How to Properly Conduct a Tenant Screening

How to Properly Conduct a Tenant Screening

Every landlord knows that tenants can make or break a rental experience. A good tenant will allow you to do little work and still receive payments on time. However, a bad tenant will leave you to wonder about the state of your property as you write a “pay or leave”...
How to Best Deal With Problem Tenants

How to Best Deal With Problem Tenants

In property management, problem tenants are an unpleasant but almost inevitable part of life. Many problem tenants target small landlords who may be more flexible. Or perhaps they never intended to become a problem tenant but now it’s too late and they have to...
Common Landlord Mistakes to Acknowledge and Avoid

Common Landlord Mistakes to Acknowledge and Avoid

There are many things that landlords are responsible for. Due to this, it is possible and even common for landlords to make some mistakes. Knowing some of the most common landlord mistakes can help you to avoid making them.  Insufficient Insurance Insurance policies...
Things You Should Include in Your Lease Agreement

Things You Should Include in Your Lease Agreement

  The lease agreement can have a significant impact on your business. It helps to ensure that both you and your tenants are protected throughout the rental process. It is important to carefully consider every aspect of your lease agreement, as well as ensure that you...
3 Upgrades the Really Boost Rent

3 Upgrades the Really Boost Rent

If you want to reduce the risk of vacancies with your rental property, it pays to invest some money into upgrading the unit. Simple things like a fresh coat of paint are one thing, but tenants deserve to have a unit that they enjoy living in. Keyrenter Property...
Bed Bugs in Philadelphia

Bed Bugs in Philadelphia

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on warm-blooded species to survive.  Bed bugs were a problem in the early 1900’s, but then new pesticide developments helped to control them from spreading. However, in the past decade there has been an increase in bed...
How Much Do Property Management Companies Charge?

How Much Do Property Management Companies Charge?

  Property management company fees vary with different groups, so it is difficult to provide a flat-rate fee for everyone. The costs vary on a number of factors from how much engagement a property management firm handles. Let’s break down the costs of property...
How Does Property Management Work

How Does Property Management Work

Have you been on the fence about hiring a property management company to help you? Property managers are beneficial as they do tend to remove the day-to-day stress that comes with managing tenants and keeping up with property maintenance needs. However, understanding...
How to Avoid Bad Tenants

How to Avoid Bad Tenants

On average, an eviction costs a landlord just over $5,000 when lost rent, attorney fees, court costs, etc. are factored together. Repairing damage to a rental property leaves the landlord out-of-pocket another $2,200 or more. Renting your property to the wrong tenants...
Why You Need to Do Tenant Background Checks

Why You Need to Do Tenant Background Checks

Landlords are often in a tough position when it comes to finding high-quality tenants. You never know when one is going to be reliable and worthwhile or seriously problematic. That is one reason that a good tenant background check is so important. This simple process...