New Service for Pet Screening!

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Today’s blog post is a guest entry by John Bradford of “petscreening.com.”   There are two Ps that can cause property damage – People and Pets.  If you are a housing provider and property manager then you deal with both on a daily basis. Pets are animals but animals are not always pets. This is […]

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Nevada’s AB194 – Tenant Damage to Property

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Short, and sweet, Nevada’s AB 194 was passed by both houses of the legislature, and signed by the governor this week. It becomes law on October 1, 2013.   The new law specifically calls for criminal liability for renters who willfully damage or destroy the rental property: “This bill clarifies that a person who holds […]

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Winter Newsletters – Who Reads This Stuff?

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It’s been our practice for quite some time to send our tenants a newsletter every fall and spring, helping them prepare for the coming season. It’s that time of year again… time for the Winter Newsletter.   Hoping to garner some fresh ideas for this annual publication, we searched online today and found all kinds […]

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A day in the life of a Property Manager

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This one came in from a Facebook friend, and fellow property manager. It’s a situation that occurs more frequently than you might imagine, so I’ll share it with you for your feedback.   “I had to do a lock-out eviction on a tenant who owes about $2,000 in back rent. She is the only tenant […]

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Nonviolent Property Management

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Property Management can be a very challenging profession, in terms of communication. Most often, when the telephone rings, it is a problem. The tenant is unhappy because something needs to be repaired. The owner is unhappy because he’s not making as much money on the property as he thinks he should. The vendor is unhappy […]

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Questions from Property Managers – How can you tell if the tenant is really gone?

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Today’s question comes from one of our faithful readers, a fellow Nevada property manager, and a valued guest contributor, Bob Frenchu. Bob writes:   “When do you decide the tenants are out of the property?   Let’s say you’ve served a 5-Day Pay or Quit eviction notice. Noon of the fifth day rolls around, the […]

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