Welcome to The Playroom

We've named our blog after the most joyful room in the house, because that's the feeling which best describes living in a Belong home. We'll be sharing tips, trends and stories from our community that capture the many ways in which we're making long-term renting a new way of life. One where all people Belong.

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How to Have A Loving, Long-Term Live-In Relationship - With a House

Jun 11, 2021

How to Have A Loving, Long-Term Live-In Relationship With a House

Why is it important to have a loving, long-relationship with something that is brick or stone or timber - and fundamentally inanimate? Read more here to find out.

Belong

Written By

Adam on Jun 11, 2021

Belong Meetings Manifesto | Working at Belong

May 12, 2021

Belong Meetings Manifesto | Working at Belong

This new meeting operating rhythm is crucial for Belong's culture. High performers expect a high level of organization and output. To attract and retain them, we must start holding ourselves to a higher standard of operation. 

Written By

Ale on May 12, 2021

5 Invaluable Rules for Being a Landlord But Not a Jerk

May 12, 2021

5 Invaluable Rules for Being a Landlord But Not a Jerk

A consistent theme that has reverberated throughout history is that landlords are some of the worst people roaming the planet. We don’t accept that crushing stereotype of landlords, for one good reason: You.

Written By

Adam on May 12, 2021

You ARE the startup type - Thoughts about choosing your post-grad path

Apr 30, 2021

You ARE the startup type: Thoughts about choosing your post-grad path

At Belong, we surround ourselves with hungry, entrepreneurial, and kind people who will go above and beyond to fulfill our important mission to create authentic belonging experiences. Read more on why you should work at a startup.

Written By

Flora on Apr 30, 2021

Busy restaurant depicting hospitality service, the inspiration behind changing property management services

Apr 28, 2021

Rejecting The Unfriendly Norms of Property Management

Find out how Belong is using the hospitality experiences of restaurants, hotels, and even Ferrari to transform traditional property management for everyone.

Belong

Written By

Adam on Apr 28, 2021

A home with a sign out the front that displays an upward-heading arrow, signifying growth

Mar 24, 2021

6 Tips on How to Become an Ethical Landlord

Not all landlords are money-hungry monsters, pushing up house prices. Here are 6 tips on how to become an ethical landlord when renting out your home.

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Mar 24, 2021

Property Management Services: What are Property Management Services

Mar 24, 2021

Property Management Services: What are Property Management Services

Property management services make it easier for rental property owners to make a passive income while meeting tenant’s needs. Learn more about these services from Belong.

Written By

Belong on Mar 24, 2021

Frustrated couple discussing paperwork with their property manager

Mar 22, 2021

How to Deal with a Bad Property Management Company

Working with a bad property management company is risky and can lead to serious issues. Learn how to deal with a poorly run company and what red flags to look for.

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Mar 22, 2021

Two trademen work on a rental home to conduct repairs and maintenance

Mar 22, 2021

Property Management Fees: How Much Do Property Managers Charge?

Many property management companies will find every opportunity to charge you extra fees. At Belong, we are transparent and reasonable, and we’re dedicated to reinventing and modernizing the traditional home rental experience.

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Mar 22, 2021

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