Do You Need to Disclose a Previous Tenant’s Death?

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Most landlords are aware of the disclosures they have to make about lead paint or mold, but what about a death at a rental property? Depending on your state or municipal laws, you may be required to disclose whether there’s been a death on the premises. Failure to follow your state or local guidelines could… Read more »

How to Handle Early Lease Termination

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All landlords want tenant stability. Tenant turnover can be a cash-flow killer, not to mention time-consuming. That’s why finding the right tenant is so important! However, despite your best efforts, you may have tenants who want to break their lease or move out right before the term expires. Here’s a look at how to handle… Read more »

Is It Legal to Discriminate Based on Zodiac Signs?

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Astrology has become increasingly popular over the last few years, especially among young people. This might not seem relevant to the rental housing industry, but zodiac discrimination has become more common than one might think. The question is, is it legal? Zodiac discrimination first became publicized a couple of years ago, when a New York… Read more »

Are Eviction Moratoriums Becoming the New Normal?

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The Federal eviction moratorium officially ended on August 26, after a 6-3 vote by the Supreme Court ruling that the CDC’s order exceeded the agency’s authority. In response, the White House encouraged governors and mayors to issue their own state and local eviction moratoriums to help protect struggling renters. Top Biden officials stated, “Our bottom… Read more »