Whether you are an independent landlord or a property manager, this series is for you. Learn the basics of managing your rental properties from seasoned professionals: establish screening criteria and procedures for finding great tenants while providing fair housing opportunity, use leases and forms to protect yourself and maintain positive landlord-tenant relations, and implement procedures and best practices that will help avoid property damage and loss of income.
Intro to Managing Your Rentals
Get the big picture of how to manage your rentals throughout the entire lifecycle of tenancy. You will learn from an experienced landlord who's seen it all. From creating your rental policy to move out, we will move quickly through the many aspects of being a rental property owner.
How to Get Great Tenants
How do you market your unit and screen applicants to get a great tenant you can rely upon? This class covers the whole process... creating your screening criteria and policies, marketing to appeal to the reliable renters in your area, screening best practices that support equal opportunity and provide you the protection you need.
Understanding Your Lease
Understand how to use RHAWA's leasing documents with confidence and determine when revisions are appropriate. Know which addendums are required for compliance with federal, state and local laws. Learn how to easily maintain and update your agreements throughout the tenancy.
Taking Care of Your Tenants
Learn to save time and money when handling resident issues. We will discuss how to foster positive business relationships with your tenants. Also, how to handle hardships, emergencies, and bad behavior. Explore your options of when to: make a call, make a deal, send a notice, and seek legal advice.
Properly maintaining rental property is crucial for retention of quality tenants as well as the long-term value of your property. This class dives into important maintenance issues and considerations you need to know about single-family homes and multi-unit buildings – including prompt responses to repair requests, proper notices to enter, regular inspections, budgeting, major repairs and replacement, maintenance schedules, updating, enhancements, and some cost-saving repair tips.
It's common to experience move-out conflicts, even with the best tenants. Successful, trouble free move-outs start with setting clear expectations and having good documentation from the very beginning. This seminar reviews best practices for lease signing, move-in / move-out unit condition assessments and other issues related to tenants moving out. Also, how to handle a move-out if these practices and documentation were not in place.