3 Tenant Rules You Should Have in Your Rental Property

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By Olivia Creighton

Everywhere you go, there are rules. Whether you’re at home or school or the mall, there are guidelines in place that people are expected to follow when present. Our society is structured around rules, and, without them, it wouldn’t be able to function. Your property is no different; when you allow a tenant to fill your vacancy, you expect them to pay the rent on time and respect your property in return. Everyone has their own rules for their rental, but consider these three popular rules.

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Rental Housing Tips to Attract College Students for the Fall Semester

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By Olivia Creighton

Although we all wish that summer would last a little longer, the season is steadily coming to a close. School supplies are starting to fill the aisles of every store, and the inevitable return to the normalcy of the academic year is looming. For landlords, this presents an opportunity to market to a specific kind of renter, and possibly fill some vacant properties you may have sitting. College students are taking this time to finalize their living arrangements, and your property could be just what they’re looking for. Take advantage of this new pool of renters by tailoring your marketing strategy to attract students.

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Dealing with Tenants that Put your Property on Airbnb

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By Olivia Creighton

Technology is a driving force in our society, a simple way for people to connect with timeliness and ease. With a cell phone or a computer, the world becomes your oyster and the sky is the limit. Some apps offer the opportunity for people to exchange goods or services, requiring little more than the touch of a few buttons. You are probably well aware of the home sharing app Airbnb, which allows ‘hosts’ to rent out part or all of their living space to travelers. While the service may be a lucrative option for some homeowners, it’s understandable that landlords and property managers wouldn’t want their tenants renting out a room in their home. But what do you do if you find that your renter is putting your property on Airbnb?

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Raising Your Tenants’ Rent Without Feeling Guilty

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By Ryan Abell, PayRent.com

With year-over-year inflation rates reaching an average of 2.5% that means raising rent is inevitable for most landlords and property managers. However, it can be hard and you may feel guilty to pass the financial burden along to your tenants. Even more if they’re long-term, have a good track record, or are your friends and family. Here are four ways to increase rent without feeling guilty.

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ApplyConnect’s Affiliate Partnership Showcased at NAA Apartmentalize

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By Olivia Creighton

Last week ApplyConnect had the opportunity to visit NAA’s Apartmentalize conference in San Diego, and was able to share details about our Affinity program. We had a great time interacting with everyone who stopped by our parent company’s booth (CIC), and are excited to spread the benefits of our Affinity program to not only NAA members, but you as well!

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Rental Housing Legislation Blooms Through June

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By Becky Bower

Although most legislators are preoccupied with the 2018 primaries, the number of passed, pending, and failed rental housing bills continues to grow. This June, familiar rent control, “just cause” eviction and “ban-the-box” legislation is an ongoing rental housing topic across the nation, while newcomer laws regulating apartment solar panels, lease terminations with tenants suffering domestic violence, and employment questions around marijuana have popped up. Take a look at the passed, pending, and future rental housing bills nationwide and in your property’s state below.

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Apartment Association Revenue Program Details During NAA Apartmentalize

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By Becky Bower

We’re proud to announce that our parent company, CIC (www.CICReports.com) will be providing details about revenue partnerships for apartment associations during the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) 2018 Apartmentalize conference in San Diego, California. Alongside our revenue-boosting program, CIC will be showcasing their property management software, CICTotal Manager, raffling away two kate spade handbags, and hosting a caricature artist at booth #2831 on June 15th.

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California’s Rent Control War Has New Updates

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By Becky Bower

This year, tenants’ activists within California have rallied to get rent control initiatives on the November 2018 ballot. As the deadline for ballot measures gets closer, activists in cities across the state have begun submitting their signatures for approval. While none of the proposed measures have officially made it to the ballot so far, below is an update on where California stands on their state and city-wide rent control measures.

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Congress Votes in Favor for Section 8 Housing and Credit Security Freeze Regulations

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By Becky Bower

UPDATED 11:11am: President Trump has signed S. 2155 into law

On Tuesday the House passed a huge Senate Bill, S. 2155 (commonly referred to as the “Dodd-Frank Reform Bill”). This bill not only impacts regulations for banks, but includes changes for public housing and the big three credit bureaus. Before S. 2155 lands on the President’s desk, take some time to look over some of the following proposed changes.

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