A New Website/Tool for the DIY Landlord

Do you need help eliminating specific tenant problems or are you seeking the right resources to obtain key rental forms? We’ve come across a great site – the Landlord Protection Agency (LPA). LPA provides everything you need to manage your property safely and effectively through a variety of essential forms and services. The LPA site gives you access to quality advice from real estate experts and successful landlords. A unique tool that property managers shouldn’t be without is the Lease Obligations Reminder Letter, also available on the site. It’s an effective form for LPA members that allows the landlord...

Do-It-Yourself Pest Control for Do-It-Yourself Landlords

The rainy, wet season may be good for cleansing the air and watering our farm lands, but along with inclement weather comes pest burrowing their way into our homes. The rainy weather of late has resulted in multiple reports of ant sightings inside furnished homes I manage. We’ve even seen some cockroaches in perfectly clean homes. Recently, I’ve had to reestablish our corporate account with a pest control company. I placed a call for a tenant who claimed to have seen cockroaches in the bathroom and kitchen. The pest control agent came and reconnoitered the dark, enclosed spaces, such...