In the rental property industry there are always two sides of the coin - Landlords and Tenants.
In a perfect world, everything would always go smoothly, everyone would get along, and both parties would see eye to eye.
Unfortunately, we live far, far away from that world.
Every state has laws in place to protect both property Owners and Renters and there are certain requirements expected of each. You've heard the saying: "with great power comes great responsibility." Well, as a Landlord, you hold a great deal of power in your hands and so you have a greater burden of expectation.
After being in business for over 10 years, we've made our fair share of mistakes and we've seen the pitfalls that other Landlords have fallen into as well.
The bottom line is, it's on you - not your Tenant, not your lawyer - to ensure you're complying with state, federal, and municipal laws. Ignorance will not hold up in a court of law.
Take a few minutes to read about the most common legal mistakes we've seen Landlords make across the board so that you don't suffer the same fate.