Collections Guidelines for Past Due Rent

Collections Guidelines for Past Due Rent

It happens to every property manager eventually: rent collection day comes and goes, but you don’t receive the payment. Though virtually inevitable in the rental business, it’s never a situation a landlord looks forward to facing. Collecting past due rent...
Keep Your Rental Safe From Carbon Monoxide

Keep Your Rental Safe From Carbon Monoxide

With our chilly, rainy winter in full swing, most Pacific Northwesterners are staying as warm and cozy as possible. But with the heaters blasting and the windows sealed up tight, it’s crucial to take all the proper steps to protect yourself or your tenants from the...
Wear and Tear vs. Property Damage

Wear and Tear vs. Property Damage

Inspecting a property after your tenant has decided to move out can be nerve-wracking. Once all the furniture is gone and the art taken off the walls, a multitude of rental sins tend to become evident. You never really know what you’re going to find. Your rental could...
Trim Your Trees Before the Next Storm Hits

Trim Your Trees Before the Next Storm Hits

The most necessary winter tree trimming has nothing to do with tinsel or ornaments. The leaves have long since fallen from our deciduous trees outside, and as we move deeper into winter, the chances of a severe winter storm are only getting higher. By now, most...
Oregon’s Special Legislative Session: What To Expect

Oregon’s Special Legislative Session: What To Expect

Portland landlords may soon see an extension to Oregon’s eviction ban, pending a special legislative session this month.  Gov. Kate Brown called Oregon lawmakers to a special session on December 13. Together, they’ll work towards a solution to the...