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Everything You Need to Know About Property Inspections

Property assessments and inspections are important. Without them, you are putting yourself and your investment at risk. Assessments and inspections are needed. They ensure tenants are respecting the property, rental terms, and laws. And, if they are not, it can cost you.   But, landlords can’t simply walk into a unit...

6 Things to Consider Before Renting Your Home

Being a landlord isn’t something to take lightly. Renting a property can be time-consuming, stressful, and, expensive. But, with the right amount of market research and persistence, it can be lucrative. Below are 6 things to consider before renting your home. 1. Tenant Laws Read your local tenant laws before renting! Landlords...

When Is It The Right Time To Hire A Property Management Firm

Sarnen Steinbarth of Forbes.com said, “With millennials leaving college and becoming heads of households, the demand for rentals is increasing.”  But, with this growth comes a new set of challenges.  As a property owner, where do you turn to find the information, software solutions, regulatory changes, etc.? We have ...

Benefit from Legal Resources - Where to Find Them

Approximately 3.6 million eviction cases are filed in the United States a year! Given the high number of cases, landlords need to understand eviction laws or use a professional that does. After all, do you know every eviction process, procedure, and law? Legal Aid Clinics If you’re a tenant looking for inexpensive legal a...

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...


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