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Breaking a Lease in Massachusetts – What You Should Know

Can tenants get out of an apartment or house lease agreement before the expiration date? Yes, breaking a lease is possible. However, it is not without penalties. That said, there are scenarios wherein a tenant can break a lease in Massachusetts legally without penalty.1. Early Termination ClauseSome modern lease agreements provide specifi...

Spring Yard Maintenance and Cleaning

Lawns, plants, and landscaping need some tender loving care at this time of year to prepare them for the growing season. These tasks are essential for getting your yard ready for planting and gardening. To freshen up your yard, take note of these spring yard maintenance and cleaning tips. 1. Prune away dead and damaged branches.This ...

8 Benefits That PMI of Greater Boston Got from Going Paperless

Property management companies handle a massive amount of documents and files each day. What would happen if those paper records are destroyed by flood or fire? Unimaginable. Thankfully, PMI of Greater Boston uses a property management software that allows us to not only transform our workspace into a paperless office, but also help us sav...

Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets in Rental Properties

Before finding tenants for your rental property, you first have to decide on a pet policy. The pet policy should indicate if pets are allowed, what types of animals are acceptable, what fees are required, and what rules pet owners must follow during the tenancy. These things must be discussed with renters before the lease signing. As a la...

How to Manage Security Deposits

It's a good practice to collect a security deposit to cover potential tenant-caused damages to your rental property. However, it can also be a source of conflict between landlords and tenants. That’s why it is important to know how to manage security deposits to prevent disputes and ensure that they are used correctly. What Is a...

Why is Meeting Minutes Important to an Association?

Meeting, an assembly of people for discussion, rarely the least of all the favorite things to do, but a MUST to an organization, an Association, and even to small groups. Taking good meeting minutes at a meeting is an important and fulfilling role, they serve as an official and legal record of the meeting. Minutes of the meeting are used ...

7 Tips on How to Keep Renters Happy

Getting your property ready, advertising, showing the property, and screening tenants are labor-intensive tasks involved in owning a rental property. Once you've found a tenant, retention becomes an important aspect of your business. To attain that, you should know how to keep renters happy. Here are seven tips on how to do that.How t...

5 Steps for Managing Rental Security Deposit Refunds

Most tenants moving out of a rental want to get their security deposit back. However, some landlords are hesitant to return it, or in some cases, wrongfully withhold money from the deposit. Here are what landlords need to know when managing rental security deposit refunds.1. Make sure that deductions are appropriateMost states allow landl...

Winterizing Properties

Winter is almost here, and it is important for us, property managers, to winterize your properties by following these easy steps will help you avoid common weather-related damages, harms, and reparations to properties and units. Remember, preventive measures do pay off major costly damages.1. Check and Adjust Your ThermostatShould keep th...

5 Reasons to Conduct Regular Rental Property Inspections

Maintaining a residential property requires care and maintenance to ensure its longevity and preserve its value. In the case of rental housing, a majority of owners don’t live on-site and rely on tenants to maintain the condition of their investment property. Despite your effort to screen applicants and find the best tenants, that w...


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