Salt Lake City’s rental market among nation’s best for investors

First Published in the Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake City once again ranks among the best U.S. cities for investing in rental properties. All Property Management, a trade group for those who own and manage apartments and single-family rental homes, says Utah’s capital is the sixth best urban market for rental investments among Western cities. […]

Avoiding Familial Status Discrimination

Many landlords aren’t familiar with their responsibilities when it comes to renting to families with children or don’t even know that families with children enjoy a protected status under federal housing discrimination laws. The Fair Housing Act protects tenants against discrimination based on seven protected classes, including “familial status.” This means that if you refuse […]

Q & A

Important Points to Remember
1. Act quickly and consistently. Enforcing the rules will let tenants know you’re serious and will help prevent late tenants from getting behind even further on their payments. You may have worked out a deal with them once or twice, but what if […]

What do you do when a tenants doesn’t pay rent?

What do you do when a tenants doesn’t pay rent?
Step 1: Check Your Lease Documents and Payment Records
As silly as it may sound, double-check your records to make sure the tenant is truly late with his or her rent. Sometimes landlords keep better records on paper than they do in their heads and can be mistaken as to when something was– or was not– paid. While most states don’t legally specify a certain grace period in which the tenant can pay the rent, the majority of leases contain […]