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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 »

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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 ofRead More »

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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 youRead More »

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Alarm is spreading among rental property owners over a proposal that would hold them liable if they failed to stop their tenants from harassing other tenants who are protected by anti-discrimination laws.

The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development rule could be enacted as early as this fall.

What has landlords with multiunit properties worried is that they would be held responsible for failing to stop discrimination action by oneRead More »

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Things were getting out of hand at the small senior center in Quebec City. Hordes of people gathered every evening on the lawn of the private center on a quiet residential street. Strangers set up chairs and spread blankets as if it were a public park. Using smartphones loaded with a hot new game, the crowds played late into the night.

Some nights, according to seniors who live at the site, groups ofRead More »

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Will_Swag_Bring_You_Better_Tenants_4-9-17_SQUARE Will Swag Bring You Better Tenants?
Competition for college-student tenants is so fierce in some communities that landlords and property managers have perfected the practice of offering “lease swag,” or perquisites for students who sign rental leases. From offers of a free month's rent, to gifts like flat-screen TVs, to free shuttle rides to campus, swag is limited only by a landlord's creativity. A landlord in one small Pennsylvania town that hosts a state university offers Beats wireless headphones – worth $500 – to all students who sign a lease agreement 18 months in advance of moving in. Read More »
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Does_Your_Special_Property_Need_a_Lease_Agreement_4-20-17_SQUARE Does Your Special Property Need a Lease Agreement?
Sometimes, it may seem as if a lease really isn’t necessary when renting property. There are situations that differ from the typical house-for-rent scenario. For instance, these: ¿ You’ve decided to let your favorite cousin move in for a few months while he looks for a job and his own place. Your cousin wants to be fair and pay something toward room and board and, frankly, you could use the extra cash. Since it’s family, and will be for just a short time, do you really need a lease agreement? Read More »
Get_Ready_to_Evict_Your_Tenant_5-9-17_SQUARE Get Ready to Evict Your Tenant
Your new tenant just moved into your rental unit. He seems like a great guy. He has a sterling credit record and great references. The security deposit and first month’s rent check came two days early. Not only that, when you stopped by to drop off an extra set of keys, the grass was already mowed, and the house looked cleaner than when he moved in! Well, it’s time to get an eviction plan in place. That’s right. It is time to list the specific measures you’ll take to evict Mr. Perfect Tenant if the time comes. That’s because no matter how wonderful your tenant now seems, things can turn bad. No one wants that to happen, but, when a tenant breaks the rules, you can’t afford to lose time researching the next step. Read More »
52842515_s Video Tip: Painting Your Rental
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Real_Estate_Investing_Tips Real Estate Investing 101 with Industry Expert Paul Cohen, Esq.
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