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The 5 Most Common Tenant Complaints

Managing a property is sometimes a difficult task. Problems crop up on a regular basis which managers must tactfully handle to the satisfaction of tenants who have widely different tastes, …

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5 Valid Reasons to Evict a Tenant

While no one can deny that being evicted can be a life-changing event for renters, the process is no day at the beach for property owners either. In fact, it …

9 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Rental Property

Homeowners will spend months beautifying their houses for sale, but for some reason, that attention to detail doesn’t translate to rental properties. I’ve heard horror stories from tenants who have looked at rental properties where the counters were covered with dirt and no one had even bothered to mop the floors! If you want to attract desirable tenants, however, here are nine inexpensive ways to spruce up your rental property.

Landlord Rights

The landlord’s most basic right, as detailed in the lease or rental agreement is to collect rent. Depending on the nature of the rental, rent may be due once a month, twice a month or every week. The landlord and tenant will agree on how and when the rent is paid. Some landlords only take checks or money orders and others use bank deposits or even online payment systems. If a tenant fails to pay rent on time, it’s within the landlord’s rights to take action that could eventually lead to eviction.