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Renters Insurance: Why It Isn’t Too Much to Ask

As the number of renters in America has increased in recent years, so has the number of people buying renters insurance. According to a 2016 Insurance Information Institute poll, 41 percent of renters said they have insurance – a small number compared to the 95 percent of homeowners who have homeowners insurance, but a notable increase from 29 percent of renters in 2011. Renters insurance is on the riseRead more
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Tenant’s Furniture Left Behind After Move Out – Whose is it?

Tenants are prone to leaving things behind during a move out. More often than not, it’ll be little more than trash and used cleaning supplies, but what is to be done when there’s furniture left behind? If you have new tenants moving in, clearing out the property quickly and entirely is one of your top priorities. How you should handle these items – from furniture to a pile ofRead more
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Paint by Renters: 5 Easy Steps to Smartly Let Your Renters Paint

It’s a familiar situation. You hire professional painters, get the whole interior a crisp, clean, incredible white, and some lucky tenants are swept off their feet just enough to bite. Surely it was the immaculate floor to ceiling coverage of that Sherwin Williams SW7028 that sold them. But then, about a month into their stay, you get a call. It's your tenants. They want to make some changes. ShouldRead more
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Who Should Be the Exterminator: Tenant or Landlord?

After we finished making our first meal in our newly renovated apartment, my girlfriend and I assumed our favorite positions on the couch and began watching the newest episode of Game of Thrones. We both were locked into the season finale when out of the corner of my eye I saw a flying black object approaching the TV. To my surprise this was not one of Khaleesi’s baby dragons,Read more
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How to Handle Long-Term Guests

As a landlord, finding out that someone has been living on your property unbeknownst to you is far from good news. Long-term guests aren’t bound by the terms and conditions of the lease, so having them reside with your actual tenants is a problem waiting to happen. If you’ve found yourself wondering why the office has suddenly been changed to a makeshift bedroom or the couch in the livingRead more

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