Advertising your available units

The number of tenants looking for their next home online increases every month. There are many different places to post your unit that are simple and effective.

Craigslist: For many area landlords, this is the only tool they use for advertising vacancies. Very simple, effective and well-known.

Zillow Rental Manager: This site is great for both sales and rentals. The information that you enter will be “pushed” to other complementary sites such as Zillow, Trulia, & Hotpads.

ApartmentGuide.com: This is a paid rental advertising site and is useful if you have larger communities.

Maine Housing Search: This site was originally founded by Maine Housing and the Department of Health and Human Services.

PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW THESE SITES WORK FOR YOU OR IF YOU HAVE OTHER SITES THAT YOU’D RECOMMEND TO OTHER LANDLORDS. ANY AND ALL INPUT IS APPRECIATED!

Housing Inspection Help

Dealing with housing inspections can be daunting for even the most experienced landlord but they must be addressed for units with tenants who receive subsidized rental assistance. Being prepared can help inspections run smoothly and eliminate any surprises for the landlord. Although different inspectors may interpret standards differently, it is the responsibility of the landlord to maintain all standards- in worst case scenarios subsidies must be refunded when units fail due to an issue that may have simply been overlooked. Arm yourself by inspecting your units with the same standards that housing inspectors use

HUD Inspection Checklist

Service animals, support animals, therapy pets

The MHRC (Maine Human Rights Commission) knows how difficult it is to understand and explain the differences and rules relating to service and assistance animals.  They have addressed this issue by producing a video that gives you the basics answers on the topic.  We think it’s pretty good.

When viewing this video, please note that the beginning of the presentation is about how businesses should deal with customers or patrons with these types of pets.  However, the second part is all about guidelines for landlords.  This is well worth viewing.  You can see it on their website at www.maine.gov/mhrc, or on Youtube at (https://youtu.be/ZGl0K-MEUkg),