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Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
A fine line: The landlord’s right of entry vs. tenants’ right to privacy
Just a few weeks ago, a friend called in desperation. She was at wit’s end with her landlord for a number of reasons, but was particularly upset that he called her late on a Sunday evening to tell...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
This landlord-tenant dispute raises the question: Can a flag be a safety violation?
When Jorge Emiliano “Nano” Rodriguez, 22, an electrical engineering student at Arizona State University, propped a gay pride flag against the fence in his front yard, he never considered he could be violating a clause in his lease....
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
“Cooper’s House” fair housing suit dismissed by judge
It’s hard to imagine an otherwise mundane 12’ by 8’ playhouse (pictured here) making its way into international news—but “Cooper’s House” has done just that. The $5,000 playhouse was installed by Dr. George Veloudis and his wife, Tiffiney,...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Squatters take hold over NYC apartments
One of our favorite blogs is Humans of New York, a photographer’s account of the people who live, work, and play in New York City. Since the photography project launched in 2010, it has morphed from a catalog...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
What you should know about domestic violence laws
In 2012, an overwhelmed landlord told one of their Pennsylvania renters that if she called the police again about her ex-boyfriend, she would be evicted. Not long after, when her ex-boyfriend showed up, she was too afraid to...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Uptick in landlords being sued under Chicago Landlord-Tenant Law
When it comes time to renting an apartment to a new tenant, landlords and property managers are advised to follow a few critical steps: screen prospective tenants by conducting background checks and/or calling references, check a person’s credit,...
Amanda Maher
| 4 min. read
Apartment renovation saves landlord from lead paint lawsuit
Ask any parent what they hope for their children and they’ll probably say something like: “I just want them to be happy and healthy.” That’s why renters who are expecting or have young children go to great lengths...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 2 min. read
What you should know about cyber risk – Part 2
Last week, we talked about some of the risks associated with running a business that depends on data. These are things every business person should know, from the most common causes of a data breach, to the costs...
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Jake Belding
| 10 min. read
Buildium vs AppFolio: An in-depth comparison
Buildium vs Appfolio: Which the best property management software for you? Read our in-depth comparison of key features and pricing.
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What renters want their property manager to know about communication [The Lookout]
Would it surprise you to know that 59% of renters want to communicate with their property manager via text message?   For years, email has been the most popular communication method. But over the last two years, we’ve...
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
How demand for property management services is changing in 2024 [The Lookout]
The pandemic not only changed how property management companies operate—it transformed the demand for property managers’ services.   But as the pandemic has receded, are rental owners still seeking out property managers at the same rate? That’s what...
Jon Park
| 8 min. read
4 of the best rental listing sites for 2024
If you own a rental property, you know how costly vacancies can be. On top of losing income, you need to pay for utilities, advertise your property, screen new tenants, and get them moved in. Today, rental listing...
Tara Mastroeni
| 10 min. read
The Ultimate Property Management Vendor Guide: How to Build, Audit, and Manage a Reliable Network
Managing property maintenance effectively takes more than just having a list of vendors at the ready. It means knowing exactly who to assign to a project to get the best price for the fastest, highest-quality work. Having the...
Jon Park
| 10 min. read
6 top ways to grow your property management revenue and door count
For a third year straight, over 90% property management companies have told us that growth is their #1 priority, according to Buildium’s Industry Report. However, with the rising cost of insurance, utilities, property taxes, and labor, the question...
Jake Belding
| 12 min. read
6 of the best lease management software options for 2024
Compare the features of 6 of the best lease management software of 2024, including Buildium, Propertyware, Landlord Studio, and more.
Jon Park
| 12 min. read
8 of the best property management systems for 2024
Compare the features and benefits of the X best property management systems for 2024, including Buildium, ResMan, LeadSimple, and more.

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