Successfully Dealing With a Late-paying Tenant Without an Eviction

I was speaking with a landlord recently about getting good tenants and what to do with  late-paying tenants while avoiding the eviction process. Jack has been in the business for close to 20 years and has a couple of dozen properties. He explained his very effective method to deal with late paying tenants. After conducting […]

Credit Report Criteria Changes Affecting Real Estate Agents and Landlords

  Effective July, 1 2017 there are going to be changes regarding credit report criteria.  They were announced by the  National Consumer Assistance Plan last year. The changes now take data accuracy and quality into consideration and specifically address- Medical debts won’t be reported until after a 180-day “waiting period” to allow insurance payments to […]

Ignore at Your Own Peril

In a previous post I wrote about the 4 critical steps you need to take when considering rental applicants. They are – Pre-screen your tenants by clearly communicating your residency standards Require complete applications, have each co-applicant complete their own individual application and collect an application fee Conduct a comprehensive background screening for every applicant […]