Author: Michael Leafer

Gas vs. Electric Homes

The Top Differences for Gas vs. Electric Homes Every First-Time Landlord Should Know     First-time homeowners usually grapple with deciding to invest in gas or electric homes. While things may seem straightforward at first, in practice deciding between gas and electricity is more nuanced. There are several factors to consider, including each option’s upsides and downsides. This article looks closely… Read more →

Top Liabilities for Landlords

Protecting Your Property: The Top Liabilities for Single-Family House Landlords     As a landlord, you must be aware of the potential liabilities associated with your rental property. These liabilities range from electrical and plumbing issues to ADA compliance and safety hazards. By identifying and addressing these issues, you can protect yourself and your tenants from harm and ensure that… Read more →

Home Warranties

Pros and Cons of a Home Warranty for Your Rental Investment Property       What is a home warranty? A home warranty is a contract between a homeowner and a home warranty company that provides for discounted repair and replacement services on a home’s major components such as the furnace, plumbing, stand-alone freezers, water heater, dishwasher, oven, cooktop, garage… Read more →

Smart Homes

Smart Homes: What Landlords Need to Know     Smart homes equipped with connected devices such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home have become increasingly popular in recent years. However, these devices present several legal and privacy issues when renting a smart home. Landlords must be aware of these issues in order to properly remove or reset the devices and avoid… Read more →

Landlord Supply List

A Handy Home Supplies Checklist for Landlords     As a landlord, staying on top of maintenance and repairs in your rental properties can be difficult. From broken appliances to plumbing issues, it’s important to have the right supplies on hand to take care of these issues promptly. To help you get prepared, we’ve put together a handy home supplies… Read more →

Managing Your Property Manager

How To Know if Your Property Manager Is Slacking     Many landlords and tenants find themselves worried or unsure if their property managers are not doing a great job. Fortunately, there are signs to look out for that can indicate whether your property manager is slacking off. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the warning signs that you should… Read more →

Prevent Frozen Pipes

 The Landlord’s Winter Survival Guide: 10 Tips to Keep Your Property Safe from Frozen Pipes     As a landlord, it’s important to take steps to protect your rental property from the potential damages that can be caused by freezing pipes. Not only can frozen pipes lead to costly repairs, but they can also cause water-related damage to your property.… Read more →

Safety and Maintenance to Avoid Common Property Liabilities

Safety and Maintenance to Avoid the Most Common Property Liabilities     Liability risk is a noted concern for landlords and property owners. Some of the more common property liabilities can be addressed quickly to ensure safety and efficiency for tenants and owners. Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards A high-risk liability in any dwelling or building would be the opportunity… Read more →