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Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Implementing a late fee policy
Collecting timely rent payments from tenants is essential to keeping your property finances in order and promoting responsible tenant behavior. Writing a late fee policy into your rental agreements is a good way to make sure tenants remain...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Tenant referral programs — are they worth it?
Let’s face it – keeping vacancy rates as low as possible is any property manager’s first priority. With the economy in its current state, this is truer than ever before.  We’ve written several articles in the past on combating...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Dealing with (and preventing!) bad neighbors
Dealing with bad tenants can be tricky enough—though such scenarios are not ideal, at least you have a contract on your side to dictate certain rules and behaviors that ensure the comfort of all your tenants. But what happens...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
The Fair Housing Act and you
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) exists to ensure that all potential tenants are given an equal opportunity to obtain residency. This anti-discrimination  policy means that, as a landlord or property manager, you are not allowed to base tenancy at your property...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Protecting your property
It’s a fact: Some neighborhoods are more safe than others. It’s also true that while a neighborhood may be quite safe at the time you purchase an investment property, things can go downhill at any time (happily, this...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Keeping your lease agreements up to date
If there’s one type of document in property management that simply has to reviewed (and updated) on a regular basis, it’s your lease agreements. This  is, after all, the document that will ultimately determine your rights and protect...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Protecting against property management disasters
Do you think your day was stressful? Let’s stop for a moment to consider those extreme situations some property managers find themselves in. It’s often hard to personalize truly disastrous situations but when you think about it, there were...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Are renewal incentives worth it?
Most landlords will agree that a vacant unit ranks right up there as one of their least favorite things. The bottom line is simple: A vacant unit is money down the drain. There are, of course, times of...

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