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A really nice tenant applied for your rental, but you’re on the fence. You like this person; in fact, you and this applicant have mutual friends and they vouched for the applicant’s warmth, courtesy and friendliness. The personal references checked out, you confirmed employment, and you reviewed recent paystubs.

But this applicant has had financial problems. Serious problems. Bankruptcy, a low credit score and even a prior eviction came up on the background check you ordered. The applicant was completely straightforward about the past, telling you in advance about an unfortunate divorce, a lengthy illness, and other unexpected setbacks that would appear on the background check.Read More »

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The Latin word “addendum” appeared more than 230 years ago to define “something added.” Here we are in the early 21st century, and no one on Earth speaks Latin as his or her native language.

Yet, that word, addendum, is still in heavy use to describe something added to a book, to a magazine, to a yearbook, and, yes, to a lease agreement.

Even if you are in that small minorityRead More »

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There’s nothing fiercer than a momma protecting her young, and this goes for birds as well as humans. And, while society’s view of animals - especially pets - has seen a remarkable shift in recent decades, the age-old conflict of unwelcome birds occupying man’s roof eaves, dryer ducts, and stove fan vents continues.

It’s no fun having to dislodge a nest of invasive English House Sparrows, let alone beautiful nativesRead More »

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Keep a photo history of your rental unit's condition to avoid disagreements over returning security deposits. Take a lot of pictures before giving the keys to a new tenant. Later, when the tenant is preparing to move out, go through your unit and compare its condition to the 'before' photos. This way, you can see whether damages occurred during your tenant's stay.Read More »

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Will_the_Trend_with_Short-Term_Leases_Last_4-2-17_SQUARE Will the Trend With Short-Term Leases Last?
Short-term rentals are eliciting a strong backlash in communities across the nation. Officials from Los Angeles to Capitol Hill are fielding complaints and mulling new regulations as the trend in short-stay leases grows. Airbnb alone has 3 million properties listed for rent worldwide, up from 550,000 in December, 2013. For residential owners, the chance to host strangers who want to live like locals during brief visits to unfamiliar cities is an opportunity to get ahead on their mortgage or save for retirement. To the visitors themselves, short leases can offer the most affordable vacation opportunity. Read More »
Are_Rental_Lease_Rules_Really_Different_From_State_to_State_SQUARE Are Rental Lease Rules Really Different From State to State?
Did you know that if you are a Pennsylvania landlord with a tenant who hasn't paid rent - and your written lease agreement states that no notice is required to evict for non-payment of rent - that you can legally start the eviction process without sending your tenant a notice? Yes, that's allowed by Pa. law. But you'd better not try that in the adjacent state of New Jersey. Rights of tenants in the Garden State cannot be waived. A N.J. lease agreement that declares tenant rights are waived, even if the tenant signed the lease, is unenforceable. Read More »
Why_Does_Eviction_Take_So_Long_SQUARE Why Does Eviction Take So Long?
You want your tenants out and you want them out today. You have been more than patient, your tenants are taking advantage of you, and things are only going to get worse. So, why can't you just kick them out immediately? Wouldn't any judge understand that eviction is appropriate under these typical scenarios? • Tenants haven't paid rent in months. • Tenants let other people move in and never told you or asked permission. • The last time tenants let you in to inspect, you saw the unit was trashed. These examples – among many others – are lease violations and landlords do not have to put up with them. And, yes, action is definitely called for. Unfortunately, far too many landlords make wrong assumptions about the action they are per Read More »
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