How Do You Deal With An Unauthorized Occupant?

How Do You Deal With An Unauthorized Occupant?

How Do You Deal With An Unauthorized Occupant? You signed a lease with someone, and so far, they’ve been a great tenant, but maybe you’ve noticed some additional belongings at the property, or you have a neighbor or handyman who said it seems like someone else is living there as well. What do you do?…

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Should Landlords Rekey Between Tenants?

Should Landlords Rekey Between Tenants

Should Landlords Rekey Between Tenants? Some landlords rekey between tenants while others do not. In some areas, it’s the law to rekey between tenants. If you hire a property management company to manage your rental professionally, they may require it. Why do property managers and lawmakers care and require you to rekey? When you give…

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How Much Rent Can You Afford?

How Much Rent Can You Afford?

How Much Rent Can You Afford? Tenants often overestimate what they can afford when looking for a rental, and they’re unrealistic and don’t sit down and add up all their monthly expenses and, as a result, end up having issues paying their rent. Determine what percentage of your income you can afford to put towards…

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What is a Constructive Eviction?

What is a Constructive Eviction

What is a Constructive Eviction? Maybe you don’t have the best tenant. Or rents have gone up, and you can get more for your rental and a potentially better tenant, but your current tenant doesn’t want to move. What do you do? One thing some landlords do is not ignore requests from the tenants for…

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What is Considered Normal Wear and Tear on a Rental Property?

What is Considered Normal Wear and Tear on a Rental Property?

What is Considered Normal Wear and Tear on a Rental Property? The lease ended, and your tenants have moved out. The property doesn’t look the same as when your tenants moved in, so they should be charged, right? Not quite. Tenants are responsible for damage due to negligence, misuse, or abuse but not normal wear…

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Is Your Rental Property Underpriced?

Is Your Rental Property Underpriced?

Is Your Rental Property Underpriced? Are you losing thousands of dollars because your rental property is rented for less than market rent? With the fluctuations in values and rents over the past couple of years, combined with the fact that many areas could not raise the rent during the pandemic, you may be able to…

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Lease Only or Full-Service Property Management. What’s the Difference?

Lease Only or Full-Service Property Management. What’s the Difference?

Lease Only or Full-Service Property Management. What’s the Difference? When a homeowner has a vacant property and wants to fill the vacancy, what do they do? They can either do it themselves, hire a real estate agent, or hire a property management company. What is lease only/tenant placement? Lease only, leasing or tenant placement is…

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Can I Use My Security Deposit Towards Last Month’s Rent?

 Can I Use My Security Deposit Towards Last Month’s Rent

Can I Use My Security Deposit Towards Last Month’s Rent? Many tenants assume that when they pay a security deposit to rent a property, they don’t have to pay last month’s rent. Since the amount is often similar, if not the same as the rental amount, it’s normal to make that assumption, but that’s not…

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What Modifications Can I Make to My Rental Home?

What Modifications Can I Make to My Rental Home

 What Modifications Can I Make to My Rental Home? You’ve found your perfect rental home, but a little garden in the backyard or a room painted your favorite color would make it even more perfect. Are you allowed to make modifications or not? Your lease may or may not address what you’re allowed to do,…

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