Tenancy

Tenancy issues arise when you have tenants on your property. You may have issues relating to a lease or questions on what lease form to use with your tenant. You may have questions about security deposits, pets, term of a lease, among many lease issues. When you invest in real estate, you may intentionally become a landlord and have tenant issues. But if you own a residential piece of property that you can’t sell, you may unwillingly become a landlord and have questions. And if you have are not a homeowner, you may have questions about renting a home or apartment. Ask your questions hear and read the answers to the many questions about landlords, tenants, leases, security deposits and nightmare tenants here.

Drug Activity in Rental Property: Report the Issue

Drug activity in rental property will affect the neighborhood. You need to report the issue. Tenant illegal activity can lead to eviction.  By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Q: If you are thinking of investing as part of a slumlord …

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How to Deal with Tenant Problems

When dealing with tenant problems, you should first review the lease document to determine if they have violated a lease term. Q: My parents own two apartments in the same building in San Antonio. I recently moved into one of …

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Problems to Consider with Tenant Family Members

A daughter rents out a condo to her mother. After the mortgage is paid off, the daughter needs to make sure she still gets the rent checks. Q: Earlier this week, a radio caller to your show asked about paying …

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Legal To Ask For Additional Security Deposit On Rented Home?

Depending on the terms of the lease, it may be possible for a landlord to ask for an additional security deposit on a rented home. If the landlord thinks you are a problem tenant, they might ask for an additional deposit to protect themselves. A long-term lease that includes security deposit terms can protect both sides.

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Landlord May Keep Deposit, Regardless Of Potential Renter’s Decision

If you give money to a landlord to hold a rental house for you, you risk losing that money, especially if you didn’t sign any documentation. The landlord is under no obligation to return the deposit put down on the house, even if there was a verbal agreement that the money was only to hold the house. To get the money back you may need to contact a real estate attorney.

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Landlord’s Tenant Moves Out Early, Refuses To Pay

A landlord asks what to do when his renter plans to skip out early. The landlord asks about putting a lien on the renter’s new home. The landlord might be better off suing his renter in small claims court.

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How To Find Good Tenants

A landlord owns a couple of rental properties and would like to purchase more but is concerned about finding good tenants. One good tip is to underprice your rental property to bring in more prospective tenants to choose from. The key is to bring in enough interest so that you can choose the best tenant for your rental property.

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Renters’ Rights: The Basics

Renters’ Rights: The Basics by Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart. Is it next to impossible to get the rent out of your roommate each month? Or is your …

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Landlord’s Right To Keep Deposits

A landlord says they are entitled to keep the deposit of a potential renter who doesn’t move into their rental home. He says the deposit is to hold the property, and a landlord could miss out on potential offers while expecting a renter with a deposit to move in. If a landlord intends to keep a deposit regardless of move in, it’s a good idea to make sure the renter knows that up front.

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Landlord Keeps Deposit On Apartment

A landlord does not return a deposit that was put on an apartment. A would-be renter should only make a deposit if there’s a clear statement from the landlord as to what will happen to the deposit if you don’t rent the apartment. Without this information up front, the landlord should not keep a deposit.

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