Everyone looked forward to 2021 for the simple fact that at least 2020 and all it held would be over. For those in the rental housing industry, the most important thing thought to end with the year’s change was the eviction moratoriums. Most set to expire sometime in early 2021, property owners and managers have
The Grass Is Always Greener and That’s Why They’re Moving. Are You Prepared for Marijuana Migration?
The term ‘Great Migration’ has been a popular turn of phrase since 1916 when large groups of African Americans made their way out of the rural South United States. Since then, great migrations have come to mean that of a similar idea, when groups of people pick up from or head to specific points at
It’s been a wild year for rental housing legislation. Last year everyone was worried about emotional support animal laws, rent price ceilings, and even criminal history limitations. It seems like so long ago that New York banned criminal background checks. The new year hit with a bang and instead of all those things that plagued
The rental housing industry is always changing. Even if current craziness was off the table, there were still rapid movements that made the laws vastly different from one coast to another. In California many things could be a protected class from hair color to clothing choices, while in New York City looking at eviction records
With rental housing laws constantly changing this way and that, becoming more complex and restrictive, picking an applicant within those laws gets complicated very quickly. How is one person meant to keep up with every law shift, with every change differing from county laws to state-wide or Federal? It’s hard! That’s why we’re doing our
According to Maslow’s hierarchy, finding shelter is one of those needs that people will do anything to meet. Everyone needs a place to lay their head and that vacant property looks pretty appetizing. Despite ‘everyone needing a place,’ not everyone meets the basic criteria needed to protect your property. The less ideal of an applicant,
If you find a vacancy on your hands, you probably have your eyes on the crème de la crème. The best of the best, the cream of the crop: only the best residents should be filling your vacancies, right? Now, it’s up to you to decide. How do you define an applicant with the potential
If you do background screening on your rental or employment applicants in California, you’re going to need to adopt this policy. Since 2012, the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) allows applicants to request and receive a free copy of their consumer report. Do you know this screening requirement that is unique to California?
When looking through piles of resumes, searching for the perfect person to fit your team, you have an image in your mind. They are experienced: specifically, someone who has worked in the rental housing industry before. They have a driver’s license, so they can get to all the properties with relative ease. They’re energetic, with
Online purchases and increased package deliveries are typical of the holiday season, but this is no ordinary year. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has seen mail volume increase steadily annually, and volume has drastically increased due to COVID-19. With more residents choosing to do their Black Friday and other holiday shopping online, in the