Memorial Day  – Reminders and Safety Tips

Memorial Day – Reminders and Safety Tips

Barbecues and Memorial Day go together like ketchup and relish on a bun and love of family and friends. Imagine, your favorite people gathered near, and the delicious taste of a kosher dog dripping with your favorite dressing (mustard for me, please). You’re about to take a bite and out of the corner of your eye you see the most unsavory of events about to unfold. Pause. Let’s rewind to the week prior, when that imagined scenario never occurs because you took these precautionary measures. AXIS Office Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, 2017. Celebration will begin the Friday prior and continue throughout the holiday weekend. The AXIS office will be closed on Monday and resume normal business hours on Tuesday. Should you have an emergency, such as a fire, call 9-1-1 first. Then use your Tenant Portal to contact your property manager or call or email AXIS. 602.614.5590 Mgmt@AxisPropertyAdvisors.com Reminder: Renting a house is similar to owning a house; the responsibility is on the Tenant to be safe and take appropriate preventative measures. Many renters become comfortable and do not remember lease agreement which they signed. Be sure you understand the terms of the lease. Should misfortune happen, the Tenant will be asked to provide a statement of what occurred supported with pictures and/or video. Any costs that result from damages to the property and the Tenant is found to be at fault, will be added to the Tenant ledger and due immediately. The unexpected financial burden can hurt in more ways than one. The Team at AXIS wants our Tenants to be prepared, take preventative action, and...
Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

When all is merry and bright during the winter holidays, tenants may want to hang up lights. When it comes to rental properties, there are often different rules for different houses. Tenants may be wondering what homeowners will or will not approve, and how to avoid being held liable for any damages as a result of improper use and/ or installation. Whether renting a unit, condo or single-family home, a few strands of holiday lights can really add some sparkle to the season. Property Managers’ primary concern is the health and safety of their tenants and properties. In extreme cases, holiday lights can boost the risk of fire hazards and personal injury.  Many managers agree on these few quick tips about holiday lighting so tenants and properties can be safe, while brightly shining. Here are 7 safety tips that tenants should remember when using holiday lights on rental properties: #1 Tenants need to purchase lights, extension cords and electric decorations that are UL-listed. UL-listed lights means they have met the high standards of the Underwriter’s Laboratory and its nationally recognized safety criteria. #2 When hanging lights outside, tenants must use electric decorations that are rated for outdoor use. Not all strands of lights are meant for the outdoors, and improper use of indoor lights can cause big problems. We ask that you check the light packaging for the holographic UL label that states whether the string can be used outdoors, indoors, or both. #3 It’s a good habit to inspect each string of lights and each bulb to ensure that there are no exposed wires, broken bulbs or frayed...

Giving Your Notice to Vacate

Although we are not happy to see you go, we understand that things happen that may require you to move.  To make the transition as easy as possible, when your lease ends here is the way to give proper notice to vacate. Per your lease agreement you must give 30 day notice prior to the end of your lease or lease extension.  A 30 day notice means 30 days from the next end date. Because rent is due on the first day of the month for the entire month, it is viewed and understood that there is an agreement in place for all of that month. The next point of renewal is the following month. For example, if your lease expires on 12/31/13, you must give notice prior to 11/30/13. Our goal is to try and make any transition as smooth as possible.  To give notice, you can simply log into your Resident Portal click on My Rental, and click the orange Give Notice...