Should Property-Trashing Tenants be Charged?

A landlord recently wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper, complaining that tenants had trashed her rental property. They left food and garbage everywhere, along with a garage full of old TVs, mattresses and appliances for the landlord to dispose of. She...

Confidentiality: It’s a Landlord’s Responsibility

Landlords need to collect confidential information from their tenants in order to determine whether or not they qualify for a lease. A tenant’s employer, bank account numbers, credit history, social security number and previous addresses are all valuable to identity...

When to Issue a “Cure or Quit” Notice to Tenants

Cure or Quit Notices serve to inform tenants of a serious failure in the landlord/tenant relationship. Usually, the tenant has broken a significant term of his lease. Landlords issue Care or Quit Notices for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the more common Care...