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A New Building, Crime and a Feud

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Q: I just closed escrow on a small building and I’m trying to figure out who’s who. I received the rental agreements, but the tenant information seems incomplete.

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ADA Requirements, Rental Agreements

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Q: A couple of weeks ago, an elderly resident fell and broke her hip. Her health has been deteriorating over the past several months, and this has really affected her mobility. She is now in a wheelchair most of the time. She’s lived in our community for many years and I would hate to see her move; everyone loves her. Her son asked...

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Proper Tenant Screening

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Q: After owning and managing my properties for many years, I’ve come to realize that the “challenges” that come my way are directly proportional to the quality of the residents I’ve placed in my rentals. In short, the better qualified the resident, the fewer “challenges” I have; the less qualified the resident, the more challenges and “drama” that follow.

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3 day notice, Riffraff & a Bad Check

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Q: When I serve my three-day notices to pay rent or quit, I know that I’m supposed to include some information directing the tenant where to pay and when. I heard that some judges are requiring additional information be put on the notice. Can you explain these new requirements?

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Fair Housing "Testers"

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Q: Is there anything I can do to increase my collection rate after I've evicted someone? It seems like after the Sheriff gives them the boot, these characters just disappear into the wind never to be heard from again. I know you see this every day, so I thought you might be able to share some thoughts that will help me get my money back from these deadbeats?

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