Property Management Blog

Arizona Notice to Vacate | What Every Tucson Landlord Needs to Know

An incident happened this week that I want to share, because it’s something all landlords need to understand about the notice to vacate and lease termination. We have a home where the lease was up at the end of June. The tenant is required to give a 30 day notice to vacate prior to the beginning of the last month. The landlord is ...

Why Tucson Rental Owners Cannot Just Enter the Property | Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Ac...

In the last couple of days, we’ve had two incidents where landlords we work with called to tell us they wanted to go to their rental properties today. We had to tell them not to do that. Arizona statutes clearly determine access, intent to enter, when the landlords can go, and what they have to do first. Arizona Revised Statute ...

Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Property Manager in Tucson, AZ

The questions I get asked the most from people looking for a Tucson property manager are: how much do you charge; and, how much will my house rent for. I know these are important to you, and they’re important to me too. Every landlord cares about costs. But, they aren’t the most important questions you can ask when you&rsqu...

What if My Tucson Tenant Doesn’t Pay Rent? – Property Management Education

Tucson tenant eviction is usually the result of tenants not paying rent on time and when due. The Foothills Lease requires the tenant to pay rent on the first of the month; they then have three grace days. This means that rent has to be in by the third or when we open the door on the fourth day of the month. If it’s not in our dro...

The Tenant Move Out Inspection in Tucson | What is Fair to Charge a Tenant When They Move Out?

The turnover process is completed by your Foothills property manager; it involves your tenant moving out and the property being prepared for the next tenant. Included in this process is the security deposit reconciliation.  Property Condition Reports Managing the security deposit starts with the move-in inspection. A property co...

What Are Property Management Fees in Tucson, AZ? | Education for Landlords

The cost of property management depends on the fees that a company charges. As you can guess, there are management fees that you’ll pay in exchange for the professional services that a property manager provides.  Property Management Cost Structure The amount you pay for property management in Tucson can be a percentage of th...

When is the Best Time to Rent Your House? Tucson Property Management Advice

A lot of landlords ask about the best time to rent out a house. My standard answer to that question is – right now is better than waiting. You should rent it out when you need to get it rented. In some cases, waiting can be better. I guess it depends on your market. Rental Seasons and Geography In Minneapolis, where I have friend...

Tenant Screening 101: How to Spot Red Flags in a Background Check in Tucson, AZ

There’s a process for how we qualify prospective tenants, and today we are sharing some Tucson tenant screening tips. It’s important to look at each tenant the same way and rate them the same way to comply with all fair housing requirements. Screening a Tenant: Where to Start We look at several things, starting with the FIC...

Why Work with Foothills Properties in Tucson, AZ?

At Foothills Properties Management & Realty, we provide Tucson property management for investors and landlords. We want to tell you why you should choose us to manage your residential rental property in Tucson. There are many reasons to work with us, but one of the best reasons is our commitment to education. National Association...

Rental Property Maintenance: Why You Need a Licensed and Insured Vendor in Tucson, AZ

Residential landlords and property managers need to use licensed and insured vendors when work is being performed at a rental property, and there are legal and practical reasons to explain this. It's a requirement of the Arizona Board of Technical Services that all vendors are licensed when work is performed that's $1,000 or more. The C...