What Constitutes a Service Dog?

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As a landlord, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that you might receive an application from a renter who uses a service dog. Legally, it’s important for you to understand what a service dog is, what it does, and how it affects you under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing… Read more »

What to Do if Your Tenant is a Hoarder

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Landlords always hope they end up with the very best candidates from the tenant pool, but even with screening you can occasionally end up with a less-than-perfect tenant. There are many tenants who can cause issues on your property, but hoarders present a specific challenge. Though they’ve been sensationalized on network reality shows, cases of… Read more »

Renting to Section 8 Tenants

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Depending on your location, you may be considering renting your unit to Section 8 tenants. In some areas, you may be required to consider them. Either way, there are some important things to be aware of when accepting and reviewing Section 8 applications. First of all: what does Section 8 mean? The Section 8 Housing… Read more »