Entries by Michael Hurley

Cover All Your Bases: 5 Lease Terms a Landlord Can’t Forget

Did you know that the number of people renting a home has increased to the highest it has been since the 1960s? The rental market is booming, and landlords are getting top dollar in many markets. Before you rent your property, you’ll want to make sure you have a solid lease drawn up. Any good lease agreement should protect both the landlord and the tenant. There are certain things that your lease must include to […]

How to Report Bad Landlords: A Guide for Tenants and Property Managers

Depending on who you ask, landlords are either contributing to the positive social fabric of a neighborhood or they are social parasites. While it’s not fair to demonize all landlords, many bad landlords have gotten away with crimes for decades without being held accountable. With the help of federal and local authorities, they are held responsible for problems at their properties. Here are the three best ways to report bad landlords. 1. Try Information or […]

How to Choose the Perfect Tenant for Your Rental Property

Are you looking for ways to ensure you find the right tenant for your new building? Renting is a great way to earn extra cash. However, you want to make sure your renter is trustworthy and dependable. This article will give you 5 tips on choosing the perfect tenant. 1. Post Your Property Online The first step in finding a good tenant is creating an online listing for your property. You need to make your […]

Unlocking the Mysterious Lease: Your Guide to Apartment Utilities

Given that more people rent their dwelling now than any other time in the last 50 years, landlords hold an immense power in the current economy. From added fees, taxes, to apartment utilities, landlords often attempt to pass their costs to their tenants to save money and increase profits. However, this isn’t always legal and often is unethical, especially if it deceives their tenants from paying what they assumed they would be paying. Here are […]

The Renters’ Rights All Tenants Should Know

Even though America is largely a country of homeowners, over 75 million households still live in rented homes. While homeownership offers many freedoms (like you can live with as many pets as the property can accommodate), renting comes with restrictions. But, when do these renter restrictions cross the line? Did you know that as a renter, you have rights entrenched in law? This article is all about renters’ rights. A decent understanding of these rights […]