Archive for the ‘Maintenance’ Category

How to Keep Your Rental’s Carpets Looking Great

It turns out, not even carpets like getting walked all over. So the tenants in 42 Boulevard Road St. just moved out, and the move-out video your inspector took arrived in your email inbox this...

Keep Pests Out of Your Rental Property!

This time, we’re not talking about the kind with two legs and a history of rental fraud. Pests — roaches, ants, vermin, termites, and so on — can be an extraordinary annoyance at...

Smoke and Mirrors: Are E-Cigarettes Better For Your Property Than Regular?

If It Looks Like a Smoke, and It Smells Like a Smoke… E-cigs — electronic cigarettes — aren’t exactly new, but they’re becoming a popular-enough alternative to...

Bed Bugs: How to Know, What to Do

Hitting them with a shoe just doesn’t seem to get the message across. Everybody seems to have an understanding that beg bugs are a problem in apartments and hotels and other high-density...

It’s Getting Cold Out There: Winterizing An Empty Rental

The Best Winterization Is a Tenant — But Failing That… Ideally, of course, a rental property you own simply wouldn’t be vacant over the winter — and of course you should keep...

New Tax Laws Affecting Landlords Coming!

For a change you may actually like these! The IRS has issued it’s long and complex regulations that explain how to deduct improvements and repairs to rental properties. The regulations take...

Protecting Vacant Rental Property from Vandals and Thieves

Make the neighbors your friends, and you’ll have taken the single best step you can toward protecting a vacant property. It’s never a good thing to drop by a vacant rental property and...

Preventive Property Maintenance

You can pay a little now, or a lot later… We just took over the management of a tenant occupied property, where the property owner had been a “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) landlord for many years. We...