Property Management Blog

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday War Story - Demolished Domicile

When an owner entered into a rent to own situation with a tenant, she thought that he was going to fix up the property and purchase it one year later with the intent to flip it.   Read More »

Monday, February 19, 2018

Winter Wonderland - Landlord Liability

Winter has hit Utah with full force this Presidents Day Weekend. The snow has brought around some much-needed water for the state, but it has also brought many questions with it. Hopefully, this can help answer a few of them...   Read More »

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Fail - Banking Hours?

I don't get out of work till after 6, and the bank is closed. I'm not sure how you expect me to pay rent when I can't get the money out of the bank?  Read More »

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Tenant Tip - Tenant Taxes

“Renters are screwed when it comes to tax deductions,” according to one tax professional, who asked to remain anonymous.  Read More »

Friday, February 09, 2018

Friday Fail - Consequence Concerns

A manager goes out to talk with a tenant regarding renewal of their lease. Upon walking up to the door they note that the large front window has been obviously broken and boarded up. They knock on the front door and the tenant answers the door. He inquires as to the broken window, and as he does so he notices that there is water damage on the wall below the window and along the hardwood flooring.  Read More »

Monday, February 05, 2018

Rental Owner Taxes: 5 Deductions You Should Know About

Now that you understand the difference between current expenses and capital expenses. It's time to discuss deductions. Deductions tend to be looked at with a lot more detail by the IRS. So you should know what you are deducting, and have the 'backup' ready if they ask.  Read More »

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday War Story - Preposterous Paranoia

A frantic tenant calls convinced that the government was spying on her inside the house. The manager, went over to conduct an inspection and tried to explain that the noise she was interpreting as 'digital transmission' was actually the air from the furnace flowing through the older HVAC system. The tenant seemed to understand what the noise was, and the manager went home.  Read More »

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday War Story - Doggie Discord

After multiple complaints from neighbors about a barking dog at an apartment, the manager calls the tenant to find out more details. Since pets were not authorized at the unit. The tenant was adamant that there wasn't a dog there. So the manager asked some of the neighbors to please let them know when they can hear the dog barking again. Within a few days the dog is barking again and the manager is called. They head over to the unit and knocked on the door, only to be greeted with the obvious sounds of a dog in the apartment.  Read More »

Monday, January 22, 2018

Rental Owner Taxes: Expenses

It's that time of year again, time to start gathering information to file your taxes. It is simply an inevitable part of life that no one enjoys.  Read More »

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Fail - Excuse of the Week

I don't have it right now, just take it out of the security deposit!  Read More »