Residential Property Maintenance – Systems and Procedures

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As property managers, one of our most important responsibilities is to oversee the maintenance and repair of the homes we manage. In fact, most states’ laws address this, in one form or another. For example, Nevada law, in its Property Management licensing section, states: NRS 645.019  “Property management” defined.  “Property management” means the physical, administrative or financial maintenance and […]

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Client Retention – Property Management Style

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With so many of our owner/clients falling into the role of Landlord by chance, rather than by choice in the last few years, it’s no wonder we’re facing challenges gaining their loyalty. Often times, the rental property owner doesn’t have the slightest clue how to manage such an investment. In many cases, the property wasn’t […]

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When Saving Time Can Cost You Time (and Money!)

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As successful property managers, we quickly learn the importance of streamlining our policies and procedures, by establishing methods to save both time and effort. The profit margin in this business is tight, and if we fail to employ standardization and time-saving strategies, we’ll never succeed. I’ve noticed the average burnout time for most new property […]

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Judy’s Bill Watch List – Nevada 2013 Legislature

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This is shaping up to be a very light year for bills impacting the property management industry in Nevada. Both landlords and tenants have little to watch, in terms of new legislation on the horizon. Property Managers may be interested in a few of the items on my watch list, however.   Unless something changes […]

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Nevada Seeks to Protect Tenants Who Are Domestic Abuse Victims

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Property Managers in Nevada will want to follow this one…   Nevada Assembly members Lucy Flores and Elliot Anderson have introduced legislation that, if passed, would significantly amend the state’s Landlord/Tenant law to allow early lease termination for victims of domestic violence.   AB 284, introduced on March 15th, would allow a tenant to terminate his/her […]

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Disparate Impact: You don’t have to intend to discriminate to violate fair housing law!

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  Just today, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its “final rule”   on disparate impact under the federal Fair Housing Act. This final rule responds to a heated battle between housing providers (broadly defined to include all parties involved in selling, renting, insuring, lending, and zoning of residential property in […]

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How many of your owner/clients want to handle their own evictions?

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  What if your local court, the one with which you do business regularly as a Property Manager, ruled you can no longer represent your clients in eviction matters? The property owners must handle their own evictions, or hire an attorney.   Think that couldn’t happen?

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Accommodations and Modifications for Residents with Disabilities

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  Whether you are a property manager, owner-landlord, board member, or HOA manager, sooner or later you’ll be faced with a request from a resident for an accommodation under Fair Housing Law.   How about a quick test, just to see how ready you are for these requests… 

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