Property Management Blog

Arizona Security Deposit Laws

SGI Staff - Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Property Management Blog

As an Arizona landlord, charging a security deposit is a great idea. It’s meant to protect you against financial losses associated with renting out a rental property. For instance, if a tenant fails to pay their rent, or if they cause damage exceeding normal wear and tear, you can use the security deposit to cover your losses.

Arizona Rental Laws - An overview of Landlord Tenant Rights in Phoenix

SGI Staff - Thursday, July 22, 2021
Property Management Blog

Landlord-tenant laws help protect both parties involved in a lease or rental agreement. In Arizona, these laws are outlined in the Arizona Landlord-Tenant Act. 

After a tenant signs the lease, they are automatically granted certain rights. For example, the right to habitable dwelling, the right to fair treatment, and the rig...

What is "Implied Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment"?

Tim Melton - Friday, June 25, 2021
Property Management Blog


In the U.S., all tenants have a right to quiet enjoyment of their rented premises. Under an implied covenant or warranty, all lease agreements should include a statement regarding a tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment. 

In other words, a tenant has a right to enjoy their rented premises without the landlord&rs...

Maintenance Tips for Your Rental Properties

SGI Staff - Monday, May 17, 2021
Property Management Blog


As a property owner, property maintenance is one of your most important responsibilities. 

Maintaining your units will allow you to experience plenty of benefits, such as detecting minor issues early and maintaining your property’s value. 

Maintenance is also super important because, as a landlord...

How to Attract & Retain Long-Term Tenants

SGI Staff - Thursday, April 22, 2021
Property Management Blog


There are many advantages of having long-term renters in your rental property. For instance, these types of renters tend to pay their rent on time and don’t cause property damage. As a landlord, this should be your goal. However, if you’ve gone through frequent turnovers, don’t feel hopeless. Attracting and...

Tips to Keep Your Rental (and Investment) Safe

SGI Staff - Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Property Management Blog


One of the best things you can give your renters is the feeling of safety. No matter how luxurious your rental space is, nobody will rent it if they don’t feel secure. Even if the rent price is incredibly low, people won’t trade their feeling of safety.

While making safety improvem...

How to Keep Renters Happy

SGI Staff - Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Property Management Blog


As a property owner, you want to make sure that your tenants are happy to be living in your property. A happy tenant is more likely to renew their lease year after year.

But, the question is: how can you make a tenant happy? Well, luckily for you,

Pros and Cons of Renting to Tenants with Pets

SGI Staff - Monday, January 25, 2021
Property Management Blog

Pets are everywhere these days; your eyes aren’t fooling you. According to Pet Secure, Americans topped pet ownership lists. They claimed the number one spot worldwide for dogs, cats, and fish as pets. In fact, Americans even allocate a huge sum...

How to Advertise Your Phoenix Rental Property Successfully

Tim Melton - Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Property Management Blog

As a Phoenix landlord, you want to avoiding dealing with tenant turnover. A vacant property means no monthly income, as well as spending valuable time, money and effort advertising your rental. 

However, tenant turnover is an inevitable part of being a landlord. It is almost a guarantee that it’ll happen sometime in yo...

Turning Your Home into a Rental Property

Tim Melton - Thursday, December 3, 2020
Property Management Blog

Do you want to earn rental income and grow long-term personal wealth?

Owning a rental property creates the potential for extra income. Your investment may even grow in value throughout the years. Turning your primary residence into a rental could be a financially lucrative life decision.

While owning a rental is a great w...


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