Entries by Michael Hurley

Unlocking the Mysterious Lease: Your Guide to Apartment Utilities

Given that more people rent their dwelling now than any other time in the last 50 years, landlords hold an immense power in the current economy. From added fees, taxes, to apartment utilities, landlords often attempt to pass their costs to their tenants to save money and increase profits. However, this isn’t always legal and often is unethical, especially if it deceives their tenants from paying what they assumed they would be paying. Here are […]

The Renters’ Rights All Tenants Should Know

Even though America is largely a country of homeowners, over 75 million households still live in rented homes. While homeownership offers many freedoms (like you can live with as many pets as the property can accommodate), renting comes with restrictions. But, when do these renter restrictions cross the line? Did you know that as a renter, you have rights entrenched in law? This article is all about renters’ rights. A decent understanding of these rights […]

What You Need to Know About a Landlords Credit Report

If you are planning on renting property, your landlord may have told you he is going to run a credit check. What a terrifying prospect. Will he be able to see you didn’t pay your rent on October 1st, 2009? What about your credit cards? Calm down. Landlords do this as a means of mitigating risk when renting out properties. There are some things you should be aware of a renter. For example, there are […]

Should You Hire a Property Manager for Your Airbnb?

It’s easy to see the potential financial benefits of Airbnb in today’s era of side hustles and gig economies, especially if you live in a tourist destination. But Airbnb property management takes a lot more time and expertise than most people realize. Whether you renting your own property or an investment one, being a host is far from passive. Managing bookings and cleaning schedules, communicating with guests and prospects, and maintaining your rentals all require […]

The Property Managers Guide to How to Screen Tenants

Investment properties turn sour with the wrong tenants. Those who seemed trustworthy and responsible at first could end up doing a 180 after a couple of months. You need to know how to screen tenants using methods that’ll provide good decision-making information. It’s your responsibility to vet tenants but what if finding the info is difficult? In this article, we share four helpful tenant screening tips. Property Management 101: How to Screen Tenants like a […]