In Rockford, IL, there’s a new system just put in in place that contacts landlords by email whenever the police or fire department is called out to a rental property for an issue other than domestic violence. Landlords are required to register with the online database or be fined. The hope is that by informing […]... continue reading "Registry Informs Landlords About Nuisance Calls to Property"
With the television series, Breaking Bad, we have learned that meth labs can be set up virtually anywhere, anytime, by anyone, but are most commonly found in rentals. The question is, once discovered and cleaned up properly, does a landlord need to disclose to new renters or property buyers that a meth lab or other […]... continue reading "Are Landlords Obligated to Disclose Contaminated Property?"
When it comes to the utilities, who’s responsibility is it; the landlord‘s or the tenant‘s? LandlordAssociation.Org has seen this question come up more than once or twice over the past decade or so. Problems often arise when there’s no clear policy, ordinance or legislation which decisively states who is responsible for the utilities and under […]... continue reading "Utilities: Who’s Responsibility Is It? Landlord or Tenant?"
Have you or your tenants ever wondered if anyone has died in your home or apartment? Well, we just read an article about a website called DiedInHouse.com which was conceived by landlord, Roy Condrey, after his tenant complained to him that his rental apartment was haunted. Condrey could find little information online as to whether […]... continue reading "Website Tells Who Died in A Home"
Here are five easy steps to follow in choosing a good tenant. Step 1: The first step in selecting a good tenant is to have all prospective tenants complete a rental application which collects information for the past three to five years. In addition to gathering information on employment, income, rental history, and references, the […]... continue reading "5 Steps in Choosing A Good Tenant"