Monthly Archives: September 2014

Landlords: Preliminary Walk-Throughs Are Important Before a Tenant Moves In!

 

 Landlords should always, without exception, conduct a preliminary walk-though at the rental unit, with the tenant, before the tenant moves in. The landlord should also do a similar walk through when the tenant is about to leave the rental unit. … Continue reading

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Landlords Duty to Deliver Possession of Rental Property to the Tenant

 

 When a landlord agrees to rent property to a tenant to begin on a specific date, the landlord is obligated to deliver possession on that date. In order to deliver possession of the rental unit to the tenant, the landlord … Continue reading

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Tariff Publishing for Moving Companies

 

 Moving companies that transport household goods between states are required to have a tariff.  A tariff is a document that sets forth the rules a company will follow and the rates that a company will apply to all of its … Continue reading

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Landlords: Use a 30 Day Notice to Change Terms in Your Rental Agreement to Your Advantage

 

 Generally, landlords may change the terms of a month-to-month rental agreement by serving the tenant with a valid 30 day notice. The change in terms can change several items in the rental agreement. Landlords should exercise this right when there is … Continue reading

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What Happens if a Tenant Wins an Eviction Case Due to the Warranty of Habitability?

 

 If the tenant has defaulted on his or her rent obligations and the landlord sues the tenant for non-payment of rent, the tenant can raise as a defense the “warranty of habitability.” If a tenant wins the case based on … Continue reading

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