Category Archives: Successful Landlording

Issues that landlords can or should be aware of and/or can do to become successful.

Constructive Eviction – It’s No Good

Potential Cause of Constructive Eviction - Woman Under Sink Looking at Broken Leaking Pipes - Calling Landlord for Repairs

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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Landlords Can Report Tenants’ On-Time Rental Payments to The Credit Bureau

Positive credit history can now be reported by landlords.

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.

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Raising The Rent

Discuss rent increases with your tenants. Include regular rent increase information in your rental agreement.

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 […]

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Registry Informs Landlords About Nuisance Calls to Property

Policeman and Fireman. Landlords learn about nuisance calls.

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 […]

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Are Landlords Obligated to Disclose Contaminated Property?

Hazardous Waste Clean-Up. Landlords may need to report toxins found in their units.

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 […]

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Utilities: Who’s Responsibility Is It? Landlord or Tenant?

Utility Bills - Who's Responsibility Is It? Landlord or Tenant?

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 […]

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Website Tells Who Died in A Home

Death in the Rental Unit

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 […]

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5 Steps in Choosing A Good Tenant

5 Steps in Choosing a Good Tenant

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 […]

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Key Aspects of the Housing Quality Standards for the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program

If you are interested in becoming a Section 8 landlord, we suggest you review our consolidated summary of the various aspects of the Housing Quality Standards for the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. Housing Quality Standards are categorized as Pass, Fail or Inconclusive. If a unit receives an “Inconclusive” or “Fail” in any area, then […]

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Answers From Landlords About What to Do When A Tenant Double Parks

Landlord has assigned parking spaces for tenant vehicles to park.

“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 […]

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