Noise, Negligence and General Nuisances: We’re Talking Neighbors

Whether your nearest neighbor is a mile away or just a few feet, living in the same general area as other people can sometimes cause problems. While most people are considerate neighbors, too often others are not that can lead to fights, arguments and other incidents that could have been avoided – or at least… Read more »

When Do You Need Quiet Title Actions?

If you have ever purchased a piece of property, inherited a piece of property, or have had a property ownership dispute, the chances are that you have at least heard of a quiet-title action. Essentially, a quiet-title action is a lawsuit where one party wants to establish their ownership of property over the claims of… Read more »

The Process of a Debt Collection Lawsuit

Businesses of all kinds frequently provide goods and services on credit or other forms of advance. Whether you are a skilled trade working on someone’s private residence or commercial property, a financial institution extending loans, or just a small business who sells products on an open account, each of these businesses eventually face the same… Read more »

Help for Property Managers

Being a property manager can be an incredibly rewarding job, but like all professions, it comes with its share of problems. Even if you’ve only been a property manager for a short period of time, you’ve likely encountered an issue with one of your clients. In most cases, these issues are minor and can be… Read more »

Year-End Wrap Up: What Records to Get in Order Now

Tax time comes around every April, and with 2015 now drawn to a close, it’s never too early to start preparing forms and documents as a landlord. There are two types of records you must have for tax purposes: a record of your rental income and expenses as well as supporting documents for them. Did… Read more »

A Look at the Rules Governing Security Deposits

Just about anyone who has rented or leased a property is familiar with the concept of a security deposit. What exactly is the purpose of this deposit and when is a tenant entitled to have it returned when they move out? We’re here to go over the basics to help you out. According to Michigan’s… Read more »

Legal Mistakes All Landlords Should Avoid

If you’re a landlord, you’ve likely run into an occasional problem with one of your tenants. Whether they are missing rent payments or refuse to comply with an eviction notice, there are legal actions you can take. However, the law will work against you if you don’t follow the proper procedures for dealing with tenants…. Read more »

Section 8 Renters. The Government is paying you for your tenant’s rent, you better believe that there are strings attached.

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. Those receiving federal housing assistance can… Read more »