Floridas Property Management Blogs

Posted Date: March 21st, 2020

Property Management during the Coronavirus

•As you can imagine we are getting lots of calls from new and existing local and out state landlords worrying about the well being of their tenants and the possibility of missed rent payments as it relates to the Covid-19 virus •My name is Glenn Gurvitch and I am the owner of Floridas Property Management. We manage over 700 units in Palm Beach and Broward County. These are trying times and we are all in this together. We all need to do our part to help flatten the curve. •Our operations are still on going as they pertain to leasing, rent collection and maintenance repairs... Read More

Posted Date: December 23rd, 2018

Florida Leases and Evictions

We manage hundreds of homes in Palm Beach County and we are always getting new questions. Here is a answer to some of the most common questions: 1) Can my Landlord non renew my lease? Yes your landlord can non renew your lease for any reason except for discrimination or retaliation. Just like the tenant can non renew his/her lease for any reason a landlord can do the same. 2) How do I non renew my tenants lease? Our standard lease has a autornewal clause which might interfere with non renewing a tenants lease. But assuming you have a standard Florida FAR BAR residential lease, a notice of... Read More

Posted Date: September 25th, 2015

Pricing Page

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Posted Date: September 11th, 2015

If you own one home or several you have probably consid

by Glenn Gurvitch This article might help you make that decision once and for all. There is a difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer, same goes with barbers, landscapers, Doctors and property managers. A good property manager can rent your home for more money with less vacancies and with less maintenance costs. Many landlords have the time, flexibility and resources to manage their own properties. But for some owners without the proper experience and resources managing your own home can be a nightmare or just not even feasible because of proximity to the rental property. To Hire... Read More

Posted Date: September 11th, 2015

Florida Security Deposit handeling property management

Congrats you just rented your home! What can you do with the security deposit? Well you can’t use that money as a downpayment on BMW. Florida statutes 83.49 has some specific rules what you can and can’t do with that security deposit. The relevant parts of the Landlord Tenant law for where to place the security deposit is as such: 83.49 Deposit money or advance rent; duty of landlord and tenant.— (1) Whenever money is deposited or advanced by a tenant on a rental agreement as security for performance of the rental agreement or as advance rent for other than the... Read More

Posted Date: September 11th, 2015

Does your property manager cobroke or self place a tena

How does your property management company market vacant listing? There are two ways to that a property manager places a tenant: 1) Cobroke a listing- Placed on the MLS and pays a fee to another agent if they bring a qualified tenant. 2) Self placing- Not placed on the MLS, placed on Zillow, Craigslist and other sites. Does not pay a fee to other agents who brings qualified tenants. We think its prudent to get your vacant listing as much exposure on the open market so that we can select a qualified tenant to rent your home faster. Cobroking a listing allows your property to be seen by better... Read More

Posted Date: September 11th, 2015

What to look for in a property manager?

Hiring a property manger? Good idea or bad idea. by Glenn Gurvitch Making the decision to hire a property manager makes sense. Why? Most property managers make money on volume and charge a low percentage of rent monthly. The services that a manager provides pay for themselves many times over especially when they find great tenants that stay in the homes for many years. Most property manager charge a small tenant placement fee and a monthly fee based on rent collected however some property managers will charge all kinds of fees including: start up fees, security deposit fees, lease renewal... Read More

Posted Date: January 26th, 2015

Security Deposits and Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear Most states consider the security deposit needs to be returned if the property is left in its original condition, minus normal wear and tear.  But what is normal wear and tear?  The landlord might be judging the wear and tear based on how he/she lives in their own house but you should be careful in your review as the court system is likely to measure it on an average level.  Paint fading, loose strings on blinds, loose cabinet doors, matted carpet, and cracked grout are not wear and tear. As a Landlord, the best approach is to document each room with pictures... Read More

Posted Date: January 26th, 2015

How to hire a property manager

Should I hire a property manager?  by Glenn Gurvitch If you’re going to get into buying and holding rental properties, you will eventually have to decide how you are going to manage them.   First you need to ask yourself what your five and ten year goal is with the property? You’ve read the studies about holding properties for the long term but you also want to start making money right now and feel the gains of success since you just put down a huge chunk of change on your investment.  If this sounds like your recent history and thinking then stop and ask yourself... Read More

Posted Date: January 24th, 2015

Can a landlord deny a tenant based on a service dog?

Can a Landlord deny an application based on a ‘service dog’? by Glenn Gurvitch There are thousands of legitimate service animals for people with real disabilities that need a service animal to survive.  The current issue with ‘service animal’ certifications is becoming a National talking point as people without disabilities take advantage of the system and find loopholes with scam websites offering online certification for your pet.  This is becoming more and more of an issue as tenants get online certifications for their dogs in an effort to... Read More

Posted Date: January 1st, 2015

Property Management Companies in West Palm Beach

By Glenn Gurvitch There are many property management companies in West Palm Beach to choose from. Obviously, we feel that we offer our clients the best service and value in Palm Beach County. But since you probably won't take our word for it you will undoubtedly begin to interview other property managers. When interviewing other managers you have to ask these questions so you can compare our services to other companies. Below is a list of questions that you should the property management companies in West Palm Beach that you interview: 1) Are you hiring a single agent to mange your home or... Read More

Posted Date: December 29th, 2014

Posting a three day notice in Palm Beach County

Posting a Three Day Notice in Palm Beach County by Glenn Gurvitch Call Glenn Directly at 561.358.6755 for more information on posting a three day notice and our property management services in Palm Beach County.Posting a three day notice is always a very intimidating thing. Will the tenant be there? Will I post the three day notice correctly? Will the tenant get mad and begin damaging my property? These are questions that typically run through a landlord’s mind when gearing up to remove a tenant. In addition to the landlord not collecting rent for the past several months now the... Read More