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Safety Checklist For Rental Properties

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. 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…

New Rental Laws for Connecticut Effective for 2017

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. 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…

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

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. 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…

Stand Out To Owners and Grow Your PM Business

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. Growing your property management business involves acquiring more clients and adding more doors to your management portfolio.   According to the Rental Protection Agency, there are 22,889,285 landlords in the USA. These 22 million+ landlords are all potential clients that could need your services to…

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 LA city limits, each with a $42K annual budget and a corresponding Department of Neighborhood Empowerment within City Hall. “Department of…

How To Get Your Tenants To Pay Rent On Time

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. Late rent payments and non-payment are some of the biggest costs associated with managing rental properties. Not only are you depending on rental income to cover property expenses, owner payments, mortgage payments, or even your own supplemental income, but the implications of non-payment could mean…

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?

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. 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…

Notice to Enter Rental Property Requirements For Landlords

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct. 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…

The 2017 All-San Pedro News Pilot Prep Softball Team

For the first time in four years, San Pedro Prep Softball ended a season with a CIF champion. And for the first time in eight years, that champion would once again be San Pedro High softball. On Saturday, May 20, the Pirates staged a fearless rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn…