Renter Articles

Starting the process of renting can be intimidating and overwhelming for anyone. Especially if you are a first-time renter, you probably are feeling nervous and are not sure what to expect. As experienced Utah property managers, our job is to understand renting and everything that comes with it. That’s why we put together this renter’s […]

Renting a home from a Salt Lake City property management company can be a very complicated process. While it may seem as simple as submitting a rental application and moving into the home, that is not the case. There is actually a specific process before receiving approval. Each company may vary with their application criteria, […]

Renting from a Salt Lake City property management company is much different than renting directly from an owner. While there are benefits to both, the benefits of renting from a property manager far outweigh the drawbacks. Before you fill out a rental application in Utah, it’s important to understand the tenant fees you might encounter. […]

If you’re currently renting a home or apartment, you might be asking yourself, “What is renters insurance and why should I pay for it?” Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, a common misconception among renters in Salt Lake City is that they don’t need this extra coverage and renters insurance has no value. Unless you […]

  If you have ever rented a home from a Salt Lake City property manager, you know first hand how stressful the process can be. Not only are you consumed with finding a home, but the contract process can be overwhelming after you’ve finally found the perfect living space. With so much information to digest, […]

Why renting from a Salt Lake City property management company is a good idea.   You might be asking yourself – is there a difference between renting a property from an individual landlord or a property management company? While it may seem like you would receive the same service either way, you might be surprised […]

Does renting from a Salt Lake City property management company offer advantages over renting from an individual landlord? Property management firms in Salt Lake City have a tremendous value to an owner, but as a tenant, you may wonder how a Salt Lake rental property manager can benefit you. Depending on your situation, these companies can […]

Four Reasons Why Renting Could be the Better Option There are a lot of people who don’t know whether to rent or buy a house, but here are four things to think about when considering whether buying a house or renting is right for you. 1. Less Hassle- You have a roof leak? Call the […]

Security Deposit tips for tenants For most renters they don’t understand how a security deposit works, following some of these steps might help you to avoid being scammed or tricked out of what is rightfully yours. 1. Don’t be afraid to negotiate Remember that a security deposits are not set in stone, they are negotiable. […]

Avoid Home Rental Scammers Moving to a new city can be a life changing moment for most people. It is important to know how to avoid scams when looking for a new apartment, in an area that you are unfamiliar with. Here are something’s to be aware of in order to help you avoid those […]

Property Management    How to Maximize Tenant Retention Finding quality tenant(s) can be a long, tedious process. Most owners would give anything to be guaranteed that the tenant would pay rent on time and take excellent care of their property.  Once you are able to find a great tenant, what can be done to make […]

Tips for New Rental Property Owners – Part 2   As we mentioned in part one of this article, being a new landlord for your rental property can be intimidating. There are several things that you need to learn. Below are several tips that will help you get a better understanding of the property management world: […]

Tips for New Rental Property Owners – Part 1   Becoming a landlord for the first time can be a very stressful situation. Finding a qualified tenant is probably the first thing on your mind, but it is also very important that you are complying with all the important rules and regulations that go along […]

Tips for Marketing Your Vacancies on the Web   Remember when finding a new tenant meant throwing up a sign in the yard and placing an ad in the weekend paper? Times were simpler then. With sites like KSL and Craigslist attracting tons of local traffic and allowing free classified ads, the web has become […]

What Options Do I Have if My Tenant Needs to Break Their Lease?   Some of the best property management advice you’ll ever receive is simply to plan on bad things happening. No matter how lucky you are, something will inevitably go wrong and cause you to need a backup plan.  It’s how you prepare for […]

If you asked five different investors what the best real estate investment strategy is, I am sure that you would receive 5 different answers (every one being a viable strategy). While some may prefer subdividing land or a fix and flip strategy, I prefer the buy and hold strategy, particularly with multi-family homes.   While multi-family […]

Rental Advertising Tips for your Utah Rental   Nothing puts a landlord on edge quite like a vacant unit. With no one to pay rent and expenses piling up, most want nothing more than a phone call from a qualified prospect to put their mind at ease. Sometimes renting your property is as simple as combining well […]

Why Investment Property Owners in Utah should consider refinancing through HARP? As most lenders continue to tighten mortgage requirements for investment properties, it has made it impossible for many owners to take advantage of historically low interest rates. As an investor myself, it pained me to continue to pay the mortgage on my rental property […]

Tips for Handling Problems with Your Rental   I always advocate addressing problems proactively, especially when it comes to rental properties. However, no matter how much you plan ahead, unexpected issues will arise and require swift action. Here are some tips on how to deal with bad tenants, local government, and even the police.   […]

As greater awareness is raised regarding responsible energy consumption, many Utah homeowners have discovered creative ways to cut energy bills and save them a significant amount of money each month on their utility bills. But what about Utah renters? Unfortunately, many Utah leases prohibit tenants from making the necessary improvements to capitalize on these energy […]

Part 2 in our series of fixing common maintenance issues! We have more great tips for keeping your rental home in tip-top shape.    How do I reset my breakers? The first step is to turn off the light switches and unplug the appliances in the room that have lost power. The tenant should then […]

When moving into any Utah rental property, you will find that there are several common situations that leave you asking – “How do I fix that?” Below is guide that will help you through some of the common maintenance issues you’ll come across when renting a home in Utah.   How do I unclog a […]

When moving into a new property, Utah tenants will usually focus on the small details like where to position the couch and television or where to hang the pictures. The last thing that the renter wants to think about is something potentially going wrong with his/her new home. The reality is, considering this possibility is […]