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Best Landlord Checklist for Tenant Move-Ins in Fort Myers, FL

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, May 10, 2019
Property Management Blog
The move-in process can be a busy and stressful time for both landlords and tenants, but you have to make sure you’re paying attention to all the details. Before you hand over the keys, collect all the necessary move-in funds and get the lease agreement signed. You also need to conduct a move-in inspection. The purpose of this inspe...

How Often Should You Inspect a Tenant-Occupied Rental Property?

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, April 26, 2019
Property Management Blog
Tenants have a right to privacy, and that’s a right that landlords and property owners need to respect. While it may be your house that they’re living in, it becomes your tenant’s home as soon as they sign the lease and begin paying rent. While inspecting a property during a tenancy is important so you can evaluate its c...

How Should Rental Property Owners Handle Tenant Maintenance Requests?

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, April 12, 2019
Property Management Blog
Maintenance is a big part of owning rental property, and you need to be prepared to respond to any repair requests made by tenants. Your response will depend on how serious the problem is. Be prepared with a preferred list of vendors, an open channel of communication with your tenants, and a willingness to follow up once the work is done....

What Should Landlords Ask Prospective Tenants on a Rental Application?

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, March 29, 2019
Property Management Blog
A thorough and detailed rental application is one of the first parts of your screening process. Before you can effectively screen tenants, you must gather information about them and their backgrounds. A good application will request information about a prospective tenant’s identification, work history, rental history, and financial ...

Best Practices for Managing Tenant Utilities for a Rental Property

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, March 15, 2019
Property Management Blog
Utilities can be a complicated part of renting out a property in Florida. Water and power utilities are managed by local governments, and there are fees and expenses associated with stopping and starting utility service. You have a few options when it comes to managing the utilities in your rental property, and the option you choose reall...

When Should You Increase the Rent You Charge on a Property

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, March 1, 2019
Property Management Blog
Raising rent is a normal thing for landlords to do. Your goal is to earn more cash flow and long term ROI on your investment, and one way to do that is by raising rent on a regular basis. However, you have to be strategic. Don’t chase away great tenants with unreasonable rental increases. The best way to decide on rental increases i...

What Happens if a Tenant Moves Out without Notice?

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, February 15, 2019
Property Management Blog
In Florida, a landlord and tenant are bound to the rental agreement that each party signed at the beginning of a tenancy. If your tenant moves out before the end of the lease, he or she has violated that lease. Before you take any action, it’s important that you are certain the property has been abandoned.Determining that the Tenant...

Should You Require Tenants to Buy Renters Insurance?

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, February 1, 2019
Property Management Blog
Renters insurance benefits both landlords and tenants. As a rental property owner, you need to make sure you are completely covered when it comes to renting out your home. You need your own insurance policy, which should cover the dwelling and the rebuilding costs as well as liability and protection against loss of rent. For tenants, ther...

What’s the Best Method for Collecting Rent?

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, January 18, 2019
Property Management Blog
Collecting rent on time is part of being a successful landlord. You can waste a lot of valuable time chasing down late rent or dealing with checks that bounce or get lost in the mail. If you want to ensure that your tenants pay on time every month, have a consistent rent collection policy in place and provide them with several options for...

Top 10 Affordable Improvements You Can Make to Increase the Value of Your Rental Property

Jonathan Maloy - Friday, January 4, 2019
Property Management Blog
If you’re hoping to increase the value of your rental property, you don’t have to do a complete renovation. It’s important to choose the products that will deliver the most return for the least amount of investment. With these 10 affordable improvements, you’ll increase the value of your rental, and you’ll al...

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