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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for New Landlords

May 28, 2008 - 1:12 pm  |  By 1 Comment »

Everything about landlord has a great tip list for prospective landlords.  As with any new business decision, it’s important to conduct your own feasibility study and prepare a business plan.  The emphasis here is on research and analysis.   While you may be passionate about becoming a new landlord, it’s important to conduct your research and then examine the facts with discerning mind, […]

Background Check your Potential Roommate

May 27, 2008 - 5:01 am  |  By Comments Off on Background Check your Potential Roommate

The Wall Street journal had a great article about checking out your potential roomates. They say that “twentysomethings are often too trusting of people they meet through, say, craigslist.org or apartment-finder Web sites” This can lead to big problems if you move in and your new roommate refuses or cannot pay their share of the […]

Dealing with tenants who damage and destroy property

May 13, 2008 - 3:51 pm  |  By 1 Comment »

The Albert Lea Tribune has a three part series about landlord and tenant rights, especially with regard to problem tenants.  Albert Lea landlords and property owners are having a problem with tenants or leave trash or destory property when they leave or are evicted.  Local landlord Lanier Pratt, who with his business partner owns about […]

Tips for Reluctant Landlords: Check the background of all Applicants

May 5, 2008 - 7:25 pm  |  By Comments Off on Tips for Reluctant Landlords: Check the background of all Applicants

Reluctant to sell your home or residential real estate property? Consider becoming a landlord and renting it out.   First time landlords need alot of help.   One of the best ways to prevent future problems with tenants is to conduct a background check on all prospective tenants or applicants.  Landlords should run a credit check to […]

Tenant Screening discussed in Landlord Seminar

Apr 23, 2008 - 2:24 pm  |  By Comments Off on Tenant Screening discussed in Landlord Seminar

Police departments from Richland and Kennewick in the Tri-State Area conducting a landlord training and instruction seminar for approximately fifty two people.  Tenant Screening and tenant background checks were one topic of discussion, including fire codes and crime, including graffiti and drugs. “This is very beneficial. It gives us an opportunity to meet with community police […]

New ordinance requires Stewartville landlords to run background checks

Apr 20, 2008 - 5:04 pm  |  By Comments Off on New ordinance requires Stewartville landlords to run background checks

Should background checks be required for all prospective tenants? Post-Bulletin reports that Stewartville, MN city council has passed an “ordinance requiring all landlords to conduct background checks on prospective renters”  The impetus for the ordinance appears to be that a neighboring city Rochester, recently passed the same ordinance.  Apparently, the citizens of Stewartville believe that […]

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