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Why You Can't Visit Your Tenants Whenever You Want

Entering a rented property isn’t as simple as you may think. The landlord-tenant relationship can sometimes be tricky. In Utah, landlords must adhere to not only the lease but also state and federal laws.  Do you know what these are?  If not, here is a short summary of the basics.Right to Quiet Enjoyment I...

The Ultimate Guide to Renting Out Your Property

Screening potential tenants is important.Rental properties continue to be in high demand, with the average rent for an apartment in Salt Lake City increasing by 5% from this time last year! But busy landlords sometimes overlook key details when preparing a property. Here at PMI Utah, we have established a trusted ‘how-to’...

Top 5 Landlord Responsibilities in Utah

As a landlord, you have many responsibilities.  Not only do you need to meet standard federal rental criteria, but there are specific Utah state requirements you must adhere to.  Failing to follow these laws, rules, and regulations can result in hefty fines, penalties, and lawsuits.  Below you’ll find w...

How to Prepare A Written Lease or Rental Agreement

Written leases need to be clear, concise and valid. In 2017, 30.13% of households in Utah were renters (according to Census ACS data).  Nationwide, more than 100 million rent where they live.  We sometimes call this Renter Nation.  As you can imagine, with this many people renting there are lots of diffe...

The Move In/Move Out Checklist Every Rental Property Owner Needs

Inspection lists should be standardized, clear and specific. According to information from the 2015 US census, one out of every three households in Utah rents their housing. WOW!!! That’s about 1,000,000 people, and about 300,000 rental properties.Whether you’re new to owning investment properties, or have had them for years, ...

Advantages of Installing Smart Gadgets at Your Rental Property

Smart home systems, like the smart thermostat, can help reduce energy costs. Installing smart gadgets in long-term rentals is becoming more important. That’s because these devices can improve the safety, functionality, and profitability of your rental home.  According to Bernard Marr of Forbes, “analysts predict...

Renters are just like everyone else…they know what they want “when they see it”

According to the Pew Research Center, more households are renting today than at any point since 1965. Utah alone has 287,108 rental units (8/2019)! To make the most of this growing pool of potential tenants, property owners and managers should focus on offering the amenities renters prize. If you’re buying or redesigning a rental pr...

Rental Property Marketing Mistakes

Attracting quality renters takes the right marketing strategies. When it comes to marketing your property there are a number of strategies you can use, but making a mistake on just one can be costly.  To prevent this from happening to you, we’ve outlined a few of the mistake’s property owners make marketing thei...

Common Tenant Scams That Cost You Money

It’s important to screen potential tenants to avoid costly scams.In Utah, approximately one out of every three households’ rents. That’s approximately 1,000,000 tenants in Utah that rent roughly 300,000 rental units.Given that rentals are in such high demand, it’s important that all landlords have effective proceed...

Top 4 Factors of a Profitable Rental Property

Making your rental property a profitable investment. There are more than 100 million renters across the nation, but not all investment properties make money.  A few key investment property factors are location, property amenities, future development plans, and the property management team.LocationEveryone has heard the saying, &...


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