Landlords Sued for Refusing to Move Rent Due Date

August 24, 2020

The owners and property manager of an apartment building in Georgia are facing charges by HUD after a dispute with a tenant over the rent due date. The tenant received income from disability benefits and received those payments the second Wednesday of every month. For that reason, the tenant asked the previous owner to move […]

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Rent Payments Wane as Stimulus Talks Stall

August 24, 2020

Ninety percent of renters made full or partial rent payments as of August 20th, according to the Rent Tracker survey conducted by the National Multifamily Housing Council. The survey encompasses 11.4 million professionally managed units and is encouraging news for landlords across the country. However, this August figure does indicate a slowing of rent payments […]

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Worst Tenants Ever

August 17, 2020

An Ottawa landlord has been trying to evict his nightmare tenants for months. The issue: snakes. When the landlord confronted the tenants over their collection of more than two dozen dangerous snakes left to roam freely in the rental unit, he was met with insults and serious threats of harm to himself and his family. […]

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Why Landlords Need to Check Tenant Credit

August 17, 2020

Some tenants grumble about running their credit during a tenant background check. They say it invades their privacy or that their credit doesn’t matter. But credit does matter. Here’s why: Credit Reports Serve as a Cross-Check The secret to exposing tenant fraud or an applicant’s lack of qualifications is cross-referencing multiple sources of information. The […]

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How to Use Your Tenancy Agreement to Reduce Landlord Liabilities

August 17, 2020

Because landlords have a legal duty to maintain a safe rental property, they stand to lose if someone is injured there. So, it makes sense to prevent those injuries and avoid the liability. The tenancy agreement is a great opportunity to do just that: Carbon monoxide Each year, tenants suffer from unintended exposure to carbon […]

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Ontario’s New Eviction Law

August 17, 2020

Bill 184, also known as the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, which includes Ontario’s latest amendment to its eviction procedures, has become law. So far, the reaction has been mixed. In a press statement, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing highlights the bill’s new protections for tenants. However, tenants may be the […]

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5 Things Landlords Need to Know About Tenant Screening

July 27, 2020

Finding the right tenants is key to any profitable rental business. Here are some tips that make tenant screening easier and more effective for landlords: 1. Tenant fraud is a real and growing concern for landlords. The best way to expose fraud is to catch it early. For that reason, savvy landlords and property managers […]

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Tenant Screening Tips: The Adverse Action Notice

July 27, 2020

When the information in a credit, eviction, criminal history, or other investigative report provided by a tenant screening agency negatively impacts the landlord’s decision regarding an applicant, that applicant is entitled to notification. This is referred to as an Adverse Action Notice. Examples of impacts that require notice include: Rejection of the applicant; Requiring a […]

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Landlords Face More Eviction Hurdles

July 27, 2020

There is a lot of talk these days about evictions. Where landlords were stymied by the initial eviction bans, now that some states have extended their bans into the fall and the federal government announced an extension is in the works, frustration is boiling over into action, with landlords filing lawsuits to clear the way […]

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Tenants, Landlords Await Next Stimulus

July 27, 2020

Most renters made full or partial rent payments this month, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Rent Payment Tracker. The survey of over 11 million apartment units across the country found 91.3 percent tenants made efforts to pay. While that’s good news for many landlords, it does represent a slight decrease — 2.1 percent […]

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