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  3. SAV-ON Flooring Anchorage

    Reputable and fairly priced contractors

    Hi big red. This is Dalton from Sav-On flooring. My wife and I set up Sav-On flooring specifically to cater to landlords. You're going to think it's Christmas when you get here! I have real closeouts and discontinued items. If you do send me your email I will forward some of them to you. The prices will throw you off because you have to remember they are in yards and not square feet. My phone number is 561-5900
  4. Good afternoon! I am looking for good contacts. I need to find the following: good carpet laying contractor or company tile work (both back splash and tile floor/wall) thanks in advance
  5. admin

    Help From the group

    Hey group! Erik and Kassandra Work hard to make sure the classes benefit you, even if some topics help some and other topic help the others in the group. However, it is all about sharing knowledge, raising the bar, and help each other where we can. Right now, we are trying to formulate the name and content of a class topic for the Anchorage AK area. I've been told by many that you want a class on "common pitfalls". If we were to do this class....what would you anticipate being in this class? Can you provide an example or a story from a past class that assisted you that supports this topic?
  6. I have been to two landlord Forums already and both of them were unbelievably informative. Who knew that was that much to know?

  7. admin

    Lease Change

    Richelle Donovan October 14 at 6:43 PM I have two tenants on a lease a married couple. They are singed in for a year which carries through June. One of them is giving me notice. The other one wants to stay(I don’t want her too because she is a pain in my butt for a number of reasons). I’m now being informed that the one leaving is going due to a restraining order and can no longer live there. Legally does this still void the contract or do I have to allow her to stay there? Any help or advice in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
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  9. Ben Persinger

    Building a Fence

    You might just consider doing your fence at the edge of the current yard and run a wire mesh fence around through the trees at the actual edge of the property if you don’t want to cut the trees down
  10. Ben Persinger

    Vaping / Smoking

    I have since added more verbiage on this to include any type of smoke/fog/vape products to my leases. Not 100% sure on the effects of vaping on interior surfaces but it is likely that it leaves some residue and if it is in a multifamily it is likely that the neighbors will not like the smell. I figure that if a tenant is consuming something that is taking away the enjoyment of another tenant then it is too much.
  11. Ben Persinger

    Snow Removal

    I would second Robert with Tri Lincoln. He is also a distributor for a proprietary blend of ice mealt and it works much better than stuff from the box stores. Not sure what all is in it but it stays in solution longer that the stuff from the box stores which is mainly salt.
  12. admin

    Snow Removal

    @GordonemThomas Oh Robert with Tri-Lincoln has done many of fourplexes 907-947-7845
  13. GordonemThomas

    Snow Removal

    Couldn't find a discussion on this one. But maybe this post will help others? Anyone in town plow multi-family parking lots at a reasonable price, consistently and are there recommendations? Any feedback appreciated.
  14. Kassandra RPM Alaska

    Things are renting

    The good news is that Weidner stats are following the RPM stats, they are just 2% different than ours. Example if I say I'm at 4% vacancy, they are at 6% vacancy. Thus anyone with apartments only mix feels the numbers more than RPM as we are mixed with houses and condos.
  15. Unless you plan on working full time in the business what you may need most is a handyman with experience, people skills and not over priced. It’s imperative that they treat tenants professionally yet also be able to see through the BS and do what’s necessary rather than create additional expenses and issues. Will they go over on a Sunday, a holiday if you aren’t able? This is hard to find but if you can find it things can work in any neighborhood. I don’t mind C neighborhoods, there are great tenants there you just have to find them and treat them right so just be ready to screen, screen, screen the tenants. Also, budget for higher repairs and absolutely don’t overpay for the property in the first place.
  16. Brett

    Things are renting

    This is good news. I have a vacancy coming up in December Not the ideal time but oh well. Wish I could have made it the class but what did Weidners guy say about rental stats for ANC? Thanks!
  17. Rachael

    Vaping / Smoking

    I do not allow vaping (along with any other smoking products) in my units. I’ve heard they do leave a film on walls and I don’t want to deal with a preventable mess.
  18. I am looking at some security systems and I am wondering what you all have found to be the most effective. More specifically I am looking at something similar to Simply Safe which from my understanding has a moderately priced monthly fee, is portable and can operate without a phone line or internet. Has anyone tried these systems up here and had good/bad experiences with them? I am wanting it to monitor job sites and construction projects around town and the valley as needed. Thanks
  19. SAV-ON Flooring Anchorage

    This is how we remodel

    Commercial grade flooring has a Tap-& Lock installation, not a Drop-& Lock installation like the cheap box store planks. Not to mention they only have a 6 mil wear layer. This plank is a 20 20180926_115649.mp4
  20. Trish Neal

    Interpret this lease

    Any time you start tweaking a contract you are likely to run into trouble. Have the edits changed the intent of the contract? Have you eliminated the protection that the original contract provided you? To be safe, have that contract reviewed by an attorney to make sure that you are okay. I submitted a lease agreement to my provider law firm that was a mish mash of his trailer court rental, his apartment rental, etc. Even I didn't think it held water but I sent it on to the attorney. It didn't pass muster. I was advised I could sign it but the agreement wouldn't hold water if the landlord wanted to enforce it. I decided that I would keep looking for another place to live. I provide affordable legal advice services for small business owners which includes landlords. You pay an affordable monthly membership versus an hourly rate. You have access to the entire law firm for unlimited advice including contract review among other things. I like to tell my clients that if you do not know what your rights are, you have none. That's really not a good place to be. I like to be able to empower people.
  21. Kassandra RPM Alaska

