Make Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke Free
Make Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke Free
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  Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke The data released by the recent study suggests that the going smoke free in the government subsidized apartments would help in saving more than 400 million per year in costs related to housing and health care. Now, this is the amount that cannot be…

Make Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke Free
Benefits When Residents Start Paying Rent Online
Benefits When Residents Start Paying Rent Online
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  Start Paying Rent Online Online rent payment option is being offered by many landlords and property managers and if you still haven’t implemented or still thinking mulling over whether this is a good idea or not then today we are going to give many reasons that will prove that…

Benefits When Residents Start Paying Rent Online
Tips for choosing the best rental management software
Tips for choosing the best rental management software
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  Tips for choosing the rental management software Introduction Managing rental properties is hard no matter how pro you are at managing them. A little help here and there is always required. Therefore, choosing the right rental software program is essential to the success. Hence, today we are going to…

Tips for choosing the best rental management software
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Still paying the rent through checkbooks? Here’s a new way to do that.

by Property Management Software on May 28, 2015


 Start Paying Rent Online
 
Start Paying Rent Online

Many tenants still pay their rents through the old check way but the majority of them has already switched to the electronic payment option. This is because it helps in saving the time for both the landlord and the tenant. Also, the transfers are direct without having to spend any time for waiting for postal service, as well as processing the cheque. Paying rent online is just making like paying the bill and since its launch in the market the sage of cheque has fall drastically particularly in the young millennial.

But, still there is a subset that uses checkbooks only to pay the rent! Despite the fact, that online payment of rent is so easy and simple, a fraction of people including the young generation are still using the checkbooks to pay their rents as a research has revealed.

What’s the reason?
The U.S rental market is very large and fragmented. The rental houses are in millions and they range from very rich tenants to very poor and everything in between and the e-payments are good only for the generation X which is tech savvy. For property manager who have large units to care of gets benefited by the online payment in contrast to the landlords with less number of units. They still love to deposit the cheque.

Since, the online payment is a relatively new concept and many tenants have already switched to this but, the managers have to throw some goodies in front of the tenant to make them switch to online payment. Goodies like some sort of concession or the gift vouchers.

The trend of online payment is catching up slowly but steadily and the cheques will definitely go away. Meanwhile, landlords are providing multiple options for the payment of rent through third parties like SimplifyEm. These services facilitate online rental payments from tenant and eliminate the use of cheques.

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Make Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke Free

by Property Management Software on May 28, 2015


Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke
 
Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke

The data released by the recent study suggests that the going smoke free in the government subsidized apartments would help in saving more than 400 million per year in costs related to housing and health care. Now, this is the amount that cannot be ignored. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began the promotion of going smoke free back in 2009 for public housing and at the recent multifamily housing conference the issue was raised that the smoke free policy will be a discrimination against the people who smoke because they already do not have as many options as the conventional tenant.

In conventional housing sector the smoke free policy made the headline about two years ago but this is not new in the public sector housing. As per the reports of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium many public housing authorities have already adopted the smoke free policy.

A survey done back in 2010 shows that 97 percent of the landlords who have mandated the no smoking policy were quite happy with their decision as this policy was helpful in attracting the new tenants and reduces the cost of the maintenance as well as risk of fire.

But, a non-smoking apartment could mean low turnover for the managers and the landlords but, it also means the low probability of the house getting damaged by the fire. As suggested by the survey, the property damaged by the fire caused by the smoking is more than $300 million per year. At the same time it is completely the choice of the landlord to decide whether to make the property smoke free or not as there are no rules defined.

Many people fear that the affordable housing will perish in the near future as the government is losing the 10,000-15,000 units from the public housing because of the underfunding. Another study suggested that each public house that requires maintenance might attract the whooping cost of more than $20,000 per unit. So, it is suggested that by making the adapting the no-smoking policy and reducing the turnover the government might be able to prevent the public housing as it will reduces the damage caused to the house and everyone will be to breath clean and healthy air.

To know more how SimplifyEm Property Management Software can help you, visit this link: http://www.simplifyem.com/property-management-software

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Benefits When Residents Start Paying Rent Online

May 28, 2015

  Start Paying Rent Online Online rent payment option is being offered by many landlords and property managers and if you still haven’t implemented or still thinking mulling over whether this is a good idea or not then today we are going to give many reasons that will prove that how this digital method is […]

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Tips for choosing the best rental management software

May 28, 2015

  Tips for choosing the rental management software Introduction Managing rental properties is hard no matter how pro you are at managing them. A little help here and there is always required. Therefore, choosing the right rental software program is essential to the success. Hence, today we are going to share some tips that will […]

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The Benefits of Video Tours for Landlords -Part 2

May 27, 2015

  Benefits of Video Tours for Landlords Welcome Back! In the last article, we have discussed about the need of the video tours as well as some of the benefits of having a video tour of your property. Let us now proceed further and catch up with the remaining benefits of video tours. •Better exposure: […]

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The advantages of collecting the rent online

May 27, 2015

  The advantages of collecting the rent online Introduction Keeping track of the payments from various tenants in property management can become a headache and messy as well. In order to avoid such a mess it’s now time to switch to the online rent collection method. Today everybody uses the internet so it is only […]

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Single Family Rentals v/s Rental Apartments

May 26, 2015

  Single Family Rentals v/s Rental Apartments Introduction Giving single family homes on rent, specifically when there is more than single family home is quite a challenging task. The challenge lies in that there are single tenant per location in contrast to multiple tenants in single spot when you are renting the duplexes or apartments. […]

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Finding the Right Property Management Company

May 26, 2015

  Property Management Company Introduction Managing the property can be a daunting task and this is the reason why most of the people choose to hire a property management company rather than maintain the property themselves. It is an important decision and it becomes even more important when the property you wish to manage is […]

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Commercial Property Management: A Tale of Success

May 26, 2015

  Commercial Property Management: A Tale of Success Introduction With the slow and gradual recovery of the economy, commercial property management is also witnessing the increase in rented space along with the facilities. Creative commercial lease agreements are also behind this rise as commercial property owners, managers and landlords continue to attract the business and […]

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The Top Complaints from Tenants and How You Can Overcome Them

May 26, 2015

  How to Overcome on Tenant complaints Being a landlord is not an easy task. No matter how cautiously you have chosen your tenants, you may end up getting disturbed calls or furious emails in the middle of night. And of course, your tenants are your customers, so you have to be available to them […]

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