11573 Jollyville Rd.
Austin, TX 78759
PO Box 202344
Austin, TX 78720
Real Estate Services to Buyers and Sellers Out of State Property Management Company Referrals Maintenance and Make Ready Services for our Owners and Referring Agents
Mike Ebert, REALTOR®, RMP®
Director of Property Management
512.794.8171 X 211
Marc Witmer REALTOR?
RMP® MPM® TRPM
512.794.8171 X 222
Yvonne Dougherty, CTA
Leasing and Management Coordinator
512.794.8171 X 220
Check Your Insurance: Events can happen - flood, extreme heat, earthquakes, fire, and more! It is important to check your insurance to obtain the best coverage possible and ensure that it is current.Review now with your insurance agent before a disaster/emergency occurs.
If an Emergency Occurs: Please be patient and avoid tying up critical phone lines and our time. Our first priority during any emergency is to handle the situation, taking any necessary measures for the safety of your property and your tenants. Then, we will contact you as soon as we are able.
Congratulations Marc Witmer and More Good News For Austin!
Congratulations to Marc Witmer, one of our property managers who earned the TRPM (Texas Registered Property Manager) designation from TAR. This designation takes many class hours to earn.
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There are property owners who are under the impression they can enter their investment property without a reason at any time or without notice because they “own” the property. Well-informed investors know this actually is not the case and blatantly entering a tenant’s residence can lead to costly legal situations. Every landlord does have the right to enter his or her rental property . . . under the right circumstances.
Implied in all residential rental contracts is the “covenant of quiet use and enjoyment.” This covenant means two things:
1. That the landlord guarantees that the tenant can take possession of the rental unit and has the right to privacy and exclusive use and possession of that rental property, and
2. The landlord will not interfere with the tenant’s privacy and right to exclusive possession.
Many tenants do not realize that a landlord does have a legal right to enter his tenant’s rental unit for specific reasons. In all states, a landlord or manager may enter rented premises while the tenant is living there without advance notice in the case of emergency, such as a fire, flood, or endangerment to the residents. Of course, a landlord may enter when a tenant gives permission.
All states have laws specifically detailing when and why landlords and/or property managers can enter a property. While many are similar, they do vary and generally provide for specific reasons. Here is a site to check different states - http://www.landlord.com/landlord_right_of_entry_by_state.htm.
It may not seem fair to the property owner but keep this in perspective. When you rent to a tenant, it becomes their residence. After all, how would you feel if someone decided to drop into see home for any reason at any time? It probably would generate discomfort and perhaps animosity.
So, what is really the best way to handle seeing your investment? First, remember to treat your tenants with respect. Notify us if you want to visit your property and why. We find notifying residents with a friendly call, email, or letter generally gains their cooperation and eliminates negative feelings. Remember, even the best tenants can be nervous about a visit from the landlord and/or property manager.