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5 Ways the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act Protects You

Approved in 1974, the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA) is designed to make the rights of both tenants and landlords fair. In this way, it also provides a set of guidelines for how the relationship should function. This act has been adopted by many states to help protect both tenants and landlords. What are five ways that the URLTA helps protect you as a landlord or property...

Joint and Several Liability

Adding a joint and several liability clause to your lease is one of the most intelligent, yet lesser known things you can do to protect yourself. What this means is that if you have a house property where several tenants live, or even an apartment with a few tenants in their own bedrooms: the rent share agreement they have does not apply to you. It is a one for all situation that will save you a...

Understanding and Stating Fair Housing Practices

Though you likely have a manual of policies in place for your property management, one area that it is often neglected but critical applies to Fair Housing laws. Because Fair Housing is the standard by which property managers, landlords and owners are upheld, it’s important to insure that your manual includes this section. Though no one wants to think about it, if there ever is a Fair Housing...

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