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Evicting a Tenant in DC: A Small Landlord's Quick Guide to the Facts

  • Monday, May 15, 2017
  General   Legal   District of Columbia   

When it comes to eviction laws nationwide, you'll frequently see small differences among most states. Throughout most of the country, you'll see a steady law pattern of eviction notices coming first, followed by court orders for full eviction.

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Evicting a Tenant in Idaho: A Quick Guide for Landlords to Avoid Lawsuits

  • Friday, May 12, 2017
  General   Legal   Idaho   

If you own rental property in different states, you've obviously had to stay on top of any eviction laws that sometimes change. While all states have individual legal grounds for evictions, some are roughly the same. A few states in the NW region of the U.S. are fairly similar.

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Evicting a Tenant in Washington: A Quick Guide for Landlords to Save Time

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  General   Legal   Washington   

Perhaps you've just started a new career as a landlord in Washington State and have your first reliable tenants in your rental unit. Recently, you've maybe run across one bad tenant who isn't paying their rent on time, or at all. If you see it's going to become a recurring problem, what legal rights do you have toward eviction?

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Evicting a Tenant in Oregon: A Quick Guide for Landlords to Properly Follow the Law

  • Monday, May 8, 2017
  General   Legal   Oregon   

Your Oregon-based career as a landlord or property manager has likely had its share of problem tenants, but you've maybe never evicted anyone before. While you never want this to happen, it's perhaps necessary now. You may think you have all the legal ammunition necessary to evict a problematic tenant.

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Evicting a Tenant in Alaska: A Landlord's Quick Guide to Legal Grounds

  • Friday, February 17, 2017
  General   Legal   Alaska   

Living in Alaska may seem laid back, though renting property in the region can bring just as many troubles as other states. Evicting a tenant in Alaska isn't always about just not paying rent.

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Evicting a Tenant in Nevada: A Quick Guide for Landlords About Two Important Notices

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017
  General   Legal   Nevada   

If you've purchased rentals in Nevada, you know there's a lot more there than just Las Vegas. Even if you have tenants living in other Nevadan cities, or in desert outskirts, problem tenants are always a possibility.

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Evicting a Tenant in North Carolina: A Quick Guide for Landlords to Save Time

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017
  General   Legal   North Carolina   

As a landlord, it is important to make sure that you comply with state legalities and procedures when it comes to evicting a tenant. If you go about the eviction process incorrectly, you might set yourself up for trouble.

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Evicting a Tenant in New York: A Quick Guide for Landlords About Notices and Other Legalities

  • Monday, January 16, 2017
  General   Legal   New York   

To expand your rental properties, you've perhaps decided to invest on the East Coast, particularly New York. While you shouldn't have an issue finding renters in New York, or New York City, it's inevitable you'll run into troublesome tenants eventually.

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Do you need an LLC for a Rental Property? No, but Yes!

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  General   Tips   Legal   

So, do you need and LLC for a Rental Property? The short answer is no. As with most financial questions, though, the short answer is never adequate.

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Evicting a Tenant in Virginia: What You Need to Know

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  General   Legal   Virginia   

As a Virginia landlord, there are various reasons why you may want to evict tenant from your property. The most important thing to consider in this case is the law in Virginia that controls tenant evictions so you can adhere to the same.

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Rent Payment Late Fees by State: Know thy Law

  • Friday, November 4, 2016
  General   Tips   Legal   

You and your tenant agreed upon terms set forth in a rental or lease agreement. So what do you do if the tenant is late paying rent?

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Tenant Screening: A Legal Overview

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  General   Legal   Tenant Screening   FCRA   Fair Housing Act   Contributing Editorial   

While it is important to screen your tenants carefully to avoid mishaps and uncomfortable circumstances, you also have to be careful not to break any discrimination laws when conducting your search for the perfect renter.

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Why You Need a State-Specific Residential Lease Agreement

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
  General   Legal   

Your residential lease agreement is the most important document relating to your rental property business. This is the document on which everything else hinges.

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Tips for Avoiding Evictions

  • Friday, May 30, 2014
  General   Tips   Legal   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

As a landlord, you likely hope that you never have to evict a tenant. Yet, that is the nature of the business and there may well come a time when it becomes necessary to do so.

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Avoiding Legal Risk with Your Lease

  • Friday, May 16, 2014
  General   Tips   Legal   

Are you giving enough thought to your leases and the other legal documents used in your property rental business? If not, you could be putting your business at risk.

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Should You Collect Rental Application Fees?

  • Friday, September 27, 2013
  General   Legal   Tips   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

Collecting rents is an important function as a landlord, but that process does not begin on the due date. It actually begins on the day that your tenant completes a rental application.

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Common Sense Tips to Rejecting a Rental Application

  • Friday, September 13, 2013
  General   Legal   Paperwork & Forms   Tenant Screening   

When you are in the business of renting properties, there naturally comes a time when you must reject an applicant. There can be a number of reasons why you might reject a rental application.

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