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Why Isn’t My Portland Property Renting?

Portland landlords may have a hard time renting out their properties, even though we are in a strong rental market which is a benefit to landlords and a challenge to tenants. Finding a place to rent in Portland has become increasingly difficult for many tenants. In fact, new laws were recently passed to give renters […]

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Changes to the Landlord Tenant Law in Portland for 2016

The New Year brings a few changes to the landlord tenant law governing rental property in Oregon. As a landlord, it’s necessary to stay up to date on these legal changes otherwise you can easily find yourself in violation of them. Do some research on the things that went into effect in 2016, or talk […]

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New Rules for Property Located in the City of Portland

There is some new legislation in the City of Portland that affects landlords, and today we’re talking about what those changes mean for you, your rental property and your tenants. Housing Demand Over the last few years in Portland, there has been a much higher demand for rental property. That demand has surpassed the supply […]

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Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act

In today’s blog, we’re talking about the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more specifically, what it has to say about service animals. As a rental property owner, you need to know what service animals are and how they may impact your responsibilities as a landlord. During your time as a landlord, you may receive an […]

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How Do I Market My Property in Portland, Oregon?

Landlords are always asking us at Residential Property Management how we go about marketing rental properties. The goal is to ensure your property gets the maximum exposure when you’re looking for qualified tenants. Writing an Advertisement First, an ad needs to be written. It should describe your property in the best possible terms, presenting an […]

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What Qualifications Should a Vendor Have?

Today we’re talking about vendors and the qualifications they should have before you allow them to do work on your rental property. As a landlord, you’re going to need plumbers, electricians and landscapers, as well as general handymen and contractors. You need to make sure you’re working with professionals who are licensed and insured, because […]

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How to Handle Late Rent – Property Management Advice

In today’s blog, we’ll address a question new clients frequently ask us: what happens if my tenant doesn’t pay rent? Rental Agreement Your rental agreement should explain exactly what happens when a tenant doesn’t pay rent. When putting together your agreement, make sure it states when rent is due and how it should be paid. […]

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What Happens If My Tenant Breaks Their Lease

Landlords often ask us what happens if their tenants break their lease. If you’ve done good tenant screening, you’ve probably found a tenant who can be counted on to fulfill the lease obligations. However, things happen that are out of our control. Jobs are lost, transfers are ordered and divorces split up families, having a […]

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The Benefits of Having a Strong Rental Agreement for Your Portland Property

Today we’re talking about the way professional property managers handle many of the situations that can occur throughout a tenancy. A lot of rental property owners talk to us about the services Residential Property Management can provide, and most of their questions seem to start with “what if.” These are some of the questions you […]

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Why Do Property Management Companies Have Negative Reviews?

In today’s blog, we are sharing our thoughts on social media reviews and customer feedback that can be found on sites such as Google Plus and Yelp. When you’re looking at reviews for property management companies, you may see negative reviews, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Today, consumers have become accustomed to looking […]

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