Since 1998, employment laws seeking to “ban the box” asking about a job applicant’s criminal history have spread throughout the U.S. With “ban the box” employment regulations affecting private employers across 16 states (plus D.C.), it is unlikely that this criminal record legislative trend will go away anytime soon. If you are a private employer,
Unfortunately, evictions are a costly risk when owning or managing a rental property. While some tenants vacate after a simple eviction notice, others require your local courts and the aid of the sheriff’s department. Regardless of the situation you have with your troublesome tenants, take some time to review everything you need to know about
Any time you use a consumer credit report to decide whether to accept a rental applicant or renew a lease with a current tenant, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) legally requires you to take some important steps to remain in compliance with the law. From credit freezing laws and procedures to adverse action notice
CIC has released a criminal, eviction, and credit report for September through December, 2018. Highlighting the number of rental applicants that have criminal and eviction records on their tenant background checks, as well as the average FICO credit score, CIC’s quarterly data analysis shows that the applicants that are applying to your rental properties have
As the holiday season gets closer and closer, you might be wondering what you should get your co-workers or the property manager in your life. Whether you’re work besties or formidable rivals with some of your fellow teammates, the holidays are a great time to show appreciation to some and rise higher on the office-favorites
With the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, November 4th, it’s time to jump-start the workweek refreshed. With the exception of Arizona and Hawaii, rental properties across the nation will need to set their clocks back. Worried you’ll miss something? Take advantage of our handy Daylight Savings Time checklist to help remind you (and
Property managers are responsible for a variety of tasks – from leasing and accounting to marketing and general management – and it can be tricky to add career development to your busy to-do list. Take the time to invest in your future goals with these 4 career-boosting methods. With a little dedication you’ll rise the
Everywhere you go, there are rules. Whether you’re at home or school or the mall, there are guidelines in place that people are expected to follow when present. Our society is structured around rules, and, without them, it wouldn’t be able to function. Your property is no different; when you allow a tenant to fill your vacancy, you expect them to pay the rent on time and respect your property in return. Everyone has their own rules for their rental, but consider these three popular rules.
Fake reviews are becoming a growing problem within the multifamily housing industry. Online, it’s terribly easy to leave a fake positive or negative review, and extremely difficult to get any reviews erased. Whether the apartment review is from a lying, former tenant or a professional fake reviewer, here’s why you should be responding to them all.
As a property manager you work hard to look after your community and make it the best that it can be, so it would make sense for you to want applicants to like it as well. Many question what attracts residents to a property, and what one may lack in times of vacancy. With so many competitors out there, it makes you wonder what it is that pulls a potential renter to one property over another. Maybe it’s the types of incentives you offer that residents are looking for?