Do I Have To Allow An Emotional Support Animal? 5 Rules

Do I Have To Allow An Emotional Support Animal? 5 Rules

“Do I have to allow an emotional support animal?” You’re screening applicants for a property, and you notice the application lists an emotional support dog. You might be wondering if this means you can’t charge a pet deposit or conduct pet screening. And what about asking for proof that the animal is actually a support…

What Is A Pet Screening For Rentals? 6 Practical Easy Steps

What Is A Pet Screening For Rentals? 6 Practical Easy Steps

With 70% of U.S. households owning pets, permitting animals in your rentals can significantly expand your pool of potential tenants, attracting a wider range of qualified applicants. If pets are allowed, property managers must then consider whether to use a pet screening process. What is a pet screening for rentals? Pet screening allows property managers…

Should Property Owners Approve Tenants? 3 Risks Revealed

Should Property Owners Approve Tenants? 3 Risks Revealed

When managing rental properties, one thing often debated is whether or not to allow an owner to review a rental application or background check before accepting an applicant. And, should property owners approve tenants? The answer is a resounding NO. Being in a service-based industry the concept of telling a client “no” is a difficult…

Avoid Arizona Income Discrimination Violations: 7 Steps

Avoid Arizona Income Discrimination Violations: 7 Steps

In Phoenix and Tucson, it is now illegal to discriminate against renters based on their source of income. Violating this law can result in hefty penalties for you and your owners. Here’s what you need to know to protect your property management business from Arizona income discrimination violations. Understanding Arizona income discrimination laws Phoenix and…

Rental Application Scams: Beware Of Sympathetic Fraud

Rental Application Scams: Beware Of Sympathetic Fraud

For a property manager, distinguishing between careful screening and falling prey to fraud can be very challenging. A recent survey by the National Multifamily Housing Council found that 93.3% of owners and managers had encountered fraud in the last year. This high rate of rental application scams impacts profits and your overall business. Verifying information…

Fake Pay Stubs and Employment Verification Exposed

Fake Pay Stubs and Employment Verification Exposed

Checking a potential tenant’s income and job is part of the screening process for landlords and property managers. After all, renting to someone who can’t afford the monthly rent can quickly become a financial mess. Over 93% of landlords have encountered fraud in the past 12 months, making the screening process more challenging than ever….

Managing Rental Properties: 26 Best Areas To Master

Managing Rental Properties: 26 Best Areas To Master

No day is exactly the same in property management. Between tenant management, market dynamics, and changing laws, property management companies have a constant set of things to keep tabs on. We get it. As a company that works with property managers and owns rental properties ourselves, we understand the challenges you face on a daily…