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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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39 min. listen
Episode 18: Leasing for longevity
Matt Easton is a master when it comes to leasing apartments. The face and founder of Leasing University, Matt advocates an approach that’s all about respecting residents and understanding their needs first—in short, incorporating their voice into your...
Sales Success: Own Your Own Outcome
Thu, Dec 03 12:00 PM ET
Have you ever wondered how you can break into a sales role? Or how you can set yourself apart from other candidates in a job interview? On December 3rd at 12PM ET, join Lindsay Gersky, Colin Milton, and...
Robin Young
| 9 min. read
4 property management industry trends to watch in 2021 [Research]
Property managers have been on the front lines of every challenge that the rental market has faced in 2020. They’ve been stretched thin trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within their properties, while simultaneously trying to avert...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
5 unexpected services to create new property management revenue streams
We don’t have to tell you that 2020 has been a big year of change for property managers. This year, more than any other, property owners are looking to their property managers to go beyond the usual run-of-the-mill...
Stephen Fishman
| 47 min. read
2020 Tax Guide for Property Managers
2020 has gone differently than anyone predicted—and tax regulations that affect property managers have followed suit. In an effort to stave off economic devastation in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Congress revised the nation’s tax laws again a...
Webinar: 1099-MISC eFiling with Buildium and Nelco Solutions (2021)
Thu, Dec 10 2:00 PM ET
Before we know it, 2020 will be coming to a close, and tax season will be right around the corner. Join us for a live session on 1099 e-Filing with Buildium, hosted by David DoCouto from Buildium and...
32 min. listen
Episode 17: Behind the numbers of the 2021 Industry Report
Welcome to Season 3 of The Property Manager Podcast! This go-round, we’ll be welcoming property managers like you, subject matter experts, influencers making noise in the space, and those at the top companies that impact your world. In...
Amanda Maher
| 9 min. read
11 key performance metrics every property manager should track
The property management industry is highly fragmented. Some companies have only a few employees, some operate independently, and others have massive portfolios. No matter your business size or plans to scale, it’s important to stay on top of...

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