a rental applicant

Tenant Screening Knowing when to approve or deny a rental applicant

This week we are continuing our series on tenant screening. In part one we talked about how to read a sample credit report and fill out an application scoring sheet. In part two we talked about what to verify on a tenant application. This week, we are talking about how to approve or deny an […]

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How to use a move-out checklist after a tenant vacates a rental property

How to use a move-out checklist after a tenant vacates a rental property

Turnovers can be a lot of work for landlords! Whenever a tenant moves out, there is a lot that needs to be taken care of: Getting keys back Re-keying and securing the property Transferring utilities Getting the property rent ready Handling and returning the security deposit Advertising Screening tenants and re-leasing the property Etc. If […]

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How a move out packet can save you hundreds of dollars when tenants move out

How a move out packet can save you hundreds of dollars when tenants move out

One of the most important forms that you can use in the property management industry is the move-out packet. Not only will this form save you money, but it will improve your turnovers. Since we started using this form, tenants consistently leave units in great shape with minimal maintenance needed. This results in higher deposit […]

How to provide great customer service while still getting maintenance requests in writing

Why maintenance requests should always be in writing

We’ve talked a lot about the important of getting maintenance requests in writing… But there is another important aspect when it comes to maintenance: Good customer service. A large portion of tenant complaints relate to maintenance. “My oven has been broken for weeks, and you’ve never done anything about it…” “Someone came over to fix […]