Archive for June 2017

Vacant Unit Plus Cash Strapped Owner

You have a vacancy; no rent is coming in and you just looked at your checking account and hmmmm seems to be a vacancy there too. Keep in mind that quality properties attract quality tenants. Right now, at the very least, make sure the unit is freshly painted in a neutral color and take the…

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Criminal Background Checks: Tread Carefully

Yes you can run a criminal background check on rental applicants but be very careful how you use the information as it’s very easy to violate fair housing laws. If you are going to run criminal background checks you must disclose that on your application and you must run the check on every applicant. If…

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Sleep Tight and Don’t Let…

…the bedbugs bite. We all know that creepy childhood ditty but bedbugs are no longer a problem from the past that we read about in Dickensian novels but a current reality due to the banning of DDT and other pesticides that kept them in check If you own rental property, especially multi unit property you…

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