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Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
When eviction is the wrong choice: court finds in favor of displaced tenants
For years, Santa Monica landlord Barbara Bills was forced to forego significant rental income because three of her one-bedroom units were rent controlled. Tenants only paid $765, $765, and $714 per month, respectively, despite apartments in the same...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
The nuts & bolts of requiring renters insurance
If you’re managing a residential rental property of significant size and are not already requiring renters insurance, you’re in a decided minority. The latest Apartment Cost Risk Survey from the National Multi Housing Council, which surveyed some 55 apartment...
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
When dogs attack: Despite a sound pet policy, owner loses civil case
It started off as a picturesque afternoon: Two Long Island grandparents took their 4-year-old grandson and 14-month-old granddaughter for a stroll. But the idyllic scene didn’t last long. As the toddler road his tricycle along the sidewalk, three...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Who pays the price for a partying teen? 4 ways to minimize the risk of property damage
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions”—or so the saying goes. And it was good intentions that ended up wreaking havoc at the property of one hapless owner. An unsuspecting Kius Pahlavan hosted an open house...
Jim Gallant
| 5 min. read
Landlord-tenant dispute in Kentucky takes decade to resolve
Many landlords go to court seeking unpaid rent from evicted tenants. But few cases take nearly a decade to resolve. Indeed, many landlords wouldn’t even bother continuing a case that long, but a July 10 decision by an...
David Roberson
| 3 min. read
The legal tool every property manager should know about: The confirmation letter
While handling day-to-day tasks, property managers sometimes run into tenants and have innocent, friendly chats about kids, the news, the neighborhood, and so on. Sometimes, though, these conversations head in a different direction, turning into what I call...
Barbara Ballinger
| 4 min. read
How marijuana laws impact your tenants & property: Today, it’s a bit hazy
Marijuana: Whether or not your tenants can grow, store, or use it in your buildings is rapidly changing. As of mid-May 2015, 27 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing cannabis, the marijuana plant, for...
Barbara Ballinger
| 5 min. read
How settling out of court saves time, money—& your sanity
Settling—or reaching an agreement out of court—on most legal issues is usually smart, whether it’s a divorce, automobile accident, or landlord/tenant dispute. Too often, anger builds, and both sides refuse to budge. Bringing in an objective third party...
Laurie Mega
| 19 min. read
8 Property Management Business Goals Buildium’s Open API Can Achieve
We sat down with Noah Smith, Head of Operations and Technology Management at Lobos and Brawley Reishman, Chief Technology Officer at Westward360 to document the Open API use cases where they’ve seen success. “The biggest reason why we...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property management chart of accounts: What is it and why is it essential?
One of the most important accounting practices in any business is setting up and keeping a property management chart of accounts. As a property manager, your chart of accounts will help you keep tabs on all the transactions...
Tony Maiella
| 6 min. read
What does Buildium’s Open API mean for property management companies?
Take a second and think about how much information you collect from your residents, owners, and their properties each day. From your books to your residents’ technology adoption, there’s a well of hidden value buried underneath the surface....
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Investing in human capital: What it means to be a socially responsible property manager
When you think of property management, what terms come to mind? Doors? Turnover? Vacancy rates? What about the term human capital? The concept of investing in people as well as property is at the core of everything Socially...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property managers can master the new student housing market with technology. Here’s how
It’s been a long two years for property managers, particularly in college towns, where vacancies skyrocketed after colleges and universities closed their doors. As students make their way back, there are certain new expectations they bring with them....
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
8 property management strategies to grow your portfolio
In January of 2021, 38 percent of rental owners surveyed in Buildium and Propertyware’s 2021 Rental Owner’s Report, Volume 1 planned on acquiring new properties in the next two years. That’s an 8 percent jump from five months...
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)...

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