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How to Be Safe when Kids Return to School During COVID-19

If you’re clutching your stress toys, you’re not alone. This month, students K through 12 are being shoved back through the open doors of questionably sanitized schools despite the pleadings of the greater public. On the one hand, socializing, real time interaction with teachers, and increased access to school resources are highly necessary for children

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How to Have Safe Property Inspections During a Pandemic

During a pandemic, we have to take precautions with property inspections.  While residents still need to move during these times, it’s business as usual.  Move-in/Move out inspections is a good practice for both parties.  When a renter moves out, and there is not an existing Move-in/Move-out property inspection checklist with photos, there can be a

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How to Check and See if Your Residents are Okay in the Crisis

There are countless ways to be a good property manager. You can have timely repair services, great community communication, or welcome baskets and holiday presents. Perhaps you have delightful pet policies with furry friends abound. Right now, checking in on your renters and being considerate of the effects of the current coronavirus pandemic, wins you

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The Battle Cry of Recent Rent Protections: What You Need to Know

From the battle cries of a rent strike to outright banning evictions, the response to renters’ rights during the pandemic has varied depending on what area your rental property is located. On the extreme end of COVID-19 related housing responses, California legislators have proposed a bill that could reduce rent by 25% and halt evictions

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What We Think the Next Protected Class will Be

Criminal records for rental decisions have become increasingly restricted over the past few years, and those efforts could be accelerated. As many local and state prisons and jails have released prisoners early during the coronavirus pandemic, there are concerns post-COVID that those previously incarcerated could become a protected class. As a protected class, resident screening

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