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Guide: What To Do When A Tenant Complains About You Online

Updated March 2021 The rise of social media has made it easier than ever for tenants to broadcast their opinions about a landlord or property management company – and it has made it harder than ever for landlords to scrub negative opinions or outright falsehoods connected to their names. Should landlords sue for defamation over…Read More

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

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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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Top Reasons To Seek Legal Advice For Tenant/Landlord Problems

Whether you’re a seasoned landlord or a new property owner, there will likely come a time when you’re in need of free landlord legal advice to settle minor tenant issues. While there are many resources available, how do you know which ones you can trust? How do you know where you can get free legal…Read More

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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

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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

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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

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5 Valid Reasons To Deny Rental Applications (How To Decline)

Renting property to tenants can be very risky. While it’s great to assume the best of all people, there are going to be situations where tenants cause problems, ruin your property, or even sue you for damages. The rental industry isn’t for the faint of heart! With the right tools and information, however, it is…Read More

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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

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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