Pets

OMG! People love their pets! Statistically, over 70% of renters have pets and they consider them “part of the family”. They seek housing that is conducive to an environment that includes the dog. So if you do not permit pets in your property, you really narrow the field of potential renters and run the risk of a prolonged vacancy waiting […]

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Security Deposits

Security deposits are used to motivate tenants to take care of your property and are used to recoup damage they cause, ensure rents will be paid, and other responsibilities of the lease are performed. But there are state laws governing the use and protection of these funds and if not handled correctly, you could lose your right to keep any […]

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Move In and Move Out

A move-in inspection is when the landlord and tenant walk through the rental documenting the condition prior to the tenant moving in and before handing over the security deposit. This report will be used when the tenant moves out to determine if there was any damage caused by the tenant. With this document, the owner will be able to retain a portion of […]

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Making Your Home Rent Ready

Owners get anxious when they see their home vacant. Many want us to list the home before it’s ready to show hoping a prospective tenant will see past the mess in the house and have some vision. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst things an owner can do. Tenants don’t have vision and you end up losing great ones […]

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Renters Insurance

Atlanta Area Property and Management strongly recommends Tenants purchase Renters Insurance.  It’s a common misconception that a landlord’s insurance on a rental property protects the tenant’s stuff so nearly all renters assume that the homeowners insurance will cover the Tenants belongings in the case of theft, fire or some other hazard. NOT TRUE! The homeowners insurance will only cover the actual […]

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