Dec 9, 2016

Why Hire a Property Manager?

Benefits of Using a Property Management Company
They can save you time and aggravation. Collecting rents, finding new tenants, making maintenance repairs, etc. are time consuming. Use high quality lease agreements. Make sure that leases are property completed.

Screen Potential Tenants
One of the biggest mistakes landlords make is by not properly screening potential new clients. It is important to properly screen them by doing background checks, credit checks, and criminal background checks. Make sure you don't rent to someone who has been evicted before! Many people are chronic poor renters 

Collect Rent from Tenants
They will collect the monthly rents from tenants. Send out 5 - day notices for non-payment of rent. Charge late fees when rents are paid late. They can act as a buffer between you and the tenants. Landlords creating a personal relationship with the tenants is a common mistake that I see. When a personal relationship exists it can be easy to 

Property Maintenance
Problems are a natural part of renting. There will be toilets that clog, sinks that flood, roofs that leak. Period inspections of the property. I have seen many clients who are severe hoarders. We've found tenants who were to have 2 dogs living at a property and they end up with 22 dogs! I've also had landlords who have found that while there were 2 tenants authorized to live in the property there were 22 people living in the rental property!

Property managers perform move-in inspections on behalf of landlords. It is very wise to go to a  For your protection it is very important to perform a move-out inspection. 

Property managers can also perform in-person periodic inspections. A periodic inspections are performed while a tenant is living in the property. This gives the a landlord the opportunity to know what is going on in the property. If there are serious problems then this will give you the opportunity to resolve potential issues before the tenant vacates the property. A periodic inspection should be performed prior to renewing leases.

Tenant Placement
A good Arizona property management company can advertise your vacant properties across a 100+ different platforms. Let them help you find better tenants, faster.

If you need help from an Arizona real estate attorney then contact Clint Dunaway at or 480-389-6529.