Posts tagged with "Security Deposit"

The 10 Essential Rules Every Lease Agreement Should Cover

By: Matt Faustman

9423763880_16d2ec4d79Across the nation, and due to the housing and unemployment crisis of the past decade and a half, many former homeowners have returned to renting property. Plagued by high unemployment, many college graduates have also put buying a home aside and settled in a generation of renters.  Residential demographics from 2012 obtained by the National Multi-Housing Council indicate that renter-occupied households make up 32% of the total U.S. households. That number changes depending on the region with cities like New York and Los Angeles having 50% and 42% (respectively) households in rental properties. Continue reading

How Landlords Work

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By Dave Ross

Landlords sometimes get a bad rap. In the minds of disgruntled tenants, the landlord is the guy who collects money every month, takes two weeks to fix a leaky faucet and hasn’t painted the front of the building since the Ford administration. But the truth is that being a landlord can be hard and often thankless work. Perhaps that’s why so many landlords now call themselves “residential rental owners” to avoid the stigma associated with the ancient profession. Continue reading