The Top 10 Tenant Red Flags to Watch For

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Everyone wants a tenant who pays their rent on time and is respectful of the rental property—but sometimes you might need to go through several applicants before you find the right fit. Although tenant screening is the best way to quickly eliminate problematic applicants, there are some red flags that can also help you avoid… Read more »

How to Help Support Tenants Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence

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Each year, approximately 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from domestic violence. According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control, this amounts to nearly 20 people per minute being physically abused by an intimate partner. When you consider that around 37% of households are renters, domestic abuse at one of your properties could… Read more »

Legal Tenants Vs. Occupants: What’s the Difference?

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Landlords Property Managers Contact TSCI Many landlords use the terms “tenant” and “occupant” interchangeably, but each has a different implication from a rental standpoint. So, what’s the difference, and how does it affect your business? Here’s an overview of how tenants and occupants are defined, as well as how to handle certain situations you may… Read more »

Tips for Making Your Rental Summer-Ready

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It’s common to see tips for “winterizing” your rental for the cold months, but summer maintenance is often overlooked. With warm weather on the way, now is an ideal time to check in on your properties to ensure everything is in perfect working order – especially if your rental is currently vacant. Typically, summer is… Read more »

Refresh Your Knowledge of Fair Housing Laws

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As a landlord or property manager, you’re likely familiar with the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (FHA). The FHA was created to ensure anyone searching for a place to live has a fair chance at finding one, without fear of discrimination based on their protected class. Although it wasn’t the first law of its kind… Read more »

Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Tours

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Social distancing is being encouraged throughout most of the country, which means a slow-down in lease signings and tour requests for many landlords and property managers. However, even if you’re not able to meet with prospective tenants in person, you can still show them around your property with a virtual tour. Virtual tours are often… Read more »

Considerations for Renting to Friends or Family

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As a landlord or property manager, you’re well-aware of how important it is to screen your tenants. This becomes more complicated when you’re considering renting to family or friends. When vetting a stranger, you can rely on the information from the screening to make your decision. Objectivity is more difficult when it comes to vetting… Read more »