Posts By: Aaron Cox

How to Increase Rent for Your Property

Increasing the rent for your property can be a difficult process. Tenants may resist the increase, and you need to time it right so that you are not in violation of any state or federal laws. Below, we discuss the best practices when it comes to raising your rent so that you avoid as many… Read more »

Understanding Landlord Disclosures in Michigan

Lease contract, close-up

Disclosures are considered any type of information that is shared by the landlord to the renter concerning the property and the renter’s rights. Disclosures are often included in the lease or rental agreement, but they can be included in other forms of writing. However, the kind of information you must disclose depends on both state… Read more »

Should You Allow Tenants to Make Property Renovations?

tenant making renovations

Generally speaking, landlords and property managers are responsible for making repairs and improvements to their properties. However, you may come across a particularly ambitious renter who wants to make some improvements of their own. In this case, you may be understandably hesitant to let inexperienced renters make changes to your property. But with careful planning… Read more »

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes for Landlords to Avoid

Landlord Legal Mistakes

Being a landlord involves more than fixing leaky pipes and broken lights. It is also a legal designation overseen by local housing authorities and state laws. These laws not only protect you as a landlord, but your tenant as well, and are subsequently legally binding. Unfortunately, many landlords are unaware of certain laws and regulations,… Read more »

How Partial Payments Can Affect Evictions

If you are a landlord experiencing a legal issue with a tenant over missing rent payments, you might be confused as to whether or not you can accept partial payments of rent during the legal proceedings. Will it void the notices you have sent to the tenant and potentially prevent you from evicting the tenant… Read more »