Constructive Eviction is the illegal, often unethical act or failure to act by a landlord which causes substantial interference with or permanently deprives a tenant from his/her right to quiet enjoyment of the rented premises because they have become uninhabitable and/or unsuitable for the purposes for which they were leased, thereby giving the tenant no […]
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We have been receiving increased requests from landlords asking how they can report on-time rental payments to credit bureaus to help their tenants improve their credit histories. We have recently found the answer.
Much like the The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 which enhances voting opportunities for every American by making it easier for all Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration, Westminster City Council in Colorado, is considering a similar rule. Much like the federal NVRA’s requirement that states provide individuals with […]
Landlords are in the rental business to make money, not enemies of their tenants. Rent increases are a foreseeable aspect of every landlord-tenant relationship. Landlords know all too well that financially sound, long-term tenants are the most desirable tenants because they are lower-maintenance and cost less and are less time consuming than having to seek […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Answers From Landlords About What to Do When A Tenant Double Parks” is a summary of a dialog between landlords in our LandlordAssociation.Org Free Discussion Group. We thought we would share some of the more insightful answers with our members. Q: According to the lease agreement, each tenant is assigned one parking spot and all […]
Landlords and property managers recognize that drive-bys and walk-through inspections of their units can save money by identifying necessary repairs and maintenance. But when it comes to identifying suspicious activities, many people may not recognize the signs. The following signs may be indicators that illegal activity may be occurring on your property.