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Volunteer State Evictions – A Quick Guide for Tennessean Landlords

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017
  General   Legal   Tennessee   Eviction Guide   

Evicting a tenant is one of those parts of managing a property that no one enjoys. As a Volunteer, you should know the ground rules in your State. VerticalRent has done the research and compiled the guidelines for you.

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How to Painlessly Evict a Tenant in Pennsylvania

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  General   Legal   Pennsylvania   Eviction Guide   

So, you found yourself a dud? You screened the applicant: credit check passed, criminal check passed, no eviction history, and superb landlord references – yet still the renter stops paying.

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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   Eviction Guide   

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   Eviction Guide   

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   Eviction Guide   

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   Eviction Guide   

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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How to Evict a Tenant in Ohio: A Quick Guide for Landlords

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  General   Legal   Ohio   Eviction Guide   

Ohio law protects both landlords and tenants under Ohio Revised Code 1923. If you choose to evict a tenant, therefore, you should make sure you comply with State Code, and with your local municipal code. Municipal codes do not conflict with state law, but they can add to them.

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Guidelines for Evicting Tenants for West Virginian Landlords

  • Monday, April 3, 2017
  General   Legal   West Virginia   Eviction Guide   

It is crucial for landlords to go about evicting tenants as defined by the laws and regulations of their state. As a landlord in West Virginia – the law governs what you can and cannot do when it comes to evicting a tenant. A good apple and can turn a bad apple for a myriad of reasons.

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Evicting a Tenant in Wyoming: A Quick Guide for Landlords Dealing With Problem Tenants

  • Monday, March 27, 2017
  General   Legal   Wyoming   Eviction Guide   

If you've expanded your rental investments into the great state of Wyoming, you may expect most of your renters to live up to your agreement. As maybe a first-time real estate investor, you should know you're likely to encounter at least one bad tenant in your career.

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How to Evict a Tenant in North Dakota

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  General   Legal   North Dakota   Eviction Guide   

Eviction proceedings are an unpleasant but necessary part of being a landlord. Even if your tenant has not paid rent or otherwise violated their lease, it is important to follow the proper channels.

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A Quick Guide to Evictions in Arkansas

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  General   Legal   Arkansas   Eviction Guide   

No landlord ever wants to go through the long and arduous eviction process, but sometimes it becomes necessary to take action if a tenant is violating the terms of the lease agreement, whether by refusing to pay rent or by causing serious damage to the property.

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A Quick Guide to Evicting a Tenant in Vermont

  • Monday, March 20, 2017
  General   Legal   Vermont   Eviction Guide   

The most common reason for evictions in Vermont is non-payment of rent. However, if a landlord does not follow the proper legal framework for evicting a tenant, they set themselves up for costly, time-consuming trouble.

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Evicting a Tenant in Arizona: A Landlord's Quick Guide for the Proper Timing

  • Monday, March 13, 2017
  General   Legal   Arizona   Eviction Guide   

Arizona is a great state to own property, though it's no different from any other state when it comes to troublesome renters. You're always going to find a renter in Arizona who either can't or won't pay their rent.

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Evicting a Tenant in Colorado: A Small Landlord's Quick Guide to Avoid Legal Pitfalls

  • Monday, March 6, 2017
  General   Legal   Colorado   Eviction Guide   

We all know Colorado has become an independent state when it comes to some things (like marijuana laws), but it gives no excuse for independence on rent rules. While most of your renters in Colorado are likely good, you may encounter one or two problem tenants.

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Florida Eviction Notice: A Landlord's Quick Guide on Three-Day Notices

  • Monday, February 27, 2017
  General   Legal   Florida   Eviction Guide   

While you may cater to wealthier renter clientele in Florida, it doesn't mean they'll always live within your agreement guidelines. Evicting a tenant in Florida needs careful application of the laws.

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How to Evict a Tenant in Mississippi

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017
  General   Legal   Mississippi   Eviction Guide   

As with many other States, Mississippi has two primary reasons for why a tenant could be evicted from a rental property – you guessed it, nonpayment of rent or violations of the lease agreement.

