Residential Property Management – Handling a Tenant’s Maintenance Issue

Every once in a while, things go wrong and break. While this seems frustratingly true in every walk of life, it is especially relevant to residential property management. Whether you’re renting out an apartment or plan to build up a property portfolio, you have roles and responsibilities that you need to be aware of. With a little knowledge and practical application, you’ll know how to handle tenant maintenance issues and avoid costly mistakes. Your Maintenance Issue Plan One of the first things you need to do is create a maintenance request plan. Who is responsible for officially submitting maintenance requests?… [Read More]

Benefits of a Property Management Company with Online Services

Property management is an art that, if executed expertly, results in satisfaction all round. The world has migrated to the virtual environment and it only makes sense that real estate property management services follow that trend. Real estate managers who use online or virtual tools are creating convenient avenues for clients to access services and complete transactions. This makes them more likely to succeed than their counterparts who opt out of these opportunities. Clients in the modern world value convenience and online services facilitate this.  Imagine a system that allows potential and existing clients to browse available properties from locations… [Read More]

Property Management Tips on Getting the Most of Your Outdoors

One of the best assets of any property is the outdoor space. It has unlimited potential to boost both the economic and aesthetic value of your property. This is why both residential property management companies and corporate property managers pay special attention to improving the outdoor spaces of the buildings under their care. Why is landscaping important? The outdoors of any property is the first thing any visitor sees, so it is important that you have an outstanding landscape in order to make a good first impression. Not only that, but landscaping can at least double the value of your… [Read More]

Improve Building’s Energy Efficiency with a Residential Property Manager

Energy efficiency is one of the key items we have to work on in order to slow the impact of climate change and the negative effect we as a species have on our planet. This is why it is important to make even the smallest changes in our daily routine and our home in order to aid the global ecological effort. Residential Property Managers While it may sound a bit odd to have someone manage your home, or personal property at first, this is actually a great way to make your building’s energy efficient. A residential property manager‘s job is… [Read More]

4 Clear Damage Signs to Look for When Buying a Property

Looking for a new home for yourself or your family is one of the most significant events in most people’s lives. Finding the right property is crucial but can also be challenging. One of the most important aspects is avoiding future problems and expenses resulting from pre-existing damage. By looking out for the following signs, you can save yourself a lot of money and headaches. The financial and emotional challenges resulting from buying a home riddled with underlying problems are some of the main reasons buyers seek out the advice of residential property management specialists like Latitude Property Ltd. Common… [Read More]

Fireplaces are a Great Feature But is the Chimney on Your Property Safe?

A wood-burning fireplace is a great comfort and a cost-effective means of warming your home. An inadequate or dirty chimney, however, can cause all sorts of possible negative and potentially dangerous consequences. We’ve compiled a list of the most important things to look out for in terms of maintaining your chimney and ensuring its safety. What’s Inside that Matters Peering at the outside of your chimney doesn’t really reveal what’s going on inside. A solid-looking exterior isn’t necessarily an indication of a safe and effective interior. Without having an expert assess the inside of your chimney, you may miss various… [Read More]

Residential Yard Maintenance: How to Properly Manage It

Keeping the tenants happy is both the property manager’s and the landlord’s first priority. Tenants look into many aspects of their rental when deciding on whether or not to stay, such as the appearance, comfort, and the utility costs. While the tenants should abide by the lease, it is up to the residential property management company to do their best to make the exterior of the property both appealing and convenient to tenants. Here are some of the ways in which Latitude Properties takes care of yard maintenance. Key Landscaping Services Issues to Watch For To ensure that both the… [Read More]

Part 1: 4 Management Tips to Help the Search for Reliable Tenants

Every rental owner wants the most reliable tenants possible. Your ideal tenants will pay the rent on time, won’t cause any problems, and keep the property in good shape. If they decide to move out, they’ll give a timely notice, leaving the home clear and clean. However, this kind of a tenant is not very easy to find. Here enters residential property management, with the right tips to attract the right tenants. How to Attract Reliable Tenants Getting the best tenants depends on your skill to maintain the unit or the property, choosing a competitive rental price for it, and… [Read More]

Common Tenant Complaints and How Property Managers Handle Them

Residential property management can be overwhelming, as it calls for responding to an endless list of duties towards the property and the people involved with it. Navigating a good relationship with tenants is important not only for keeping the good ones around and reducing the turnover but also for protecting yourself from liability for issues that often come up with every residential property. Tenants expect their units and buildings to be in perfect condition, and any issue that comes up, be it maintenance issue or a loud neighbor, affects their lives and busy schedules.   Most Frequent Tenant Issues When… [Read More]

A Look at Commercial and Residential Property Management

For a property owner, choosing the right manager to run their leasing business makes a difference when it comes to time and profits. Finding the right firm requires knowledge of specific needs your building requires. Different types of properties need a different approach to property management, you wouldn’t maintain a commercial property the same way you would a residential property. When looking for a professional property management company, it’s important to find the expert who does a great job dealing with properties in your specific category. Here, Latitude Properties discusses some of the ways in which residential property management differs… [Read More]