Assessing Whether Tenant Threats Qualify For Eviction
One reason a landlord can serve a Notice to Quit for Substantial Violation is when a tenant’s conduct “endangers the person of another”. The short definition of a substantial violation is any act that occurs on or near the property and endangers either a person or property. Endangerment does not necessarily require actual physical harm. The … Assessing Whether Tenant Threats Qualify For Eviction
Collecting Money After You Take Over
After running a property for several years, it’s easy to know if a tenant owes you money. However, often the situation is not as clear when you take over a property. You aren’t familiar with the prior management company or owner’s lease documents, so this may result in incorrect SODAs, overcharges and other problems. In addition, if … Collecting Money After You Take Over
Service Animal Behavior
Just because the tenant is disabled and is housing a service animal does not necessarily excuse the animal from abiding by normal behavioral rules. There may be situations where the tenant’s disability prevents the tenant from causing the dog to behave well (a blind tenant cannot pick up after the dog – a deaf tenant may … Service Animal Behavior
Accepting Section 8 Tenants
Landlords are not legally obligated to accept tenants with section 8 vouchers. While the vouchers represent a guaranteed stream of income, there are a number of negative aspects to being in the program. Some of the notable negative aspects include a limitation on the amount of rent that can be charged, no governmental promise that … Accepting Section 8 Tenants
Entry After a Tenant Death
After a tenant death, a landlord can only let authorized persons into the deceased tenant’s unit. If the landlord allows unauthorized persons to enter, the landlord is potentiallyliable for missing property. Proper authorization includes Letters Testamentary, a Small Estate Affidavit, a Power of Attorney, or the tenant’s lease identifies the person as an emergency contact (an … Entry After a Tenant Death
Don’t Limit Your Options-Promptly Evaluate And Respond To Tenant Security Deposit Demand Letters
Under Colorado landlord tenant law, the landlord has to account for a tenant’s security deposit when the tenant moves out. In apartment world, landlord’s accounting is commonly referred to as a SODA (statement of deposit account). If the tenant disagrees, a tenant has a right to dispute landlord’s SODA and sue the landlord for three times … Don’t Limit Your Options-Promptly Evaluate And Respond To Tenant Security Deposit Demand Letters
Photocopy of Military Identification Cards Is A No-No!
Federal regulations prohibit non-medical commercial establishments (which includes landlords) from photocopying military identification cards. The regulations are found in Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 33, Section 701 in the Federal Registry. The purpose of the regulation is to prevent the forgery of military identification cards. Some properties require the copying a photo ID for tenants and … Photocopy of Military Identification Cards Is A No-No!
Eviction Confusion Can Cost Time & Money
Evictions are not always cut and dry. Almost every eviction has to be supported by either a contractual or statutory notices. Unfortunately, failure to analyze when and what type of notice needs to be served can cost you time and money. For example, if you are required to give a thirty-day notice, serving a defective notice will cost you an … Eviction Confusion Can Cost Time & Money
Being Nice Can Cost You Money
Trying to be a nice person AND a landlord is not always the best policy. A problem normally arises when the nice person part of you convinces the landlord part of you to give a tenant a break and not collect late fees or eviction attorney fees when the tenant comes in to deliver their … Being Nice Can Cost You Money
Who Let The Dogs Out?
(Handling Assistance Animal Requests In An HOA) Some communities have covenants or other rules that ban all pets or certain types of animals, breeds, or animals over a certain weight. Yet, many disabled homeowners or residents ask for exceptions to such covenants, rules, or policies, stating that they need an animal, not as a pet, … Who Let The Dogs Out?