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Is it legal for a tenant to break a lease?

We get many phone calls from owners asking if it is legal for the tenants to break a lease. The short answer is yes but depending to state and local laws there are limitations. Here we will discuss the most common reasons why tenant’s will…

Property Management Tips: Give Rent Receipts Everytime

Are you still managing rent payments manually? Some tenants tend to keep old habits and pay their rent with a check, money order, or even cash. We at Miami Property Management LLC recommend that rent receipts should be furnished when handling…

How Much do Miami Property Management Services Cost

There are literally hundreds of management companies in Miami big and small.  Some management companies only serve HOA (Home Owners Associations), others are dedicated to managing residential properties, others only want commercial/retail,…

Miami Rental Market What to Expect in 2017

The Rental Market in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and across the state has been on fire for the past couple of years. But just like everything else it is starting to cool down. What are we to expect for this year’s Miami rental market…

Should I Raise the Rent on my Rental Property?

With the rise of insurance premiums and taxes, the Miami rental market is on fire, these are good reasons to increase the rent. But should you raise your rent? This question is in the back of every landlord’s or property manager’s mind when…
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Craigslist Scam Affecting Miami Rental Properties

Craigslist scam have been around for a long time and a couple years ago I fell victim to this predatory scam. With our large portfolio, we always have normal monthly vacancies that need to be filled. As usual we turnover the property and market…

Ways to Handle Utilities at Your Miami Rental Property

If you lived anywhere you well know that utilities (electric, water, sewer, etc.) can add cost to you monthly budget. As a landlord how do you make sure the cost of utilities don’t eat up your monthly profits. Here we will discuss three ways…

FHA Laws: Understanding what is Disparate Impact and Disparate Treatment.

What is Disparate Impact and Disparate Treatment? In 1968, The Fair Housing Act also known as FHA was passed. This Federal law gives protection against discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, sex, familial status,…

Rental Property Photography Tips

With today’s technology pictures are the first thing a renter will see when searching for the next place to call home. Unfortunately, pictures can either make or miss your next tenant. Make sure to include in your listing a minimum of 10 to…

Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid — Part 2

Below is a continuation of the previous article Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid — Part 1 You don’t understand your responsibilities as a Landlord. After so many prospects, you were able to secure a tenant. This is just the beginning!…