Tips for Tenants and Managers

Dodging the Bad Tenant Bullet

When you are a landlord, figurative bullets can fly at you from many directions. Taxes, insurance, code enforcement, and repairs are all things we landlords have to deal with. One of the most painful bullets if it finds its target, however, is the bad tenant. Dodging bad tenants begins with your tenant screening process, but…

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Should Landlords Give Tenant Gifts at the Holidays?

Many landlords wrestle with the question of whether to give winter holiday gifts to tenants. From Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa, people celebrate the season by giving gifts. Does that mean you should? According to Steven Michael White of Rentprep, you need to go with your gut feeling on this one. There are several schools…

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5 Easy Holiday Decoration Tips for Renters

Help your renters feel festive this holiday season by sharing these tips on how to decorate for the holidays without violating the terms of their lease. Suction Solutions Putting lights around the perimeter of a window allows you to share a little illumination with the outside world. Instead of putting screw hooks in the frame around…

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Making a Small Space More Desirable for Tenants

Capturing the tiny house trend will give your tenants more options when looking at a studio or small apartment.  These tiny dwellings will be more desirable if they are well organized and have extra usable storage space. From dual-purpose furniture to the clever use of tension rods, landlords can create plenty of room for tenants…

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6 Ways to Be Landlord of the Year (& Retain Your Best Tenants!)

The best approach to being a property manager is often debated. Some still side with playing bad cop — the stern warden who doesn’t care what the story is. Others have found amazing success in being incredibly generous. The truth is that you do have to be a professional and responsible rental property owner. You need to…

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10 Most Common Repairs Landlords Can Fix Themselves

Ideas by Jimmy Moncrief and landlordology.com   Let’s examine the most common issues that come up at a rental property, and how you can fix them yourself. Yes, it might take a little more time than hiring a professional, but you’ll learn new skills and save thousands of dollars in the long run.   Always be safe,…

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10 Reasons Why Landlords Should Not Feel Guilty About Evictions

Landlords are often asked how they can put another human being out on the street, and still feel good about themselves, and their ethics.  Tony Severino outlines our company business philosophy here at BMG Rentals Property Management  and should help those who aren’t in the rental business understand. Tenant eviction isn’t about ethics, it’s about…

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