TWiRP- Apr 18, 2015

Two weeks ago, we followed the Seattle rental market and a property manager’s response to the situation here (link 5). This week in rental property, we visit a man who is taking action. We then turn our attention to the Newark Advocate who brings us a story of a stubborn city council who are refusing to develop stricter property maintenance codes. Spring is around the corner, and...

Lead Based Paint Awareness

If you rent a property that was built before 1978, you need to know about the Residential Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act. Not only does that link tell you about the act itself, it has a wealth of important information about the damage that lead based paint can cause. Lead poisoning can cause significant lifelong disability for those it impacts, and it’s vital that all landlords and...

Renting out a Room

An old trend from the late 1800s and early 1900s is again resurfacing. Census experts say that the reason for the resurgence in individual room rentals is a wobbling economy and high unemployment rates. In fact, according to statistics, between 2008-2010, 7.3 million people were unrelated adults living in someone else’s home. If you’ve been thinking about smaller scale rentals like this, such as...

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