    Things are renting

  22. I’ve been in property management since I was a child because my grandfather and parents were investors in the real estate world. I once remember putting on my dirty - raggedy kid clothes and proceeded to clean out the rental properties and knock on doors asking for rent money with the family. Being a property manager, or a landlord, use to be “just knock on the door and collect a rent check”, Today – It is more regulated. Over the last 10 years, the world has changed where the Landlord / Tenant relationship is no longer a “knock-on door” transaction. Real Estate is now demanding standards, written documentation, fast service, and the latest technology to be a profitable landlord. In today’s complex world of management, landlords are experiencing increased tenant and regulatory demands as well as the challenge of incorporating modern technology into your management routines. When the economy changes, it also brings about more issues around collections, evictions, and lawsuits. Most property management and landlord companies offer essentially the same services, “Property Management”, but the trick is to go “behind the scenes” to see how they can differentiate themselves. Collections is critical in today’s world and many companies do not take it seriously. The average DIY Landlord is not able to submit balances for a fair cost to collection companies due to the low volume. RPM is nationwide and can find and attempt collections nationwide. This feature alone has collected thousands from tenants that have vacated and left a balance owing. Credit Reporting is another vital part of collecting revenue quickly. When tenants discover landlords do report positive and negative behaviors, then payments quickly become a priority. This allows landlords to be able to pay their own bills in a timely fashion. DIY landlords can purchase software and pay for credit reporting features. RPM has it included within their full-service package at no extra cost. Federal, State, and Local agencies have heavier regulation and they are enforcing these rules. There are now departments, and lawyers, actively hiring “secret shoppers” trying to test your systems. As a result, education on regulations, systems in place to comply, and state of the art technology is vital to being in place tracking every button you click. Record keeping alone is the difference between a large fine or lawsuit vs being a profitable and stress-free landlord. One final change in today’s world, is the ability to accurately and seamlessly document the conditions of the property and put into a format that courts will approve. DIY landlords can download apps on the phone that can record and take pictures every time you enter the property. RPM has this done at Move-In, Mid-Lease, and Move-out with approximately 20+ pictures and notes. These reports should be very professional, time-stamped, and clear on what the condition is. These reports are now considered standard and typically it is used in the legal disputes between landlords and tenants.
  23. Kassandra RPM Alaska

    Interpret this lease

    Today I had to review a lease that had a lot of conflicting words. This landlord did download the TLA lease version but made several edits and didn't realize that the "edits" became a heated dispute about the end date of the lease. Tenant gave notice on 9/24 to be out 11/08 but wants out 10/31. So what date do you charge to? 10/31? 11/08? 11/30? Here are the words on the signed lease: -Entered into an agreement on 11/08/2017. - TERM: The premises are rented on a month-to-month tenancy with until either party gives a 30-day notice before the rental due date of a termination of this agreement. (Dates were removed to say Month to Month) - RENT: The Resident(s) agree to pay rent in the amount of xxx per month. (The Deadline of the rent due was removed.) - BUILDING/UNIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Unit is new with no previous occupants, 12-month lease, resident pays for gas, electric and a flat fee for water/sewer in the amount of $75.00. (...ugh.....Umm....??...They Left utility section blank) - TERMINATION: This rental agreement shall be automatically renewed on a month to month basis. This agreement can be terminated if:........
  24. Kassandra RPM Alaska

    It's that time - Tenants rent's are DUE

    Hey Group! Don't forget it's that time of the month for tenants to pay their rent. If they don't - come to the store and download the 7 day non-payment of rent notice. We even added instructions for you! https://www.thelandlordsalmanac.com/store/
  25. Realtor Matt Miller

    Building a Fence

    I would mark the corners and nail up a couple "no trespassing" signs if you don't fence it.
  26. Trish Neal

    Building a Fence

    You should talk to an attorney about that. It could be that by not including this property within the fenced property that you could be leaving it as "public domain" and the potential of losing that portion of the property. That's based only on what I know about if you allow use of a portion of property by the public it can end up no longer under your control. I would ask for legal advice rather than taking the word of the fence company or anyone else --- even me!! :-) Better to be safe than sorry. I would be glad to chat with you about that.
  27. Kassandra RPM Alaska

    Live Wire

    Brandy Asked - A few months ago my tenant texted to say she was in the ER because she touched a live wire in our garage and shocked herself. (She touched said live wire while painting the garage without permission and its strictly written in our lease that no painting or modifications of any kind are to be done) Now she is asking us to reimburse her ER bill of $729. (I had an electrician out the very next day to fix the wire which was high in a ceiling) Her words in the text are "please let me know what feels right for you guys" They are great tenants and I do feel responsible but am I responsible for the whole bill?
  28. Kassandra RPM Alaska

    Building a Fence

    Joe Asked - Hello! I'm looking for advice from anyone that's had a fence put up in their rental property. I just bought a house (I will live in it for two years then put it up as a rental) and it has an amazing backyard. I had a survey done and found out that the backyard is even larger than expected. It turns out that I own a portion of a heavily wooded area. I spoke to a fencing company, and they told me that I would need to create a 3-foot wide path for the perimeter where I want to have my fence installed. At first glance, it looks like I'll need to chop down 5-6 large trees to meet this requirement. Another option I have is that I can fence in just the grassy portion of my land (leaving about 150 sqft unfenced), but I'm concerned that if I don't fence in my entire property, I might run into issues with property disputes in the future. Has anyone experienced a scenario similar to mine, that could offer me some advice? Thanks!
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