Can you be held responsible for damage in a property if you inspect less than once a year? What kinds of things can happen in a rental that you could have liability for? Often, the people doing the worst things pay their rent on time and never report a problem. How often should you inspect a property? What happens when you get sued for negligence by an angry owner because you didn't inspect often enough? Florida property management attorney Harry Heist takes on these questions and more in this episode. As always, talk with your local attorney as laws vary from state to state.
NARPM Radio: Using Technology for Unattended Showings
How do you handle property showings during a time of social distancing? Self-showings are growing in popularity, and there are basically two ways to handle these: 1) with a lockbox, and 2) with “smart home” tools. If your owner wants more security during a showing, the “smart home” approach is definitely the way to go – find out more how you can benefit from temperature control, water leak sensors, and other features along with monitored self-showings in this interview with Sean Miller, president of PointCentral.
NARPM Radio: Subletting a Home on Short-Term Rental Sites
You just found out that the unit you’re managing is on Airbnb. Now what? Does your lease cover subletting? What are the ramifications of this kind of activity? Florida property management attorney Harry Heist takes on this topic in today’s NARPM Radio episode. Always check with your attorney as laws vary from state to state.
How can you use eviction records in renter screening, and if you do, where do you get them? What's a Vantage Score? What are the benefits of tenant screening, and who should use them? These questions and more answered by Ryan Green of CIC Credit Reports.
“Surviving the Storm”
Downturns are nothing new. Practical tools for not only surviving, but thriving, during a crisis are presented in this informative podcast from property managers Anne and Mark Lackey.