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Good vs bad property managers

What makes a good property manager?  Should a property manager be fair to both the tenant and the home owner, or only look out after the owners interest?What kind of items should be the tenants responsibilty after they move out?
  • October 10 2012 - Columbia
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A good property manager is organized, responsive, and knows the laws of landlord/tenant for their state inside out.      A property manager is not a mediator, but someone who works for the landlord.

When a tenant moves out, they are responsible to have the place clean (as clean as when they moved in).   If damage beyond normal wear and tear exceeds the security deposit, the tenant is responsible for additional costs.   If the tenant breaks the lease, the tenant may be responsible for rent either through the end of the lease or when it gets re-rented (depending on state laws and the lease agreement).

Have you had some issues when you moved out?

  • October 10 2012
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A great property manager should be knowledgeable, have great response times, and be a good communicator with both the tenant and the owner. They should handle many of the day-to-day responsibilities of the property for the owner. They should have a thorough lease agreement that clearly outlines the expectations of all parties in the agreement.
  • February 04 2014
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