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When To Invest in Property Management Software

Property managers and landlords are continually barraged with things to do. From filling properties with quality tenants, to managing those tenants and properties, to collecting from late-paying tenants, there has to be a way to manage ALL THE...

What Options do Campus Landlords have if a Student is a No Show?

Renting properties to students is definitely not the same as conventional leasing. The tenants are different, including a student's minimal prior renting experience, student-friendly housing requirements, length of leases, and rent collection....

As Move in Date Approaches, Student Housing in the News

The end of July means that the fall move-in dates are fast approaching for property managers of student or on campus housing. If you're considering renting to students or simply curious of the vast differences in renting to conventional tenants...

How Rent Collection Varies by Conventional Housing vs. Student Housing

If you're considering investing in real estate and live within the vicinity of a college campus, you may choose to become a property manager of student housing. National Real Estate Investor reported that student housing continues to outperform the...

Is a Property Manager Also A Debt Collector?

The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) was created as a way to protect consumers from fraudulent collections practices. These protections include when and how a debt collector can contact a consumer and the options available to the...

The Inside Scoop on Student Housing from #NAASHC17

The National Apartment Association’s annual Student Housing Conference was this week in Chicago. BYL Collections was on-site as an exhibitor, along with our sister company, VeriFirst Background Screening. The conference features the inside scoop on...

Past Due Rent: When to send Student Housing Accounts to Collections

Turn, turn, turn...

It's turn season for managers and landlords of student housing. Preparing for incoming students can consume quite a bit of time to those managing properties near universities and colleges. With August approaching quickly,...

Collecting Rent from International Tenants

For those property owners who have rented student housing or other properties to international students and tenants, collecting past due rent can be quite a burden to bear. From tenant screening to tracking down the debtors after they've moved out,...

Have Debt Collection Tactics Gone Too Far?

A topic of discussion, among political candidates and more, is the rising challenge of student loan debt. Research shows that Americans have $1.2 trillion in student debt with most of the loans held by the federal government. A recent news article...

Maximizing Student Housing Collections

Student housing property owners face unique challenges due to their rental population. With the combination of a student's lifestyle, the possibility of roommates, parental involvement and financial aid, billing, receiving and recovering rent and...