Rental housing program teaches responsible property management

Jun 27, 2008 - 10:31 am  |  By Comments Off on Rental housing program teaches responsible property management

The Ludington Police Department and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office conducted a rental housing training program for local property owners, rental homes, mobile home parks and apartment communities.  One of the most important topics they covered was how proactive landlord behaviors such as tenant background checks can prevent alot of problems. For example, participants learned one irresponsible or […]

Tenant’s Worst Nightmare : Property Foreclosure

Jun 25, 2008 - 2:36 pm  |  By 1 Comment »

In a difficult economy, tenants can a face their worst nightmare: moving into a apartment only to learn that the property has been foreclosed and they must get out.  After moving costs, tenants are facing with moving their stuff again.  Any legal action is destined to cost money.   Also while living in the foreclosed property they might be subject to losing […]

SuperBad Tenants: a landlord nightmare

Jun 23, 2008 - 2:02 pm  |  By Comments Off on SuperBad Tenants: a landlord nightmare

Channel 34 news in binghamton New YOrk has a great story about a super bad tenant that wil make your head shake and your wallet cringe.  There’s a stereotype in our culture about bad landlords but not one about problem tenants.  There could be after reading this.  According to the article, it’s common for tenants to trash apartments, and […]

Criminal Tenants to face eviction in New Jersey

Jun 19, 2008 - 10:01 am  |  By Comments Off on Criminal Tenants to face eviction in New Jersey

Problem tenants who commit crimes may have a tough time holding onto their apartments if a new inititive is passed Millville, New Jersey. The City Commission is exploring a new program which will allow landlords to work with the police and speed up evictions for crimes that occurr on their property. Under the program, police […]

Proposed renter background checks wouldn’t include BYU students

Jun 17, 2008 - 10:42 am  |  By Comments Off on Proposed renter background checks wouldn’t include BYU students

Renter background checks is a smart move for any landlord or property manager.  KSL.COM just published an article showing that Provo City is considering background checks for all citizens except for BYU students.  Apparently the assumption is that college students are less likely to commit crimes because they follow the college’s code of conduct.  As […]

Difficult times for landlords and tenants

Jun 13, 2008 - 5:30 am  |  By Comments Off on Difficult times for landlords and tenants

The bad economy is causing difficulties for landlords and tenants.  Landlords are having a hard time collecting rent and evictions are on the rise.  Tenants wages are not keeping up with the cost of living. Recently in Yonkers, tenants and landlords met with the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Committee ti discuss the issue. Sounding much […]

Check your potential tenants criminal record

Jun 10, 2008 - 1:47 pm  |  By 1 Comment »

Make sure you check out your potential tenant’s criminal history before you offer them the apartment or your home.  An instant criminal database search is a fast way to protect yourself and other tenants  by finding out your renter’s criminal history.   You can go further and conduct hand pulled criminal record searches in the county courthouses […]

Renting out your home

Jun 2, 2008 - 10:02 pm  |  By Comments Off on Renting out your home

Chicago Sun times discusses the pros and cons of renting out your old home while you wait for it to sell.  In this tough selling environment, renting your home can be a good source of income to cover the mortage.  However, becoming a landlord can be a time consuming task if you haven’t done it […]

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