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Building Maintenance Checklist For Landlords: RentPrep Guide

Managing buildings with multiple units or homes that require regular servicing brings new issues to landlords that you might not be familiar with. Preventative maintenance is essential for the long-term profitability of buildings, but not all landlords know how to manage these tasks effectively. What you need to succeed in this respect is a high-quality…Read More

Landlord Guide: Can A Landlord Install Security Cameras On Rental Property? [2022]

Updated July 22, 2022 Security systems have grown in popularity over the past few years. In fact, according to the 2022 State of Safety report, 62% of Americans use at least one type of security system to protect their homes. With security cameras becoming more affordable for consumers and available everywhere, the low-cost investment compared…Read More

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Who Is Responsible For Lawn Maintenance: Landlord Or Tenant?

When renting out a property, the tenant gains the right to use the property as their own. In doing so, they take on specific responsibilities. Is the tenant responsible for lawn maintenance as one of those responsibilities, or does that job still fall to the landlord? This question is confusing for many landlords, particularly when…Read More

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How To Make Your Apartment Handicap Accessible: 10 Tips

Updated December 2021 Millions of people in the United States have disabilities. Often, these individuals find that traditional housing options don’t meet their needs. Landlords can attract these potential tenants by taking time to make an apartment handicap accessible so that these rental properties are more comfortable, welcoming, and friendly to those with special needs….Read More

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Landlord Painting Responsibilities: When Should You Paint?

Updated November 2021 It’s easy to know that you need to repaint your rental property when there are clear damages or when you are getting it ready to rent for the first time, but what happens after that? How often should landlords paint rental properties to keep them in the best condition and habitable for…Read More

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Spring Cleaning Tips And Maintenance For Property Owners

Updated February 2021 Even though it is still early, spring is setting in. That means it is time to do some important spring cleaning for your rental properties. Where should you begin? Spring cleaning and maintenance for property owners can feel overwhelming at times because of how many things there are to get done. This…Read More

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Do Landlords Pay For Pest Control? Everything You Must Know

Updated October 2020 When bugs and other pests make their way into rental properties, it can cause conflict between tenants and landlords as to who is responsible for pest control. It’s a part of your responsibility as the landlord to ensure that pests are not able to infiltrate the property, but the tenants share in…Read More

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How Long Does A Landlord Have To Fix Something

If you are a landlord for an apartment building or rental property, then you know the pitfalls of the profession. Getting tenants in the building who will pay bills on time and who understand how much work you do can sometimes seem like too big of an ask when problems are constantly arising.  Well, when…Read More

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Rental Property Repairs Vs. Improvements

As a landlord, you’ve probably received a call when a tenant has told you there is a repair needed. These calls often come in the middle of the night, or when you’re trying to enjoy what little time off you have. Sometimes, the call will result in you as a landlord needing to make an…Read More

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What Is Normal Wear and Tear, and How Do You Measure It?

Naturally, some problems will develop at your rental properties over time. The roof will wear out, the floors will lose their luster, and the walls will need to be repainted. Budgeting this normal wear and tear into the cost management of your property is key to keep your bottom line. But what happens when the…Read More