Do Your Tenants Have Long-Term Guests?

To protect yourself and your property, every adult living at your rental unit should sign a lease agreement to hold them legally responsible for rent payments and conditions of the lease.  Most standard leases stipulate that tenants are accountable for any guests’ behavior and are responsible for enforcing the property’s rules and regulations. But what…

Safety Checklist For Rental Properties

Rental property owners and managers are responsible for providing safe and healthy conditions for their tenants.  Rental property safety includes keeping tenants safe from physical harm from insecure or damaged structures, reducing the threat of criminal intruders that could harm or threaten your tenants, and providing a property that does not negatively affect a tenant’s…

New Rental Laws for Connecticut Effective for 2017

Connecticut has recently introduced new legislation regarding rental housing law in an attempt to regulate landlord behavior and protect renters, according to JD Supra. Rental laws involving security deposits, foreclosed leasehold interests, substitute housing, and the disposition of deceased tenant’s belongs have been signed by the governor and will become law October 1, 2017. New…

How Safe Are Your Tenants?

As a rental property owner or property manager you have the responsibility to provide a safe home to your tenants.  Property safety goes beyond the structural integrity of your rented home to include tenant safety through proper security systems. While it may be unnecessary to equip your rental properties with complete alarm systems or surveillance…

What To Do When Your Tenants Hate Each Other

You ran the background checks.  You approved credit scores and financial responsibility.  References have been verified and security deposit and rent checks have cleared. You’ve done everything possible to ensure your tenants will respect the property and pay rent on time. But even the best tenant screening can’t prevent conflicting lifestyles between your neighboring tenants,…