If you own rental property in the Orlando area, management can be a serious drain on your time and energy. Especially when it comes to keeping on top of property maintenance and repairs, and fielding emergency calls from tenants at 3:00 a.m. When you work with a rental property management company like Belmont Management Group […]
Tenant screening is one area that many owners who manage their own residential rental properties struggle with. If you own a single property or only a couple of properties, you may find it cost-prohibitive to run full background checks on every applicant, and certain services like rental history verification may not be available at all […]
The residential rental market boom continues in central Florida, which is great news for Orlando area property owners. As home purchase prices continue rising and wages stay nearly flat, more low- and middle-income people find themselves unable to purchase a house, which means that they’ll be competing for well-managed, well-maintained rentals. For people who already […]
Leaks represent one of the most common issues affecting condominium unit owners. If you’ve experienced a leak in your condominium, you know there (unfortunately) is almost never a straightforward or consistent process. “What steps should I take?” “Who is responsible for paying for the repairs?” “Is it the leak-er, the leak-ee, or even the association?” […]
Just this past month, our company became a victim to two rental scams. Thankfully, one was a quick fix (as quick as hitting the “report this listing” button on Craigslist). The other scam, however, was not as quick of a fix. It took our company almost 48 hours to resolve this issue. I know you […]
We understand that having a property manager is not for everyone. The same way we understand that some investors would never think of not having one. The truth of the matter is that it’s not for everyone. Many thoughts and questions may go through your mind before hiring one. I can be my own property […]
I recently took a family trip to Charleston, South Carolina. While there, we all stayed in an Airbnb property. For those of you who don’t know, Airbnb, founded in 2008, is a hospitality marketplace for travelers looking for unique, short-term accommodations. Your options include: renting a private room, a room shared with others, or a […]
A garbage disposal is a handy appliance primarily used to shred food waste into smaller pieces that won’t clog pipes. As such, only biodegradable items should be places in the disposal. Many homeowners and/or tenants take for granted the practicality of this appliance as well as the continuous upkeep it requires. When was the last […]
As Hurricane Matthew inches closer, Central Florida residents are stocking up on supplies and frantically checking the weather for updates. If you’ve made it out to the grocery store, then you probably already noticed the crowded parking lots, dwindling water supplies, and nearly empty shelves, but is all this scrambling necessary? Hurricanes should never […]
Florida’s eviction process for nonpaying tenants is relatively standard. As a general disclaimer however, please keep in mind that your individual process may vary depending upon your tenant lease. Our Orlando property management team has outlined the most important points.
When purchasing a rental property within a community or homeowner association, your responsibilities are no longer limited to just the home itself. As a community member, you’ll be expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the association and pay either a monthly, quarterly, or annual fee. Benefits of having a property within an […]
As an Orlando Property Management company, we know that location is the foundation for success when purchasing a new rental home in the Orlando area. While we’ll explore additional investment strategies in future posts, today’s emphasis is on the harmonious relationship between your property’s location and your real rate of return.
At Belmont Management Group, we believe the tenant screening process to be one of the most important rental management procedures we have available, and we are both thorough and vigilant prior placing tenants in our Central Florida homes.