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, 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 […]

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 […]

Renters and tenants are victims of mortgage crisis

Sep 22, 2008 - 10:56 am  |  By 2 Comments »

Have you received an eviction notice even though you have paid your rent on time?  Chances are that the property owners are in foreclosure.  According to CBS, renters and tenants in Los Angeles are getting evicted in record numbers due to foreclosure by the owners of the property. 35,000 housing units are currently in default within […]

Criminal Background Checks are part of Tenant Screening

Sep 10, 2008 - 10:22 am  |  By Comments Off on Criminal Background Checks are part of Tenant Screening

Owners and property managers of large low-income properties are facing increasing pressure to regulate and improve the safety of their complexes.  With the advent of the 24 hour news cycle and the availability of the Internet, the crime and safety levels are increasingly transparent in most residential communities, as bad news is publicized all the […]

Require Your Tenants to get renters insurance

Aug 25, 2008 - 11:32 am  |  By 5 Comments »

According to a survey by Allstate insurance, 60% of tenants nationwide do not have renter’s insurance.   The cost of renter insurance is very cheap, usually $15 to $20 per month, and within the price range for most tenants who are not absolutely destitute.  Some landlords are requiring their tenants to carry renter’s insurance because it protects the landlords cash flow.  […]

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 […]

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