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Q: What recourse do landlords have for property manager conflicts of interest?

My property manager sold my tenant a new home. They wanted to break the lease three months early. The property manager re-rented the house for another 12 months without contacting me. He contacted me after he sold them a home and re-rented my home. The new tenant has pets. I…

Q: Are property managers liable when they fail to fulfill client requests?

We had our property manager listed as the real estate agent when we decided to sell. It turns out the property was in terrible shape from the last renters. He kept this information from us. Can we hold him liable for not making the house ready for viewing when he…

Q: Do property managers pay bills out of pocket?

“Do property managers pay bills out of pocket and then get refunded by keeping additional rents when sending money to the landlord? Or do they have access to landlords’ bank accounts and pay vendors directly from there? How does the billing between manager and landlord normally work?”  – Hank from…

Q: Can property managers authorize emergency repairs without notifying the owner?

“Without any advanced notification to the rental property owner, can a property management company authorize repairs reported over a weekend by the tenant as an ’emergency’ and charge the owners for those repairs?”  – Denise from Maryville, TN That’s a great question that can usually be answered by a close…

Q: Can you manage a relative’s property without a license?

“My brother lives out of state but has a home in Alabama that is currently being rented. He has asked me to manage the property in his absence. I am not a licensed [property manager]. Can I legally manage his rental home?”  – Dee from Gadsden, AL The best simple…

Q: Is it legal for real estate agents to work as property managers without their broker’s knowledge?

A Florida real estate sales associate, working for a broker, is performing property management duties without her broker’s knowledge, for which she collects payment directly. She uses the local multiple listing service to secure tenants and then takes over as a “personal or asset manager.” She is not doing this…

Q: Can landlords select tenants to be property managers?

My landlord, who frequently travels to Japan, just selected a tenant to be the property manager. Can the owner ask me and the other tenants to put the rent money orders in the new property manager’s name, without the property manager being on any of the tenants’ leases? – Los…

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