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 […]

Rents – Does It Add Up?

It is natural to want to obtain the highest rent possible when your property is vacant. A long vacancy can cause frustration, anxiety, and anger. However, holding out for more money can be more costly than you think. When this situation occurs, it is better to use a mathematical approach. Write down the expenditures for […]

Renting to the Handicapped

Fair Housing is simple – do not discriminate. While this may be a basic principle, it is often not “easy” to follow, particularly in the area of handicapped or disabled persons. Many landlords often do not know or understand the legal requirements when it comes to renting to handicapped tenants, which can lead to costly […]

Summer Safety Tips

Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  For sun and water safety tips, see this tip sheet. Please feel free to use them in any print or broadcast story, with appropriate attribution of source. FIREWORKS SAFETY Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and […]