Stay at home landlords
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy in these uncertain times. Landlords across the country have been put in unique and challenging positions. While some are in a position to forgive outstanding rent, others will struggle to make their mortgage payments if rent isn’t paid. Many others have employees to consider and unanswered questions about navigating government relief options and payments. Things are still rapidly changing and uncertainty abounds. We have added new content on some important property management topics, and have included some helpful links below:
We compared several of the top rental property management software products and announce our winners for the Best Online Rent Payment Services for 2020. We have winners for Best Overall, Lowest Cost to Landlords, and Best for Large Portfolios. We think one of them may be a perfect fit for you.
We are continuing our look at some of the top property management software providers. RentPrep focuses mostly on tenant screening solutions and provides a couple of different options. Read on to learn more.
For those landlords in a position to help those affected and displaced during this Covid-19 crisis, A new initiative called Kopa for Good has been brought to our attention. It is a program that offers discounted and clean homes across the United States to those displaced by COVID-19. If you are a property owner with one or more vacant units, read on to see how landlords can help those displaced by this tragedy.
We have included links to some useful resources:
- CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Page
- WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
Updated Rules for Washington State Stay at Home Order regarding property management:
- “Residential property managers must strictly comply with the requirements of the memo, which means that (1) in-person meetings with tenants are prohibited except when necessary to view a property or sign necessary documents; (2) any in-person viewing must be by appointment and limited to no more than two people on site; and (3) those two people must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines established by the CDC. Property managers must perform any service remotely whenever possible.”
- US Small Business Association Coronavirus Relief Options
- Institute of Real Estate Management COVID-19 Resources
- National Multifamily Housing Council Tools for Communicating with Residents
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