Entries by Michael Hurley

The Dos and Don’ts of Evicting a Tenant Every Property Manager Needs to Know

Property owners nationwide filed four eviction notices every minute throughout 2016. In all, 2.3 million Americans got evicted. Unfortunately, evicting a tenant is sometimes necessary. Are you prepared to handle an eviction if a tenant refuses to pay rent? Keep reading to learn what every property manager needs to know about evictions. Evicting a Tenant 101 Choosing the perfect tenant through screening measures will prevent many evictions. Even so, you’re likely to have to evict […]

Know Your Tenant: Tips on How to Run a Credit Check and Properly Screen Renters

The key to having success as a landlord (aside from investing in the right properties) is renting to the right tenants.  Rental profit margins are thin to begin with. If you rent to the wrong person and end up chasing down rent, going through an eviction, or repairing excessive property damage, that profit can get eaten up very quickly.  Before you hand the keys over, take the necessary steps to vet your prospective tenants. Aside […]