Posts By: Aaron Cox

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 »

What to Know About Section 8 Tenants

What to Know About Section 8 Tenants

Landlords often seek out or simply accept a commonly used government housing funded program often referred to as Section 8. But what should landlords know about Section 8 and the tenants that benefit from it? Read on to learn more: What is Section 8? Section 8 refers to a particular federal law out of the… Read more »

The Top Legal Responsibilities of Landlords in Michigan

Top Legal Responsibilities of Landlords in Michigan

All landlords in Michigan have legal responsibilities towards their tenants. Maintaining rental properties, following security deposit laws, and practicing non-discrimination in choosing tenants are just some of the many legal responsibilities that landlords have. If they are not aware of these responsibilities, they could wind up in legal trouble somewhere down the road. Comply with… Read more »

4 Times a Landlord Should Hire a Lawyer

5 Times a Landlord Should Hire a Lawyer

No landlord wants to deal with a lawsuit. However, these instances do crop up, even for the most diligent landlords. Minor disputes can typically be handled between a landlord and their tenant, but there are moments when it’s best to have a lawyer to fight your case. Evictions When a tenant stops paying their rent,… Read more »