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 […]

It’s a Renters Market

Dec 11, 2008 - 3:54 pm  |  By Comments Off on It’s a Renters Market

The winter is usually a great time to find an apartment in Los Angeles, especially in the beach cities, where the cold Pacific Ocean wind keeps prospective volleyball players and bikinis at bay.  According to Fox News, the housing slump has also created a renters market saturated with additional rental housing options for prospective tenants.  The reason is because many homeowners […]

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.  […]

Building gets makeover with tenant screening

Aug 22, 2008 - 11:03 am  |  By Comments Off on Building gets makeover with tenant screening

Creative Management in Columbia, South Carolina has received some positive press for instituting a new tenant screening and eviction program at the Broad River Terrace apartment complex.   The building has 103 units and had a reputation for violence, criminal and gang activity.  The new owners instituted a strong tenant screening program after taking ownership in 2003, and crime […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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