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Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
5 housing regulations for 2020: What property managers need to know
Now that New Year’s Eve has come and gone, we find ourselves in a whole new decade that presents property managers with an ever-growing amount of complex regulations to grasp and navigate. In 2020, we’ll surely see a...
Emily Long
| 3 min. read
Tenant safety: What’s required of property managers by law?
Property managers and landlords have a general duty to make their rentals safe for tenants. However, what you are legally responsible for depends on state and local statutes, as well as applicable building, housing, and health codes. Most...
Amanda Maher
| 9 min. read
Understanding tenant estoppel certificates in residential real estate: Frequently asked questions
Say that you’re the owner of a 100,000 square foot retail center. You decide that you want to refinance the property. As you shop around for financing, you show your lender copies of the rent roll that notes...
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
NYC management company facing blowback after demanding residents prove U.S. citizenship
Can you ask tenants if they’re U.S. citizens? On June 12, residents living in an apartment building at the corner of 42nd Avenue and Junction Boulevard in Queens, NY came home to the following notice posted on their...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 9 min. read
Fire insurance 101: What landlords & property managers need to know
Fire insurance is critical—but it’s also dangerously easy to neglect. Residential fires are as costly as they are common. In 2015, a structure fire occurred every 63 seconds. 500,000 structure fires occur every year, and the vast majority—77%...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
What to expect if your tenant files for bankruptcy
One of a landlord’s biggest worries is having a tenant who stops paying rent. When that happens, if the tenant doesn’t voluntarily move out, a landlord usually has to go through the eviction process to reclaim possession of...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
Why standard terrorism risk insurance may not be enough
If you own or are considering buying an apartment building or multi-family structure of any size, chances are that you’ll need to buy terrorism risk insurance. Standard individual homeowners and auto insurance policies don’t contain terrorism exclusions, but...
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
Benign lease provisions lead to 6-year battle, $1M class-action lawsuit against Iowa City landlord
“Tenants are responsible for the cost of all damages/repairs to windows, screens, doors, carpet, and walls, regardless of whether such damage is caused by residents, guests, or others.” At the outset, this seems like very standard lease language....
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Laurie Mega
| 4 min. read
Powered by Buildium completes its 10th Bike MS and raises over $32,000
For the 10th straight year, the Powered by Buildium team has completed the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway, and raised money to fight multiple sclerosis. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a 2019 study found that nearly...
Laurie Mega
| 12 min. read
Learning from green buildings: 10 pathways to eco-friendly property management
There are so many reasons to focus on limiting the environmental impact of the properties you manage, and counseling your owners on energy- and profit-conscious upgrades. And there’s a lot out there to learn from (like green buildings)...
Laurie Mega
| 10 min. read
How to create a data-driven culture: 7 steps for your property management business
You may have heard the buzzword data-driven culture bounced around for decades. But implementing a company culture based on data is more than just a passing thought. It’s a proven and measurable way to create success and accountability...
Live Session: Grow Your Business with Buildium and All Property Management
Did you know the number of rental owners who hired a property manager because they didn’t have the desire or expertise to manage residents climbed from 11% to 42% in the past year? At a time when everything...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Online rent payment systems: What’s the best way to accept rent?
There was a time when paying rent via credit card was almost unheard of—and you probably remember it. Owners preferred checks that residents either dropped off or mailed in. But as technology advances and residents turn to digital...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
6 ways to airtight HOA-violation tracking
When a resident moves into an HOA or community association, they agree to follow a certain set of rules created by the board of directors. Those rules can cover anything from noise restrictions to the types of flowers...
FL Local Markets Snapshot – hosted by Buildium & Propertyware
Join us on Tuesday, Jun 22 at 2:00 pm EDT Description: A small-group, two-part workshop geared towards property managers in the state of Florida. Part 1: Focuses on Florida rental market data and insights to help property managers...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
7 property management marketing ideas to attract rental property owners
The word straight from Buildium’s 2021 Rental Owners’ Report: Volume 2 is that two in three small-business rental owners surveyed rely on a property manager to run their rental properties. That’s a 9 percent increase from last year....

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