Property Management Blog

Friday, September 18, 2020

A Phoenix Property Management Guide to Swimming Pool Maintenance and Liability
{{ post.title }} Renting out a Phoenix property with a swimming pool can be a good idea. The summers are hot and long, and tenants may be willing to pay a little extra to live in a well-maintained home with a pool.The problem isn’t the pool itself. For landlords, the problem is maintaining the pool and reducing the liability that often comes with sw...

Friday, August 14, 2020

How Does Landlord Insurance Work in Phoenix and Why Do You Need It?
{{ post.title }} Owning investment property in Phoenix can be profitable and lucrative. However, it can also be risky. Landlords take on a lot of liability, and they want to be sure one of their largest assets is protected.Insurance is essential.Today, we’re explaining what kind of insurance you need as a landlord, and why.Insurance is Part of Risk ...

Friday, June 19, 2020

What Can I Pay for with the Security Deposit for My Phoenix Investment Property?
{{ post.title }} Arizona law is pretty clear when it comes to security deposits; there are limits to how much you can collect and there are timelines for how long you can take to return the deposit at the end of a tenancy.Following those regulations isn’t usually a problem for Phoenix landlords. What gets tricky is knowing what you can and cannot de...

Friday, May 15, 2020

Who's Responsible for What When Your Tenant Breaks the Lease? | Phoenix Landlord Education
{{ post.title }} When a tenant breaks the lease and moves out of your rental property earlier than expected, it creates a financial hardship for you, and a lot of stress.At Service Star Realty, we don’t run into this situation very often because we have a strict tenant screening process which ensures we are placing tenants who will follow the terms ...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Things to Consider When Creating a Partial Rent Payment Plan | Phoenix Property Management Advice
{{ post.title }} Late rental payments are a nuisance for landlords, and you want to avoid them whenever you can.During your tenant screening process, be sure to look for tenants with a history of paying rent on time and following the terms of their lease. Establish a consistent and clear rent collection policy so your new tenants know what you expec...

Friday, January 17, 2020

What to Do First If a Tenant in My Phoenix Investment Property Serves me with a 5 Day Health & Safet...
{{ post.title }} Arizona landlords are legally required to provide a safe and habitable home to their tenants. If there’s a repair that hasn’t been made that directly affects the property’s habitability, the tenant can complain to the local authorities and serve you with a Five Day Health & Safety Notice.This is disruptive to landlo...

Friday, February 8, 2019

How Can Landlords Evict a Tenant in Arizona?
{{ post.title }} In Arizona, the eviction process may take only 26 days. In other states, it can take over three months. In order to meet that 26-day timeframe, there are certain criteria that must be met. Before you begin an eviction, it’s very important that you know the court processes and you prepare for what is going to happen.Five Day Notice t...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fair Housing
Why Is It So Important for a Property Manager to Understand and Tell Clients About Fair Housing Regulations?    As Phoenix property management company, understanding Fair Housing laws is important. All licensed real estate professionals must understand these legal requirements and inform clients about them. This is especially im...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

What Can Phoenix Landlords Do When Tenants Break HOA Rules?
We receive a lot of questions regarding HOA violations. Today, we’re explaining the three things you need to remember when you have a tenant who receives a notice from the HOA. Provide the Tenant with Homeowners Association RulesStart by making the tenant responsible in your lease agreement for obtaining the rules from the HO...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Should Phoenix Landlords Hire Licensed Home Contractors for Rental Property Repairs?
Does your vendor need to be licensed? The answer is yes and no.Licensed Vendors and Your Income PropertyFirst for the yes portion. Whenever you have a repair that is critical or professional in nature, hire a licensed professional. This may be when you need an electrician or a plumber or an air conditioning technician. Those individuals ...