Rental Property Maintenance

Who’s Responsible for Bed Bugs?

Bed bug infestations are something no landlord or tenant ever wants to have to deal with. They bite, their tiny, and their tough to completely exterminate – thriving on blood, bed bugs can live up to a year without feeding. Signs of Bed Bugs Shared/used mattresses or furniture are a common culprit Blood stains on […]

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Rental Property Maintenance

Inspect Maintenance Work and Invoices

When hiring a property manager or contractor to maintain a rental property, it’s not a good idea to just hand over the keys and write a check without proper scrutiny. Being too trusting often leads the door open for others to take advantage of an opportunity for waste and abuse or to adopt a nonchalant mindset which leads to additional […]

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Are Landlords Responsible for Asbestos?

To begin, the short answer is, “yes.” But there is no mandatory federal or state law requiring the disclosure of asbestos like the ones with lead paint and even radon in certain areas, unless you (the landlord) are aware of its existence and it’s significant enough to pose a threat. Your duty as a landlord […]

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Are Landlords Responsible for Mold?

First of all, we’re not talking about your average shower mold here that can be easily sprayed and wiped away. This is all about toxic mold – the serious stuff that can lead to hazardous health conditions. The regulations on mold are still in a relatively early stage of development. There are currently no federal […]