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Monday, July 4, 2016

Tenant Eviction in Houston – How to Deal with Bad Tenants and Late Payments
The number one rule to remember when you have tenants who aren’t paying rent on time is that it’s better to work with them than to evict them immediately. Your biggest cost as a homeowner with rental property is turnover. There are a number of costs associated with preparing the property for a new tenant, you have no rent...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Property Management Laws and Regulations – What Houston Landlords Must Know
As a landlord, you are bound by a number of federal, state and local laws that pertain to your rental property. We are all subject to the Texas Property Code. There is an entire chapter specifically dedicated to landlord tenant laws. It covers what those laws are and what you can get in trouble for. Basically it serves as our...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Why Should I Pay for Professional Property Management in Houston?
We talk to a number of landlords and rental property owners in Houston who want to know why they should pay for professional property management. It might seem simple enough to manage and maintain a rental property on your own, but there’s actually a lot of time and knowledge that’s required to do it well. Peace of Mind When...

Monday, June 13, 2016

Why Family Can Become Your Worst Tenants – Houston Property Management Education
Having a rental property is having a business, and you have to make decisions based on what’s best for that business. Renting to family members and friends can cause conflicts and require you to choose between your business and your relationships. A family member living in your property might require a little tough love, and ...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How to Find a Good Property Management Company for Your Houston Rental Property
There are a few specific things you want to talk about when you are interviewing and selecting the right property management company for your Houston rental property. We’re sharing some of the best tips to help you start your relationship in the right direction.   What Not to Ask Do not ever call a property manager and as...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Best Tenant Screening in Houston – Professional Advice for Homeowners
Landlords and homeowners who manage their own rental properties really need to know how to properly screen tenants. You never want to just move a tenant in without checking that person’s background and qualifications. It’s important that you always do a professional background screening. We’re telling you about what we do ...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Why Work with Terra Residential Services – Professional Property Management in Houston
Terra Residential Services is a professional property management company in Houston, Texas and we’re talking about why we are best choice when you’re looking for someone to take care of your single family rental property. We are a full service single family property management company, which means you don’t have to do...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 2012: Fair Housing and the Rental Process
Property Management Blog
It is crucial, when renting a property, that property managers and owners avoid discrimination. There are many pitfalls, and it requires good policies, procedures, and practices, to prevent unwanted Fair Housing complaints. Fair Housing actually began in the United States in 1776, with the Declaration of Independence, which states, "al...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March 2012: The Security Deposit vs. Normal Wear & Tear
Property Management Blog
If you have 100 property managers in a meeting, the majority will agree that settling a security deposits dispute is one of the more difficult tasks in property management, particularly when it comes to determining "normal wear and tear," also referred to by some as "ordinary wear and tear." Why does this become such a difficult pro...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February 2012: Handling Tenant Issues
Property Management Blog
In a perfect world of landlord/tenant relations, the rent is never late; there are never maintenance problems, emergencies, or any other difficulties; tenants are never angry. However, this delightful scenario is generally not the case and difficult situations take serious consideration and action. However, as your Property Management Co...

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