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How to Do Landscaping in a Multi-family Property

May 16, 2021

  If you have a condo, you probably don’t have to take care of it. It is taken care of by your condo association. However, if you have a multi-family home and have any type of front or backyard as well as bushes or trees, you need to make sure that you have a good…


Heat and AC Zones Guide: Why Having Multiple Zones Benefit the Tenants

May 11, 2021

In a rental property with multiple rooms, a zoned home is a must as different family members have different comfort levels. Here’s  Green Ocean’s Heat and AC Zone Guide to familiarize yourself with the benefits of having multiple zones. What is a zone?   A zone is a different section of the actual building that…


How to Remove Satellite Mount Marks

April 26, 2021

  From time to time, we deal with different problems as property managers. One example of which is mount marks from illegally installed satellites. In this article, you will get some ideas on how to remove satellite mount marks.   In all of our leases, we state that they’re not allowed to install satellites.  …


Lower your Liabilities with Proactive Maintenance Planning

April 9, 2021

    As a landlord, planning ways on how to reduce your liability and preventing any accidents and injuries to your tenants are necessary. You need to learn how to lower your liabilities with Proactive Maintenance Planning. Here’s how.   Think Proactive   The best solution for every landlord is to have a proactive approach…


Roof Maintenance Tips that you Need to Know

April 7, 2021

  Aside from in-house problems and issues, there also other issues that occur outside of your home – your roof specifically. In this article, we will be discussing some of the roof maintenance tips that you should know.     If there is a hole in your roof and your shingles aren’t that old, but…


How to Avoid Ice Build Up on Roof Gutters

April 1, 2021

  Maintaining a property is not a one-day job where you will just wipe the windows or mop the floors to avoid dirt accumulation. Landlords, property managers, and tenants should work hand in hand to make sure that the property has a good curb appeal and is maintained well.   In property maintenance, cleaning of…


Who Should Pay the Public Utilities?

March 15, 2021

  Paying of public utilities such as water and electricity can cause confusion to some landlords. In this article, we’re going to be covering whether you can have tenants pay the public utilities.   Can they pay for public utilities?     The answer is NO. Typically, what will end up happening is that each…


Is Emergency Light Testing Required?

February 22, 2021

    With every single commercial building, whether it’s in a condo association, bigger commercial buildings, or even on multi-family homes, there is emergency lighting.   Did you know that emergency lighting has batteries? Sometimes, they are also hardwired but there are batteries within the lights and they have to be tested all the time. When…


How to Handle Rental Properties with Oil Heat

February 21, 2021

    In today’s article,  we’re going to be talking about how to deal with tenants and units that have oil heat. This is different from gas heat because there’s a tank. This tank needs to be filled with oil, or the heat. Or maybe the hot water. Or both won’t be able to actually provide…


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