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Tenant Changed the Locks Without Permission

FAQ: Can A Tenant Change The Locks Without Permission?

If a tenant changed the locks without permission on the rental property once they move in, is that okay? Or is this against proper rental regulation? Think about it this way. When a tenant is living in one of your rental priorities, they take over many of the rights associated with property ownership. If the…Read More

Landlord FAQ: Can I Evict a Tenant for Illegal Activity?

Landlord FAQ: Can I Evict A Tenant For Illegal Activity?

No matter how carefully you select your tenants, there is always a chance your tenant is going to end up on the wrong path. In cases where a tenant is using illegal drugs at the property, you’ll be left wondering what to do next. Can I evict a tenant for illegal activity? Is there a…Read More

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Avvo Reviews: Is It Worth The Hype?

Using a website like Avvo is a popular avenue people use for all things related to legal advice and lawyers. I know that finding the best lawyer can be hard and trying to wrap your brain around legal information can be even more difficult. If you find yourself working as a landlord, you will be…Read More

AirBnB Reviews and the Rental Business

How Airbnb Reviews and Laws Are Changing The Rental Business

There is no doubt that Airbnb has drastically changed the way that short-term rentals are happening around the world and across America. Many would-be renters are looking for properties on this booking site rather than using more traditional search methods, and for many landlords, the loss of business is keenly felt. Airbnb is a short-term…Read More

Can a Tenant Sue a Landlord for Injury?

Can A Tenant Sue A Landlord For Injury? What You Should Know

While no one ever wants to think about an injury happening at one of their properties, it is possible that a tenant may get injured while renting from you. The reality is that injuries happen, and sometimes, the tenant might fault you for their injuries. When there is the option of a landlord or tenant,…Read More

what is a tenant estoppel certificate

What Is A Tenant Estoppel Certificate?

Have you heard of a tenant estoppel certificate (TEC)? If the answer is no, then you need to get informed, and quickly.  A tenant estoppel in real estate can be a lifesaver and save you a lot of hassle in disputes or property sales and investment. We want to make sure that you’re in a…Read More

How to Prove a Tenant is Smoking Inside

How To Prove A Tenant Is Smoking Inside

No matter which state you live in, most landlords require tenants to smoke outdoors, often a certain amount of feet from the building door. Smoking inside the unit is virtually never allowed. You probably have it in your lease agreement that smoking is prohibited within the unit. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always stop some people from…Read More

When Your Tenant Files for Bankruptcy

What To Do When A Residential Tenant Files For Bankruptcy

For many landlords, one of the scariest things that they can imagine is a tenant that doesn’t pay rent and eventually needs to be evicted. The time, money, and effort that goes into dealing with non-paying tenants and the entire eviction process is extreme, so landlords are right to be cautious of ending up in…Read More

average apartment turnover rate

How To Calculate Apartment Turnover Rate (Landlord’s Guide)

When you want to make as much money as possible while managing rental properties, keeping your turnover rate in check is going to be very important. Every month that your property sits vacant is a month of losses, and those losses are going to have a big effect on what your overall profit margin is…Read More

smoke alarm requirements for rental property

Landlord’s Smoke Alarms Regulations: A Guide To Keeping Safe

Smoke alarms may seem like a no-brainer to install at home, but did you know that you may be required to install smoke alarms at all of your rental properties as well? Most landlords will want to install these alarms to protect their property regardless, but it’s important to understand what are the smoke alarm…Read More