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How to Recognize and Report Landlord Negligence

How to Recognize and Report Landlord Negligence

When renting an apartment or home, many things require you to work with your landlord—for example, paying rent each month, submitting maintenance requests, and taking care of emergency issues that arise within your rental. Unfortunately, if you are dealing with a bad landlord, it can make these things extremely difficult to do. That said, if […]

5 Mistakes You Could Be Making With Your Lease Agreement

The rental agreement is the most critical document to the success of a landlord-tenant relationship. However, many owners do not fully understand the legal implications of this document. As a result, some landlords opt for cookie-cutter leases that do not offer adequate protection instead of consulting a professional property manager or attorney. But ensuring the […]

10 Mistakes that Kill Profit Margin on Rental Properties

10 Mistakes that Kill Profit Margin on Rental Properties

Owning rental property can be a lucrative investment, but only if managed effectively. As the rental industry grows, more investors are looking to this sector for passive income opportunities. However, with reward comes a certain amount of risk. While valuable tips for new landlords are everywhere, a crucial part of success is understanding what not […]

Should You Allow a Cosigner For Your Tenant?

Occasionally, landlords will come across applicants that seem great on paper but do not quite meet the income or credit requirements. When this occurs, landlords have two options, deny them and lose a potentially good tenant or allow the applicant to have a cosigner. That said, not every rental owner is familiar with the practice […]

Unusual, But Legal, Pets Your Tenant May Own

For many individuals, pets are just as much a part of their family as any blood relative. Whether or not your rental allows pets could significantly affect your qualified tenant pool in today’s rental industry. As a landlord, accepting pets is a big decision, and there are plenty of things to consider. Today our focus is […]

What to Do When You Find an Unauthorized Person in Your Rental Property

Discovering that an unauthorized person is living in your rental property is a very stressful situation. As a landlord, it is your duty to protect the property and ensure that only authorized and vetted individuals live in the unit. Unfortunately, despite having a rock-solid lease agreement, there may be times when a tenant’s guest(s) overstay […]

Top 3 Things to Ask Your Prospective Tenant’s References

In a competitive rental market, every lead is vital. After all, a high tenant turnover rate can wreak havoc on your annual profit, which is why placing tenants efficiently is so important. However, not every prospective applicant that wants to see your rental property will meet the qualifications. That said, placing a bad tenant causes even more […]

What is Landlord Harassment and How Can Owners Protect Themselves?

what is landlord harassment

The landlord-tenant relationship can, at times, be a trying one. That said, in many cases, these issues are easily resolved with professional communication and a little understanding. However, when situations escalate, property owners may find themselves accused of landlord harassment. Also, a dreaded landlord harassment lawsuit can deplete profits, not to mention valuable time. So, […]

5 Reasons Why Your Tenant Can (Rightfully) Sue You

Rental agreements are legally binding contractual “agreements” between two parties, the landlord and tenant. That said, landlords should be aware that while many laws are protecting the rights of property owners, tenants also have rights. These tenant rights protect renters against overbearing or illegal landlord actions. Therefore, understanding the reasons tenants sue landlords and how […]

How to Report Bad Landlords and Deal with Poor Property Management

How to Report Bad Landlords and Deal with Poor Property Management

  When you are renting an apartment, so many things can contribute to a bad overall experience. A big one is poor or mismanagement. This can be in the form of landlord negligence or a bad property management company, but both add stress to the rental relationship. Below we will take a look at tips […]