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Posted on Nov 22, 2017 After accepting a tenant for a vacant apartment, you move to decline all other applicants. However, if your tenant wants to break your lease before moving in, what happens to your vacant unit? Find out how to move forward in this unpleasant situation to protect your interests and recover quickly. What if…

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After years of hearing landlords complain about losing money from lost rent, damages, evictions, and legal fees, AAOA introduced RentGuard to provide coverage for these common worst case scenarios. As of last month a RentGuard Analyzer is included in every tenant screening package to determine whether your tenant qualifies for RentGuard protection. If they qualify…

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Turnover is when one tenant of a rental property moves out and the next one moves in, sometimes with time in between. Whether you own one rental or a thousand, A-class or D-class properties, one thing that all rental real estate has in common is turnover. Most, if not all, rental owners will agree turnover…

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When giving an apartment walk-through with a prospective resident, it is important that you have all your bases covered. This will make it easier for you as you move toward signing a lease, and it will also encourage your resident to choose your place over others. In order to ensure the best walkthrough success, check…

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In honor of Thanksgiving, this month MHN and Kinsley Associates partnered to find out what residents are most thankful for in their communities. “The maintenance technician was very nice and worked quickly. He was also kind to my kids, even though they kept asking him questions and wanted to watch him. He handled it graciously,…

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Posted on Nov 17, 2017 Section 8, the income voucher housing program, offers a steady stream of renters for your vacant units. If you’ve never rented to Section 8 tenants, you may have questions about how it works, or even why you should consider renting to Section 8 tenants. Get the facts here to make the…

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Question: I’ve been looking for a tenant for months and I finally found someone with a reliable income, good references, and no criminal history. However, her credit score is not so great and she has one eviction. She says it’s because she went through a divorce. Should I believe her and accept her as a…

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Question: I am the President of a large condominium association, and most of our owners pay their condominium fees each and every month on time. However, one owner is refusing to pay the condominium fee, claiming the association is not performing certain functions properly, and the owner is attempting to offset the fee as leverage…

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Any experienced landlord will tell you that being a landlord does not always result in a guaranteed profit. For reasons outside of your control, tenants may end up owing you rent, breaking their lease early, or leaving expensive damages. In many cases, one or two month’s rent as a security deposit is not enough to…

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Question: I’ve had the worst luck with tenants! I only own four rental properties, but I’ve gone through two evictions in three years! Altogether these evictions have cost me around $9,000 and that’s not to mention all the priceless time, energy, and stress it caused me. In both cases, they stopped paying rent completely and…

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