Houston Property Management Tips

Property Maintenance and Repairs - Determining Responsibility

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Maintaining a property is important to the investment and normally the property ownerís responsibility. However, there are times when the tenant could be responsible and sometimes that can be difficult to determine. Habitability is Essential Even if landlord and tenant sign an agreement in writing that the tenant is respo...

How to Avoid Rental Scams

Thursday, December 17, 2020
In today’s high tech world, anything we want is available on the internet. So how does a property manager stay ahead of the cheats and scammers? It takes a true professional that has seen it all and stays educated about trends in the industry and is responsive to those trends. It takes an expert.Below are some typical scams that kee...

Houston Property Management Laws and Regulations – What Houston Landlords Must Know

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
As a Houston 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 bibl...

Is It Time For A Rent Increase?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
How are rent increases determined? Some people prefer to do small annual increases, others will do an increase only if they have had a major maintenance expense and some Owners never do rent increases. Some Owners like to use an annual percentage. Check with your property manager about your state laws governing the amount of increases all...

Deciding on Pets

Friday, February 21, 2020
Most Owners shudder when you mention pets. To be perfectly honest, this is an understandable reaction since there are times when tenants allow their pets to cause considerable damage or liability. However, when facing the issue of pets, Property Managers and/or Property Owners often need to use a logical approach. Saying “no” ...

Tenant Eviction in Houston – How to Deal with Bad Tenants and Late Payments

Saturday, December 1, 2018
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 comi...

Why Should I Pay for Professional Property Management in Houston?

Monday, June 20, 2016
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...

Why Family Can Become Your Worst Tenants – Houston Property Management Education

Monday, June 13, 2016
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 ...

How to Find a Good Property Management Company for Your Houston Rental Property

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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...

Best Tenant Screening in Houston – Professional Advice for Homeowners

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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 ...

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