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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.

2020-12-28

A Complete MoveOut Checklist for Tenants

You’re moving out of your rental home and would like 100% of your security deposit returned as quickly as possible. So, let’s look at how you can logically make that happen! First, let’s look at what you’re up against with some statistics. According to a Rent.com survey, 1 out of 4 renters (26%) don’t get […]

2020-11-30

How to Negotiate a Payment Plan with Your Landlord

Requiring rent payment during a pandemic may seem cruel, but many landlords are not rich and depend on rental income to pay their bills, including mortgage payments on their rental properties.  In Michigan, an executive order was signed by Governor Whitmer at the start of the shutdown that stopped evictions due to the pandemic, but […]

2020-10-26

Renting from a Property Manager vs a DIY Landlord

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between renting from a property manager versus an individual, or ‘DIY’, landlord? It mostly depends on how you want to communicate or engage with them and what type of relationship you’d like to establish, but here are some key factors to consider when comparing the two: Relationship […]

2020-09-28

How Will An Eviction Impact Your Future Ability to Rent?

Did you know that getting almost-evicted might stop you from being able to get a new car? That’s right–not only do eviction proceedings impact your future rentals, but also your credit history! It will haunt you when you’re getting a loan, mortgage, or credit card for at least the next 7 years. It doesn’t even […]

2020-08-31

5 Tips for Protecting Your Security Deposit

Nothing is worse for a tenant than anticipating your security deposit return, only to find out that the entire amount has gone towards repairing property damages, and there’s nothing left. But handing over a security deposit is not a lost cause. There are actually ways you can maximize the amount you get back from your […]

2020-07-27

Signing A 2-Year Lease Can Increase Your Chances Of Getting Approved

Have you ever been in a situation where you find a rental property that you really love, only to find out that three other people are putting in an offer for the same place? When it comes to applying for rental properties, most renters think that their application will get noticed by landlords, as long […]

2020-06-29

Things to Ask Before Signing a Lease

So you’ve found your ideal house? Nice. Popped in for a viewing? Great. Meets your expectations? Even better.Before signing a lease, here are some of the most important questions to ask your landlord: Which Rent Payment Methods Do You Accept? Landlords’ payment terms and accepted modes of payment (e.g. cash, auto-debit, online payments, and check […]

2020-06-01

5 Ways to Save on Electricity Bill in Times of COVID-19

  The Coronavirus outbreak has suddenly and completely altered the way we live. Over 90% of Americans are currently under some form of lockdown, which means spending the majority of our time at home. As more and more people switch to working from home (or just binge watch Netflix shows) and use their electronic devices, […]

2020-04-27

Understanding Your Michigan Security Deposit

Your security deposit is an amount you escrow with your landlord, to cover any potential damages that may occur to the property during your tenancy. As the name implies, it’s a deposit that you own through your lease term, even though your landlord has possession of it. Legally it must be returned to you within […]

2020-01-27

How Much Rental Payment Can I Afford?

Chances are your rental payment is your single largest monthly expense. As rental rates are only getting more expensive, it’s important to calculate how much rent you can afford to spend each and every time you move. With such a big chunk of your monthly earnings being spent on renting your home, how can you […]