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5 Reasons to Evict a Tenant in Illinois

  • Monday, February 20, 2017
  General   Legal   Illinois   Eviction Guide   

Has your tenant missed rent several times? Has your tenant damaged the rental property upon inspection? Have complaints been filed about one of your tenants and you’ve just had enough? Before you start the eviction process or call the police to have the tenant removed from the property, there are some laws and some procedures you should know and follow.

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

  • Friday, February 17, 2017
  General   Legal   Alaska   Eviction Guide   

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   Eviction Guide   

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   Eviction Guide   

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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How to Evict a Tenant in Connecticut

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017
  General   Legal   Connecticut   Eviction Guide   

Evicting a Tenant in Connecticut takes time and is complex. Based on our research, it’s more complex and lengthy than most other States and involves a Marshall. Landlords must follow different steps, according to the perceived rental violation.

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5 Things to Understand About Evicting a Tenant in Louisiana

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
  General   Legal   Louisiana   Eviction Guide   

No landlord looks forward to evicting a tenant. Why would you? That leaves you with an open unit, which means no rent being collected. However, sometimes circumstances arise that make eviction for a particular tenant necessary.

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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   Eviction Guide   

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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How to Evict a Tenant in Alabama

  • Friday, December 23, 2016
  General   Legal   Alabama   Eviction Guide   

Alabama's landlord and tenant laws provide certain rights to both parties. Small, or private, landlords should know both their rights and the tenant's rights before they lease or rent out a property so, should it be necessary to evict a tenant, you will have the law with you.

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Evicting a Tenant in Michigan - Guidelines to Follow

  • Sunday, December 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Michigan   Eviction Guide   

The grounds for eviction of tenants remain the same in many states, however, in Michigan, owners are not allowed to evict tenants without a court order, irrespective of the reasons, apart from a tenant who got into the property illegally.

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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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How to Evict a Tenant in South Carolina

  • Friday, November 25, 2016
  General   Legal   South Carolina   Eviction Guide   

Did you know that South Carolina Legal Code 27 - 40 covers tenant eviction and the eviction process? This guide outlines the causes and the steps landlords should know before they begin the eviction process.

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5 Key Elements to Evicting a Tenant in Oklahoma

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
  General   Legal   Oklahoma   Eviction Guide   

The most common cause for eviction in Oklahoma is non-payment of rent. However, it is crucial that landlords follow the proper legal framework when it comes to evicting a tenant.

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Evicting a Tenant in Virginia: What You Need to Know

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  General   Legal   Virginia   Eviction Guide   

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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3 Considerations to Evicting a Tenant in Rhode Island

  • Sunday, October 16, 2016
  General   Legal   Rhode Island   Eviction Guide   

The state of Rhode Island allows landlords to evict a tenant due to non-payment of rent. However, the landlord must abide by the legal framework regarding evictions to avoid further problems and complications.

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Three-Day Notice Guidelines for Landlords in South Dakota

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
  General   Legal   South Dakota   Eviction Guide   

Non-payment of rent is the most common cause for eviction in South Dakota. However, there are regulations a landlord must follow for an eviction to be legal and valid.

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A Guide for Landlords After Broken Rental Agreements

  • Sunday, August 14, 2016
  General   Legal   Texas   Eviction Guide   

While the claim everything is bigger in Texas is arguably true, the chances for problem rental tenants is about the same as any other state. No matter where you own rental property, you're going to encounter at least some tenants who openly defies your rental agreement.

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Evicting a Tenant in Utah: A Landlord's Guide for Evictions

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  General   Legal   Utah   Eviction Guide   

Utah is usually known as the "Beehive State", and that's perhaps an apt metaphor for dealing with problem tenants. As someone who owns and rents property in Utah, you may have tenants stinging you with major rental violations.

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How to Make Evictions Valid in Wisconsin

  • Friday, June 12, 2015
  General   Legal   Wisconsin   Eviction Guide   

Wisconsin landlords are allowed by the state to evict tenants who fail to pay rent on time. However, it is vital that landlords follow the proper legal framework to make evictions valid and avoid further complications.

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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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