How to Repair a Leaky Roof

Nothing really tests the durability of a roof like a good week long down pour. While it’s mildly rare to see a down pour in California come early fall, it’s a blessing in disguise because detecting and patching a minor leak is always easier to do sooner rather than later.

As a landlord, whose responsibility is to provide a safe, dry, and habitable for his tenants, it was my responsibility to fix the problem at hand. [Read more…]

Who should you hire? A Fulltime Handyman or an Independent Contractor?

When something is broken in and around your rental property units that needs immediate action, be it a repair or a replacement, and when you simply don’t have the tools or skills to do it yourself, you’ll need to call someone to do the job for you. As a landlord or property manager, you have two options – you can either hire a handyman or find a contractor. But what is the difference between these two and what does this mean for your budget? [Read more…]