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Pests – Real Problems For Real Property

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer. The days are getting sunnier. And everybody is coming out to enjoy the sweet embrace of spring. Including the animals we aren’t exactly crazy about. Pests are an annoying part of life for us. If you’ve ever opened your door to go outside and nearly gotten blindsided by a stray bee or wasp, you know the feeling. For...

After Hours Maintenance Emergencies

It was a dark and stormy night- and you, sleeping peacefully in the poppies, had no idea that disaster was striking on one of your properties. The roof began to leak to the point that the tenants were considering renting a tugboat to help move their stuff out. A tornado came, picked the house up and dropped it on some poor elderly lady’s sister. There was a small dog, and a lady floating in a...

6 Ways To Prevent Problems In Rental Units

Sprucing up your rental units isn’t all that different from taking care of your own house. You want to make sure that all the little details are attended to before they end up becoming big problems. Of course, a regular walk around and routine inspections can help, but also, if you take care of these 6 things while they’re small issues, they never really need to become big problems at...

What Can You Do About Mold In Rentals?

Though asbestos and lead paint are well known health and safety hazards, another environmental hazard is also causing problems. There have been multi million dollar cases involving symptoms like chronic fatigue, nausea, hemorrhaging, asthma and rashes- that are all potentially linked to one thing: toxic mold in rentals. Whether you are a tenant, a property manager, or a landlord, you need to know...

Notice and Repair Issues For Property Management

One of the best ways to keep tenants happy is to keep up on repairs to the properties as they arise. All too often, the big issues with plumbing or heating need to be dealt with in a very timely fashion, however, this is where you run into a bit of an issue: advance notice. In most areas, all this is, is letting your tenants know 24 hours in advance you’ll be stopping by. There are situations...

Are Your Properties Winterized?

As fall begins to blanket the country, temperatures are dropping. It is the time of year to make sure all of your winterizing is complete before it becomes too late. The last thing you want to do is fight the weather as you try and winterize your properties. There is only so much that your tenants may be responsible for and it may not be a bad idea to make sure everything is ready. What are a few...

The Frugal Landlord: Reducing Maintenance Overheads

As a landlord, you want your property rental business to run as smoothly as possible, and avoid any unexpected costly surprises along the way. One unfortunate overhead that plagues every landlord are maintenance costs. They cannot be avoided, and really can cost an arm and a leg when something drastic goes wrong. Imagine burst water pipes flooding the ground floor of a family home, or a boiler...

Tenant Rights Landlords Should Know

Welcome back to the world of RentPost. Hopefully, you won’t mind an existential moment from the Rent Lobster, but our aim here is to simplify rent and all the issues surrounding rent. As we expand, the goal will become apparent to all those familiar with RentPost whether you are a landlord, property manager, or tenant. For these reasons (and many more!), a series of informational articles...

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