9 Common Landlord Issues
Making a living with rental properties is a very lucrative business. Flexible schedules, meeting new people, choosing the people you work with, having your mortgage paid off with rent. However, because this is an enterprise that requires you to work with people, I am certain you are probably wary of being bogged down by a bad tenant and you will face landlord issues. With a wide variety of unscrupulous characters out there who strive to take advantage of the law, and sue their landlords over the most unfair of issues, this should help you learn how to protect yourself before any such mishaps take place.
Disputes between landlords and tenants are common. One party often tries to take advantage of the other, not realizing that there are laws in place to protect both landlords and tenants alike. As a landlord, you are well aware of the variety of problems that can crop up in your line of business. However, being aware of the law and having an experienced lawyer back you up can alleviate the nuisance that such tenants cause. In my experience, even a firmly worded letter from an attorney can make a huge difference.
Common Issues Landlords Face
Most landlords perform checks on applicants before going ahead and presenting them with a lease. This is something that I encourage all landlords to do. Background checks and credit checks are vital to getting to know your tenant before you allow them to establish residence on your property. However, these screenings are not fool-proof, and you may still find yourself stuck with a tenant who seems like they just stepped of World’s Worst Tenants.
However, before you despair, remember that you are not alone, and that land-lord-tenant law exists to protect landlords from such people. Common issues that landlords should be wary of because of their propensity to escalate into bigger issues are:
- right to enter apartment
- failure to pay rent
- disorderly conduct
- property damages
- late rent payments
- lease violations
- notices to quit and notices to cease orders
- eviction for non-payment
- loud music and other noise
If you are worried about having tenants that will give you issues, contact a highly experienced landlord/ tenant attorney Freeman Law Center, LLC who will protect your rights.