13 Landlord Rights for Renting Properties

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-houses-euro-banknotes-image24749049To avoid being abused by bad tenants, a landlord should understand the basic landlord rights before renting property. These rights should be understood but also written and signed as part of the rental lease under the rights of the landlord clause. The Rights of Landlord clause in a lease defines what rights the landlord can exercise with respect to the leased property. Read more

Top 7 Landlord Responsibilities

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-houses-euro-banknotes-image24749049Landlord responsibilities are a specific set of legal rules that must be followed to uphold his end of the lease.

Top 7 Landlord Responsibilities

1. Provide a safe living space. This means that the home must comply with all local, state and federal building, housing and health codes that affect a tenant’s health and safety. Check with your city and county housing authority for a list of items that must be kept at minimum standards of functionality such as ventilation, structural integrity, plumbing and electricity. Some cities also require safety measures like dead bolts on all exterior doors, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in each unit. Read more