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 Property Management
Should I Require My Property AManagers to Take Training Courses?
In What? By Kari Negri, Chief Executive Officer, SKY Properties
LL PROPERTY MANAGERS NEED eitherofthese,eitherprovidetrainingforyouremployees REGULAR TRAINING within multiple or for yourself, then you should hire a professional property areas and disciplines, and if you are not manager like SKY Properties to protect yourself from what ensuring your team is regularly being may result in costly lawsuits.
updated on the latest regulations and
property management strategies, at
the very least, you should be requiring
that they take certification classes and
seminars, and attend webinars regularly provided by the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles to be sure they are up to date on their knowledge and understanding of the law.
The courses and webinars offered by the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, at the VERY LEAST, should include fair housing, code enforcement, and updates on ever- changing landlord / tenant laws and leasing. It is up to you to train your managers to avoid legal liability by making sure they are keeping up with their education. If you are not sending your managers and other “key” personnel to classes to update their knowledge base, then you are the one that needs to stay abreast and possibly micro-manage your personnel to ensure that potentially costly mistakes are being avoided. However, in the event that you decide you do not want to do
Of course, avoiding trouble is not always possible because property management in general is a litigious business. It has now become essential to be kept abreast of what is happening with real time training and / or reading to keep your building compliant with new laws that could affect your ability to even collect rent - especially rent during 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. Our Governor and Mayor have seen fit to require that many new and often confusing notices be served on our renters, and hopefully you have done so timely and properly.
Besides training for things that could help to avoid liability issues, it is also important to keep up on current trends in marketing and filling vacant apartment units. SKY Properties does an abundance of research to be sure we are making improvements that people want so that we can turnover units quickly and with long-term, quality tenancies. You should be doing this type of research also. This is especially important for the very competitive marketplace we are in, and in the face of
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