Sioux Falls offers course in Tenant Screening

Aug 28, 2009 - 3:09 pm  |  By Comments Off on Sioux Falls offers course in Tenant Screening

More communities and beginning to educate homeowners on property management.  According to the examiner.com, Sioux Falls Community education is offering several courses for home owners on various home improvement subjects.  The courses begin in September and cover various aspects of home owning including first time home buying, windows, woodworking, radiant heat panels, and property management […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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