More Tenants From Hell

Nov 18, 2011 - 10:41 am  |  By Comments Off on More Tenants From Hell

It seems there’s always a bad apple out there somewhere. Most tenants are great people, just looking for a place to live. When things go wrong, they approach problems in a decent respectful manner. We always recommend landlords and managements companies to address tenant complaints in a timely and efficient manner. Sometimes landlords can be […]

Tenant Screening helps prevent neighborhood blight in recession

Dec 14, 2009 - 3:20 pm  |  By Comments Off on Tenant Screening helps prevent neighborhood blight in recession

According to a recent article on Fox, property owners in Memphis, Tennessee are watching their neighborhoods turn to blight as the properties around them fall into disrepair, become abandoned with overgrown lawns and attract squatters and criminal activity.  Some property owners say that the property maintenance is the responsibility of the tenants.   Dr. Phyllis Betts, the director of […]

The Importance of Screening Residential Tenants

Sep 1, 2009 - 3:00 pm  |  By 2 Comments »

The examiner.com posted a recent article about the importance of background screening residential tenants.    The article talks about the importance of running tenant credit reports, conducting reference verifications, and screening for criminal history.    The author C arlos Cooper applies some common sense advice about evaluating the results of the background check report.  For example, credit […]

Take care of your tenants before it makes the news

Apr 27, 2009 - 5:24 pm  |  By Comments Off on Take care of your tenants before it makes the news

WLKY.com reports a full story about tenants finding rats in their apartment, complete with photographs of rats and rats droppings.  The tenants claim the problem started in January and they have been trying to resolve it with their landlords, but the problem is still ongoing. They claim the property manager didn’t take them seriously and […]

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 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 […]

Angry Tenant Kills Four People in Seoul apartment building

Oct 21, 2008 - 9:46 am  |  By Comments Off on Angry Tenant Kills Four People in Seoul apartment building

It wasn’t a good day to be a tenant or a landlord in Seoul, Korea.  A jobless man set fire to his apartment on the third floor of a five story studio apartment building.  The blaze damaged the building, injured seven people people and killed four.  The angry tenant apparently attacked fleeing tenants as they […]

Chicago tenants may get protection against foreclosure evictions

Aug 15, 2008 - 6:03 pm  |  By Comments Off on Chicago tenants may get protection against foreclosure evictions

Chicago tenants who face eviction due to landlord foreclosure may receive some additional assistance from City Hall.  The plan is being put forth by the Chicao mayor Daley, which will provide up to three months of rent and moving expenses for tenants affected by the landlord foreclosure.  The new bill is also looking to expand […]

Screening Tenants for Criminal Activity

Aug 15, 2008 - 1:41 pm  |  By Comments Off on Screening Tenants for Criminal Activity

The importance of maintaining a safe living environment for your tenants cannot be stressed enough, specifically with regard to criminal activity.  According to Amerilawyer.com, “A landlord can be sued for failing to take at least minimal steps to alleviate the risk posed by a violent tenant, a Court has ruled.” The court action’s purpose was […]

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