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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW MATCHING TENANT'S RENT UP TO...

The City of Philadelphia has made a significant change to the amount of rental assistance funding that is available for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Now, RENT CAN BE PAID UP TO $1500.00!  "Our goal throughout the pandemic has been – and continues to be – to keep people in their homes,&...

Evictions on Hold until December 31

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Late Tuesday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) filed an order that halts evictions until the end of the year. The order will take effect Friday, September 4. The order applies to renters who swear under penalty of perjury that the following are true:The individual has used best efforts to ...

Rental Property Scams: Learn How to Avoid Being a Victim

Have you ever had an offer that was too good to be true? We have! So why would scammers target a prospective Del Val tenant by making false claims of an amazing rental price on one of our properties and attempt to get cash from this prospective tenant? Because they thought they could succeed! (Spoiler alert, they didn’t!)Del Val sta...

The Top 3 Reasons Why We Use Property Meld to Help Our Residents with Maintenance Requests

We know from years of experience that one of the top complaints of tenants is getting maintenance done and getting it done in a timely manner. The old model still used by most property managers is a phone number where tenants call and get a voicemail message. They might get a call back in several days if lucky.Del Val Property Management ...

Rent Price Update: One Bedroom Rents up 15.3% in Philadelphia!

On a national level rent prices are up 1% for one-bedrooms to $1,229 and up 0.8% for two-bedroom to $1,485.  But in Philadelphia one-bedrooms are up an astounding 15.3% to $1,510 and two-bedroom are up 2.5 to $1,750.Please watch this update.

Learn the 10 Secrets to Managing your Rental Property for Profit!

If you are a real estate investor or landlord, it is crucial that you understand how to manage a property the right way. As a property owner you will be forced to wear many hats and how you manage that property is going to either make or break your chance for success.So why not learn from one of the largest property managers in the D...

What Every Landlord Needs to Know About Evictions during Covid-19 Pandemic

Last evening, we did a virtual seminar for our clients with an update on doing evictions under the COVID-19 environment.Our speakers were Maryann Brennan, Del Val’s Rental Division Director, and Alin Bilc, Del Val’s Business Development Director.Learn all the latest eviction rules and timelines to starting and filing...

New legislation changes the Lead Paint Swipe Rules in Philadelphia

Most landlords are aware that Philadelphia requires a Lead Safe Certificate for all rentals that were built pre-1978 that have a tenant(s) with a child that is 6 or under.  But the rules are changing.Beginning October 1, 2020, landlords will be required to test and certify rental properties as lead-safe or lead-free, regardless of a ...

4 of The Most Expensive Rental Repairs and Best Ways to Avoid Them

If you own or manage a property, you know that at least part of your rental income needs to be reinvested into the home, condo, or apartment on a regular basis. Maintenance, upkeep, and replacing things is just part of property ownership. However, there’s an entirely separate class of property issues that not only pose a threat to y...

10 Best Questions to Ask a Property Manager

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Are you in the property investment business? Looking to hire a property manager?You need a certain skill set to be a property manager. Not everyone has what it takes to do a great job. Interviewing a potential property manager is a sure way to certify you are hiring the right person. But what should you exactly ask them? In this arti...

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