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Solving Tenant and Landlord Issues

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Since all people have their own opinions, there will always be disagreements.  Because we are unique, no two of us think alike.  In the world of renting, this can cause problems.  In a world filled with introverts and extroverts, issues always arise.  These issues need to be resolved in a civilized manner.  In the world […] read more

Know Your Tenant Rights

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Statistics show that people who rent are generally singles 29 to 35 years of age. This figure does not reflect the number of low income families that pay rent. Considering the rising cost of rent in the United States, we see that a greater number of Americans have decided to rent rather than buy. Data […] read more

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Defining Normal Wear and Tear on a Rental Property

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A rental property is a great investment, and can be a good source of income. As a landlord you can expect some signs of wear and tear. However, it is important to distinguish this normal wear and tear from considerable damage, which will need repairs. In cases of actual damage, the security deposit paid by […] read more

Notice Requirements for Landlords Entering Rented Property – By State

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Below are the notice requirements for the amount of notice landlords must give tenants before they enter a rented property (in non-emergency situations). For more details, see your state’s landlord-tenant statutes. Source – Nolo.com State – Amount of Notice Required Alabama – Two days Alaska – 24 hours Arizona – Two days Arkansas – No […] read more

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Security Deposit Return Laws: Landlord Deadlines By State

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There are laws on security deposit return, particularly on the amount of time a landlord has to return a tenant’s security deposit after vacating a property. For details on your state’s specific procedures for returning security deposits, see your state’s landlord-tenant statutes. Source: Nolo.com read more

Tenant Security Deposit Cleaning Fees: What Can Your Landlord Legally Deduct?

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Typically, landlords may charge tenants a rental deposit for any cleaning or repairs necessary to restore the rental unit to its condition at the beginning of the tenancy. Landlords may not, however, use the tenant’s security deposit to cover the costs of ordinary wear and tear. Here are examples of wear and tear versus damage […] read more

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Facing Housing Discrimination Due to Sexual Orientation? Here’s What You Can Do

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A landlord’s main concerns should be prompt rent payment and the condition of their rental property, not the sexual orientation of their tenant. Unfortunately, housing discrimination is a reality in some cases. An abundance of information found in this article is available on a resourceful legal site called NOLO Law for All site. Rent Denial […] read more

Rental Security Deposit Limits by State

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This chart shows the rental security deposit limit landlords can charge in each state. “No statutory limit” means that the state does not specify the amount landlords can charge. For specific laws in your state, see your state’s landlord-tenant statutes. Source: Nolo.com read more

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What Cleaning and Repair Charges Can a Landlord Deduct from Your Security Deposit?

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Security deposits are used to cover excessive damage done by a renter. They’re kept as a means if insurance, so the renter can’t leave the rental property without paying for damages. To Protect Against Damages Exceeding Expected Wear and Tear Normal wear and tear of the property is anticipated by every landlord, but reckless damage […] read more

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