Do Your Tenants Have Long-Term Guests?

To protect yourself and your property, every adult living at your rental unit should sign a lease agreement to hold them legally responsible for rent payments and conditions of the lease.  Most standard leases stipulate that tenants are accountable for any guests’ behavior and are responsible for enforcing the property’s rules and regulations. But what…

Safety Checklist For Rental Properties

Rental property owners and managers are responsible for providing safe and healthy conditions for their tenants.  Rental property safety includes keeping tenants safe from physical harm from insecure or damaged structures, reducing the threat of criminal intruders that could harm or threaten your tenants, and providing a property that does not negatively affect a tenant’s…

New Rental Laws for Connecticut Effective for 2017

Connecticut has recently introduced new legislation regarding rental housing law in an attempt to regulate landlord behavior and protect renters, according to JD Supra. Rental laws involving security deposits, foreclosed leasehold interests, substitute housing, and the disposition of deceased tenant’s belongs have been signed by the governor and will become law October 1, 2017. New…

Allow Renters to Enter Account Info for Online Rent Payments – New Feature

Rentec Direct’s newest feature gives your renters the option to enter their own ACH information (bank routing number and account number) to streamline the sign-up process and increase adoption rates for online rent payments. If you use Rentec Direct’s EasyPay merchant services to collect rent payments online, via echeck (ACH) or credit card, the sign-up…

The Neighborhood Councils of Los Angeles

I’m sorry, but I just have to laugh at all the contentious rhetoric I read (primarily on Facebook) about the Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils in San Pedro. There are currently 97 Neighborhood Councils within the city limits, each with a $42K annual budget and a corresponding Department of Neighborhood Empowerment within City Hall. “Department of Neighborhood…

How Consumers Can Repair Their Bad Credit

So your credit stinks. Maybe you have a bankruptcy, or maybe your credit has tanked from some unfortunate decisions. Or, maybe it’s something more innocent, such as a few missed car or rent payments. Bad credit affects your life, from rent applications, car loan applications, and even merchant loan applications. Whatever the reasons, consumers want…

How Safe Are Your Tenants?

As a rental property owner or property manager you have the responsibility to provide a safe home to your tenants.  Property safety goes beyond the structural integrity of your rented home to include tenant safety through proper security systems. While it may be unnecessary to equip your rental properties with complete alarm systems or surveillance…

Notice to Enter Rental Property Requirements For Landlords

Landlords and property managers are required to respect their tenants homes and provide them with a peaceful environment, known as the implied covenant of quiet enjoyment. Unsolicited visits, whether from the owner or maintenance personnel, can be annoying for your renters and disturb their quiet enjoyment. However, there are plenty of legitimate reasons an owner…