Tenants

Faucet

What the Kitchen Faucet Taught Me About How to Keep Great Tenants

What the kitchen faucet taught me about how to keep great tenants By John Triplett, NationalREIA That late-night maintenance call I got a call last night from Jake – We will call him Jake for purposes of this blog – who handles the majority of the maintenance on my rental properties. My property manager usually just asks Jake to call me when a tenant reports a problem that involves a repair. I often cringe when Jake calls because I know there is always a cost…

Lease Agreement

What Is A No Fault Eviction?

The term “No Fault Eviction” has become a rather hot term in the headlines lately. Teachers in San Francisco want protection from them. Across the Country in Boston tenant groups are asking the city to stop landlords from using them. But what is a “No Fault Eviction?” How do they work? And why are people suddenly getting so upset about them? A so called “No Fault Eviction” is an eviction where the tenant is evicted through no fault of their own. They paid their rent…

Landlord Law

Welcome To Arkansas

The Best (or Worst) Landlord Laws?

I have always said that smarter landlords have to be very familiar with their state and local landlord laws as they can vary widely from place to place. As an example, check out this article about the landlord laws in Arkansas. It is amazing that someplace just over five miles away can be so radically different from what we deal with here in Tennessee. Give it a read. I think some of you in more restrictive parts of the country will be fascinated.   Rent…

Lease Agreement

What Is A No Fault Eviction?

The term “No Fault Eviction” has become a rather hot term in the headlines lately. Teachers in San Francisco want protection from them. Across the Country in Boston tenant groups are asking the city to stop landlords from using them. But what is a “No Fault Eviction?” How do they work? And why are people suddenly getting so upset about them? A so called “No Fault Eviction” is an eviction where the tenant is evicted through no fault of their own. They paid their rent…

Jail

Do You Now Have To Rent To Felons?

HUD recently announced some new guidelines that have been causing quite a stir in the landlording world.   You might think the stir was all caused by the catchy title, “Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate Related Transactions.”  Instead the stir was caused by the misconception that HUD was telling landlords they could no longer discriminate against those with felony convictions. That those with murder, rape or child pornography convictions could no…

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