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Welcome to the Logical Property Management Blog. Below you'll find blog posts specific to Property Owners or Tenants to learn more about how we work and what you should be looking for.

2021-09-10

COVID-19 Tenant Payment Performance Update through August 20

We truly hope you appreciate our extra efforts to keep you informed about the COVID impact on tenant rent payment performance. There are a lot of issues outside of our control, but we want to communicate to keep you informed. Please send us any suggestions for what additional information you’d like to see. Please be […]

2021-08-16

5 Tips to Collecting Rent on Time

Collecting rent, in full and on time, is the number one thing a landlord needs to do to be successful and have consistent cash flow.  But, especially in Class C or D rental markets (where lots of new investors start out because the houses are affordable), this isn’t always easy. You’ll almost certainly have to […]

2021-08-12

COVID-19 Tenant Payment Performance Update through July 2021

We truly hope you appreciate our extra efforts to keep you informed about the COVID impact on tenant rent payment performance. There are a lot of issues outside of our control, but we want to communicate to keep you informed. Please send us any suggestions for what additional information you’d like to see. Please be […]

2020-05-18

How Flexible Should You Be With Rent Payment Issues Due to COVID-19

Many tenants who are temporarily out of work are struggling to make rent payments due to COVID-19 Coronavirus has had a major impact on the global economy. As of April 20th, the U.S. has the highest number of cases in the world, and Michigan has been particularly affected. Not only are there a large number […]

2020-04-20

Handling Squatters in Michigan

When you hear the word “squatters”, it probably conjures up images of a homeless community or an abandoned house used as a drug den in the inner city. Though in many cases that may be true, modern-day squatters may be someone you diligently screened and leased to. Whether one of your holdover tenants refuses to […]

2019-11-11

Why Cash-For-Keys Can Be Better than Evicting

So, you have a nightmare tenant that you just want to get rid of! Though most property owners are all too familiar with the legal process of eviction, there is a viable alternative. If the seeds for eviction have been sown, “Cash for Keys” is a less intensive way to expedite the inevitable.  What is […]

2019-03-04

The 3 Most Common Eviction Mistakes DIY Landlords Make

Eviction is the legal process whereby a landlord regains possesion of his rental unit, typically for nonpayment or other lease violations. Each state has their own well-defined laws and procedures for evicting tenants. Failure to follow these correctly may result in money-costing delays and/or force a landlord to start the eviction process all over again. […]

2018-12-24

DIY Landlord Tips: Evicting a Tenant with Heart

When you do have to evict someone, you do it with heart. Make no mistake: evicting a tenant is hard. It takes an emotional toll on you, even if you didn’t have the best relationship with the tenant in the first place. The number of times that the head of our Evictions Department has almost […]

2018-12-17

DIY Landlord Tips: When to Send an Eviction Notice to a Tenant

The reality of evicting an unexpectedly difficult tenant might take the lord out of your landlording.     When you’re a property management company dealing with lots of tenants, you see patterns in tenant behavior in general, and you quickly learn how to best respond to these patterns. As a DIY landlord only dealing with […]

2016-11-14

Beware the Fake Property Managers and Building Owners

Not everyone who posts a Pay Rent or Quit notice actually has the rights to do so!  The following is a nearly-entirely true story. None of the tenant’s suffering has been exaggerated in the least — but details have been made extremely vague to protect the innocent. Royal Rose Properties was hired several months ago […]