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 […]

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 Screening for first time landlords and property owners

Aug 8, 2008 - 12:47 pm  |  By Comments Off on Tenant Screening for first time landlords and property owners

With a slow real estate market, the inventory of rental homes has increased, many with first time landlords.  The amount of renters has increased as many new home owners cannot afford to pay their mortgages.   Sometimes owners will attempt to find tenants themselves or use a mortgage company.   Home owners are advised to screen their […]

Marketing Timing makes unlikely Landlords

Jul 21, 2008 - 12:16 pm  |  By Comments Off on Marketing Timing makes unlikely Landlords

With real estate prices falling in most markets, some property owners are renting out their homes while they live in apartments. They are waiting for the property values to increase before they sell and move on.    The housing market morass has created a new class of real estate investors: the accidental landlords. Some, like Mr. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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