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Professional Tips to Refine Your Property’s Move Out Steps

moving boxes Professional Tips to Refine Your Property’s Move Out Steps Having tenants move out isn’t something you ideally want, however, it does happen. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have a high turnover rate, but to keep positive reviews and ensure your now previous tenants have great things to say about you, make sure you make the move out process seamless and quick. When a tenant is moving, they are already stressed out and have a million things to stay on top of. You, as the property manager, can make sure your tenants have a smooth move. This will be better for...
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How to Create and Enforce a Guest Policy Within Your Condo Rental

bedroom How to Create and Enforce a Guest Policy Within Your Condo Rental As a rental condo owner, you are responsible for the people who live within your building. It is important to screen potential tenants carefully and craft an agreement that clearly defines the residents in the space. While operating your condominium, you may find that certain tenants have guests that you think are temporary visitors. But what do you do when they become an ongoing occupant within the property? Tenant and Guest Definition A tenant is the person or persons that you have signed a contract with to pay...
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Pet Policies and Service Animals

service animal Pet Policies and Service Animals Pets are a huge part of many families in the Chicago area and around the nation. Many people own multiple pets ranging anywhere from a couple dogs to cats, fish, and even snakes in some cases. As a Chicago property owner, how can you restrict pets in your building without being discriminatory? Can you have a no-pets policy in place by law and stay protected? There is a way to post a no-pets policy with your Chicago property management company as long as you’re aware of the exceptions you need to have in place. Your...
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How to Get Along With Neighbors in Apartment and Condominium Communities

apartment entrance   Nearly every apartment and condominium dweller has at some point come in contact with one of their neighbors. Residents should do their best to embrace these meetings, not avoid them. Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with neighbors has the potential to enhance the apartment and condominium dwelling experience. Here are a few tips for getting along well with neighbors.  Be volume considerate Perhaps one of the simplest steps apartment and condominium residents can take to ensure they maintain healthy relationships with their neighbors is to be volume considerate. The most common complaints fielded by property managers are related to...
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