Tag Archives: Landlord
Posted on 29. Dec, 2011 by Jennifer Marcus Newton.
You’re not the only one making wish lists this time of year. Here’s one for your residents to check twice to make sure their next move-out is environmentally responsible. Or, should a tenant leave you with a move-out mess, this handy list will help you navigate the detritus responsibly. Thank goodness for security deposits.
Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by Jennifer Marcus Newton.
My neighbor Sage comes to mind when I think about an ideal tenant. First off, she’s reliable, responsible and stable. She’s lived in her apartment for nearly seven years. She treats her rented space with the utmost respect — just as if it were her own. She organizes efforts to clean up litter, create street art and plant flowers. I figure that her landlord certainly must know a thing or two about enticing high-quality, socially responsible tenants.
Posted on 13. Apr, 2011 by Kimberly Madrigal.
In the same way that we trust Google to host email and Facebook to provide a social site, a process called “cloud computing” allows companies to host infrastructure, software and computing capacity. They sell this hosting as “services.”
Posted on 02. Mar, 2011 by Kimberly Madrigal.
Everyone would like to get their electricity from a clean energy source but cost can be a prohibitive factor, particularly for rental properties. Two ideas that may merit further investigation are power purchase agreements (PPAs) and leasing of solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment.
Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by Kimberly Madrigal.
The future is here when it comes to electric vehicles or EVs with several models now available to consumers. As gas prices continue their inexorable rise, property management professionals will have to contend with the demands of these new EV owners. The most obvious demand will be a need to access charging infrastructure; in other words, a place to plug in.
Posted on 11. Nov, 2010 by Kimberly Madrigal.
With over 30% of U.S counties projected to suffer severe water shortages by 2050, it seems prudent for independent rental owners and property managers to consider upgrades to fixtures and faucets to help ensure supplies well into the future. Reducing water consumption has the added benefit of lowering charges for sewage, electricity and other fuels used for pumping and heating the water.
Posted on 19. Aug, 2010 by Jennifer Marcus Newton.
I recently had an uncomfortable, albeit necessary conversation with a landlord who owns a property on my block. This face-to-face meeting followed a rocky year with one of her tenants—the kind of neighbor no one wants to live near: Yelling in the street at all hours of the night, an unkempt yard complete with garbage bags that languished in the front yard for weeks on end, and serving as headquarters for increasingly badly behaved teenagers with hobbies that included drug dealing. Needless to say, neighbors were not happy.
Posted on 04. Aug, 2010 by Marc Courtenay.
One of the most toxic aspects of home and property maintenance involves pest control. This isn’t just about roaches, silverfish and ants either. In many areas of the country property managers and homeowners have to deal with rodents like rats and mice.
Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by Dan Wilhelm.
For lots of reasons, more and more people are becoming interested in the environment – some from an altruistic motivation, others from a purely economical or utilitarian perspective. However, the reality is that we, the people the-world-over, have wholly abused our local ecologies…
Posted on 23. Mar, 2010 by Dan Wilhelm.
It seems that lately every industry in the free world is claiming some stake in the surging green movement. The Baby Boomer generation has been forever passionate about its health and the state of the environment, and both generations “X” and the latest generation “Y” appear to be no less interested.