The Importance of Tenant Screening

May 27, 2009 - 9:48 am  |  By Comments Off on The Importance of Tenant Screening

More communities are providing forums to help landlords and property owners understand their rights and help them engage effectively with their tenants.  Champlin Minnesota is the newest community to encourage this behavior, which a forum that occurred on May 14th, the second annual landlord forum.  In addition to discussing low interest loans for property repair, […]

Sign up for Tenant Training Camp

Apr 22, 2009 - 3:09 pm  |  By Comments Off on Sign up for Tenant Training Camp

Jefferson Community College is offering Tenant Training workshops for everyone involved in the rental industry, including tenants, landlords, property managers and building and property owners.  This is an original and creative method of helping out tenant and landlords.  We have always stressed the importance of understanding the rental laws of your community, as well as […]

Check out your landlords financial strength

Apr 20, 2009 - 11:10 am  |  By Comments Off on Check out your landlords financial strength

According to news-press.com, there’s is a growing problem for Florida condominium associations regarding non-paying unit owners who have tenants living in their unit.  These unit owners are behind on their HOA fees and yet Florida law provides that the utilities cannot be disrupted to the tenant living in the unit.   There is a bill before Florida […]

More local governments encouraging tenant screening

Mar 27, 2009 - 9:53 am  |  By Comments Off on More local governments encouraging tenant screening

As the recession moves from Wall Street to Main Street, local cities are forced to deal with the affects, with shrinking tax revenue.   We were all hopefull during the housing boom that blighted parts of town would be regentrified, and the blight would be replaced by a white picket fence and an interest only mortage.   Backsliding into chaos […]

South Peoria moves towards tenant screening

Feb 27, 2009 - 12:27 pm  |  By Comments Off on South Peoria moves towards tenant screening

The city of Peoria is looking to instate of $25 annual fee for all landlords to “keep an up-to-date annual registration list. That includes names, addresses and phone numbers of all landlords.” Currently Landlords are required to register one time, and the city council has the list and outdated. The purpose of the updated information […]

Chicago Sheriff to screen all 7000 employees

Feb 25, 2009 - 9:35 am  |  By Comments Off on Chicago Sheriff to screen all 7000 employees

Public Relations is hard enough for landlords and property owners once a bad tenant moves in.  But recently with the background check problem in Los Angeles, the Cook County Sheriff in Chicago has announced they will be screening all 7000 sworn and civilian employees of the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.  It will be interesting how […]

Apartment Owner responds to complaints about tenants

Jan 27, 2009 - 2:55 pm  |  By Comments Off on Apartment Owner responds to complaints about tenants

the TimesDaily.com had an article from Sheffield, Alabama today about an apartment complex owner responding to complaints about his tenants alleged drug use, shots being fired and other incidents that occurred at his complex, the Colbert Square Apartments, over the past nine years.  The owner was forced to appear before the city council to address the […]

More Tenant Screening in Little Canada

Jan 21, 2009 - 4:45 pm  |  By 1 Comment »

The city of Little Canada, Minnesota is the latest in American Cities looking to mandate tenant screening for all apartment owners in their municipal area.  City Leaders are hoping the stricter tenant screening requirements will reduce the number of police related incidents and increase safety within the city limits, where half the residents live in […]

More landlord tips including tenant screening

Nov 24, 2008 - 11:59 am  |  By Comments Off on More landlord tips including tenant screening

Increasingly, property managers and landlords are including tenant screening as a sound business step in their overall property management business.  In these tough economic times, their have been a lot of tips for landlords, and they all seem to include some form of tenant screening.  The most recent is from National Association of Independent Landlords, which encourages […]

Shooting at Property exposes flawed tenant screening practice

Nov 21, 2008 - 10:39 am  |  By Comments Off on Shooting at Property exposes flawed tenant screening practice

The Las-Cruces Sun News had an interesting article about a shooting death of a man at a trailer park, who was previously unknown to be a tenant there.  “We did a full background check,” she said. “He had just gotten out of prison. That’s probably why (his girlfriend) kept it under wraps, because otherwise we […]

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