Posts By: Aaron Cox

Landlord Responsibilities for Utilities in the Winter

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Winters can get chilly in Michigan, so during the colder months of the year, landlords across the state need to be mindful of their tenants and their access to utility services. Electricity, gas and water are essential to the basic needs of tenants year-round, but heat is something that tenants will definitely need once the… Read more »

Organizational Tips for Landlords and Property Managers

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Landlords and property managers must stay organized. It is essential for running your property efficiently, but it can also help protect you against lawsuits. After all, if you document everything and store those documents properly, you’ll be able to rely on them if a tenant, employee, or contractor takes you to court. Here, we discuss… Read more »

How to Collect Unpaid Debts

As a landlord, there are few experiences more frustrating than trying to track down a tenant who owes you rent or money for damages sustained on your property. This is especially true if up until now you’ve had a great relationship with the tenant. If, for whatever reason, you aren’t able to get in touch… Read more »

Section 8 Regulations Landlords Should Be Aware of

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The Housing Act of 1937 was a product of the National Housing Act of 1934, part of the legislation to help Americans rebuild from the Great Depression. In addition to creating a central national housing authority, it gives those on welfare more options when it comes to living situations. This is known as the Section… Read more »

Top 3 Tips for Oakland County Landlords

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The past few years have been chaotic for everyone, but especially so for the real estate industry. Oakland County landlords are understandably interested in the real estate trends in the area. Knowing where prices are going and how the market is affecting our local real estate will impact how much rent they can charge, if… Read more »

What is a Writ of Possession?

Official legal eviction order or notice to renter or tenant of home

As a landlord, you expect your tenant to pay their rent and take care of your property. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. When a tenant fails to pay rent, you may be forced to evict them. Part of the eviction process involves a writ of possession. Here’s everything you need to know about writs of… Read more »

Understanding the Right to “Repair and Deduct”

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As a landlord, it is your job to ensure that your property and individual apartments are safe to live in and up to code. However, sometimes essential components such as heat or electricity break no matter what you’ve done. It’s your responsibility to repair those items, but sometimes the tenant may take it upon themselves… Read more »

How Much Should You Charge for Rent?

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Currently, many landlords are feeling the impacts of inflation. Energy costs and property costs are rising, and this is forcing landlords to increase the price of rent. Nationally, rental costs have risen 11.3 percent over the past year, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping there. As a landlord, then, you have to decide how… Read more »