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Landlords in Alabama Must Disclose Full Name to Tenants

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  Alabama   Legal   

Maybe your family has purchased a second home, or you have some extra property you want to rent out within the state of Alabama. Before you do so, there are some guidelines you should know about the tenants that will be staying in your rental property.

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Guide to Owning Rental Property in Alaska

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  Alaska   Legal   

So you have a property within the state of Alaska that you want to rent out. Be it extra room in your home or a separate property such as a single-family home, condo, apartment, or other separate property there are some guidelines that you need to know.

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Landlord-Tenant Overview for the State of Arizona

  • Sunday, July 30, 2017
  Arizona   Legal   

Laws and regulations are created to help society be a safer and more fair place. And when it comes to Arizona Tenant-Landlord Laws, this is especially true. We have researched the regulations and outlined what every Arizona Landlord should know.

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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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How to Evict a Tenant for New Mexico Landlords

  • Monday, February 20, 2017
  General   Legal   New Mexico   Eviction Guide   

Evicting a tenant from a rental property in New Mexico requires a court order. Usually, the eviction is handled by the local Magistrate Court. In the State of New Mexico, the most common type of landlord-tenant cases are evictions

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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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Landlords in Georgia – Follow These Eviction Procedures

  • Monday, February 13, 2017
  General   Legal   Georgia   Eviction Guide   

Eviction procedures in Georgia give tenants ample time to comply with the terms of a rental agreement before the eviction process can even start.

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Tenants Not Paying the Rent in New Jersey?

  • Monday, February 6, 2017
  General   Legal   New Jersey   Eviction Guide   

If you're new to renting homes in New Jersey, one thing you'll discover is you'll always experience at least a few tenants who can't (or won't) pay their 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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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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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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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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Delaware Landlords Require Grounds for Eviction

  • Monday, July 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Delaware   Eviction Guide   

It is not often that a landlord wants to evict one of their tenants, but there are situations where doing so is the only thing that can be done. While some eviction procedures are similar from state to state, there are some differences in how landlords are required to handle it.

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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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Indiana Code for Evicting Tenants

  • Saturday, July 9, 2016
  General   Legal   Indiana   Eviction Guide   

Eviction, the removal of a tenant from rental property, involves a series of steps that must be complied with if a landlord is to stay within the letter of the law. Regardless of the state, eviction falls under the Due Process provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

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When Iowa Renters Stop Paying the Rent – For Landlords

  • Saturday, June 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Iowa   Eviction Guide   

Evicting a tenant is never easy, and having to evict one for not paying their rent can be especially hard if you know why they are not able to pay it. From one state to another, the laws are fairly clear about what can be done and Iowa is no exception to that rule.

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Kentucky Landlords Must Follow URLTA to Evict Tenants

  • Thursday, June 9, 2016
  General   Legal   Kentucky   Eviction Guide   

Eviction is one of the more troubling aspects of rental property management. Evictions occur when a tenant has violated lease agreement requirements. Most often this involves the failure to pay the rent. It can also involve other violations of rental agreements.

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We're Not in Kansas Anymore Says the Evicted Tenant!

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Kansas   Eviction Guide   

Every landlord has experienced those tenants that they just realize aren't going to work out. While they may be a small percentage of tenants, there are enough of them to give the job of being a landlord the rap of being a job that is nothing but a headache.

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Evicting a Tenant in Massachusetts with a Notice to Quit

  • Monday, May 9, 2016
  General   Legal   Massachusetts   Eviction Guide   

Massachusetts law allows a landlord to evict a tenant for not paying rent. If a tenant fails to pay the rent by the required date (usually the first of the month, unless the lease says otherwise) and you decide that seeking an eviction is the best option, there are a series of steps you must take.

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Evicting Your Tenant in Maine Requires a Seven-Day Notice

  • Monday, April 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Maine   Eviction Guide   

Evicting a tenant sometimes happens. For landlords in Maine, following the law carefully will help avoid a tenant's lawsuit for wrongful eviction. To start, the rental agreement spells out how a tenant can be evicted if necessary.

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Tips to Handle Trouble Tenants in Missouri

  • Saturday, April 9, 2016
  General   Legal   Missouri   Eviction Guide   

Eviction laws differ according to state and sometimes even by county. In Missouri, the eviction process is covered by Chapter 535 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

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Ridding Yourself of a Bad Tenant in Maryland

  • Friday, March 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Maryland   Eviction Guide   

So the tenant renting your Maryland rental property has once again let another month go by without paying you a cent, or your tenant only gave you a small fraction of what they owe. You may have found them having their family members living there full time without you even knowing about it.

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Your Go To Guide for Evicting a Tenant in Montana

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  General   Legal   Montana   Eviction Guide   

Are you a landlord in Montana being faced with evicting a tenant or breaking your lease agreement? Do you feel like you're lost in the online content telling you the correct route to take? In Montana, like all other States, the Landlord and the Tenant both have rights.

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Evicting a Tenant in Minnesota

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Minnesota   Eviction Guide   

While no landlord wants to evict their tenant, sometimes you aren't faced with a choice, and you have to do what is best for your business. Minnesota has several laws in place to protect both you and your tenant, and to prevent long delays or added costs, it's important to follow the laws to the letter.

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Specific Eviction Rules for Problem Tenants in Nebraska

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
  General   Legal   Nebraska   Eviction Guide   

Sometimes tenants just will not live up to the lease agreement. When that happens in Nebraska, the landlord should take action to evict the tenant.

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New Hampshire Landlord Guidelines for Tenant Evictions

  • Saturday, January 9, 2016
  General   Legal   New Hampshire   Eviction Guide   

Getting rid of a tenant in New Hampshire is not as simple as telling the person to leave. As the New Hampshire Legal Aid organization says, "Most tenants in New Hampshire aren’t required to leave their homes on just the landlord’s say-so. Most tenants are entitled to a hearing where they get a chance to defend themselves before a judge.

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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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