Property Management Blog

What Does “Additional Insured” Mean for Dallas Landlords and Investors?

System - Tuesday, September 11, 2018
There are some basic questions that property owners and landlords ask us in the course of doing business. One of the first questions that they ask is usually about the additional insured requirement in our management contract. They want to know why they have to name their property manager as an additional insured. Sometimes we get pushbac...

How Do I Know What Insurance Will Cover in a Rental Emergency?

System - Tuesday, August 28, 2018
When it comes to emergencies at a rental property, owners want to know what they’re going to pay for, and what they’re not going to pay for. Today, we’re talking about restoration and insurance.Filing an Insurance ClaimProperty managers have a lot to keep track of. We need to know the owner’s carrier, deductible, w...

What is an Umbrella Insurance Policy? A Guide for Dallas Landlords and Investors

System - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Umbrella policy is a term you probably hear a lot, and maybe you even understand it. If you don’t know what an umbrella policy is, you’re not alone. Today, we are talking with Mark Roland, who is a commercial agent with Foursquare Insurance Agency. He’s going to explain umbrella policies, and when or why you might need o...

Commercial vs. Personal Rental Policies | Dallas Landlord Tips

System - Monday, July 23, 2018
Insurance is an important part of managing a rental property. Today, we’re talking with Mark Roland, who is a commercial agent with Foursquare Insurance Agency. As you begin to accumulate rental properties, you may wonder at what point you should move from having a policy for every property to having a commercial property that cover...

What Happens to My Rental Property When a Storm Hits? 4 Steps to Consider

System - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
No one likes to think about emergencies happening at their investment home. However, if you are stuck with the remains of a fire, a flood, or other types of storm damage, you’ll need to know what to do.Today, we’re sharing four quick steps that you’ll be required to think about in the aftermath of an emergency or a storm...

Water Emergency in Your Dallas Rental Property – What Do You Do?

System - Tuesday, July 3, 2018
As a landlord, when you get a phone call from your tenant to report that the hot water heater in the attic or closet has gone bad and there’s water all over the floor, what do you do?First, you need to make sure everyone is okay. Check in with the tenants and make sure they aren’t in any kind of danger. The steps that follow a...

3 Legal Ways to Use an Insurance Claim to improve your Property

System - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Every once in a while, your rental property will have an insurance claim. This can be an opportunity in disguise. Today, we’re talking to Will at Texas Reconstruction, who is explaining how to use an insurance claim to make a rental property better. Will has identified three ways to do this.General Reframing of Your Property If...

What is the Difference between a General Contractor and a Restoration Contractor?

System - Thursday, May 24, 2018
A question we hear quite often is this: what’s the difference between a general contractor and a restoration company? We’ve asked our own restoration contractor to help us answer it.A general contractor and a restoration contractor are both considered general contractors. However, they specialize in different types of work.Ski...

Will Your Condensing Unit Pass Inspection in Dallas? Ask the Property Management Expert

System - Saturday, October 14, 2017
Inspecting your condensing unit in Dallas is critical in ensuring your home is compliant with all the necessary codes and regulations. You also want to inspect it regularly to make sure it’s working at its maximum capacity. Today, Brian from Keller Services is telling us how to inspect your condensing unit and what to notice.Coil Re...

How to Prevent Common Maintenance Disasters | Ask the DFW Property Management Expert

System - Thursday, October 12, 2017
One of the things we do at  McCaw Property Management is to have an HVAC company service our air conditioning units twice a year. These seasonal inspections and tune ups protect the properties we manage. The vendor we use is Keller Services, and today we have Brian explaining how these inspections can prevent common maintenance disas...

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