There are mistakes that will definitely affect your landlord business and these are what you should avoid.

1.Tenant discrimination intentionally or unintentionally. This warrants a one-way ticket to a legal proceeding. It’s only natural for a landlord to be asking questions on the screening process. However, sometimes, some landlords just overstep the limits by asking discriminating questions on race, gender, religion, color, ethnicity, and family status. The Fair Housing Act prohibits landlords to refuse rent to tenants based on the discriminatory grounds mentioned. Asking questions about it can result to a lawsuit. People miles away will hear about this and in the long run could affect the business.

2. Failure to be honest with the prospective tenant. This already breaks the trust on the tenant-landlord relationship. If the landlord has failed to disclose specific information such as the notice of mold, information about the sexual offender registry, notice of sex offenders in the area, recent deaths in the area and other information that the landlord is actually very aware of but has failed to share to the tenant, that is considered a legal mistake.

3.Failure to provide a safe environment. It is a tenant’s right to have a peaceful and save environment to live in and it’s the landlord’s duty to make sure that it is.  The responsibilities of keeping repairs and maintenance round the clock are high. Every state requires that the rented property have an implied warranty of habitability. That means there should be heating, plumbing, clean water, safe floor and safe roof, gas, and electricity. Neglect can result to a lawsuit, which in turn can ruin the business.

4.Ignoring tenants right to privacy. If you walk all over a person’s right to privacy, much more to a tenant’s right to privacy, you will have to answer to the law.

If you’re not sure what else are considered legal mistakes when it comes to being a landlord, consult a lawyer. Fill the Enquiry Form available on the right side, immediately you will be contacted by a professional lawyer from your state.

Related Posts
Defenses: Most often raised to drunk driving charges?
Drunk Driving is the act where in the driver drives the vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is to such an extent that the person does not ...
READ MORE
Why Should a Landlord Hire a Lawyer?
If you have some real estate properties on rent, you may not need a staff lawyer, but it would be best to consult a lawyer constantly. Just like any other ...
READ MORE
What if your tenant and/or his guests have committed some illegal act/crime
Tenant illegal act or crime conducted on your rented property is a good ground for eviction. It's also a good ground for you to be criminally prosecuted if proven that ...
READ MORE
What is a mortgage?
A mortgage is an accepted legal recourse wherein a person makes his personal (movable) or real (immovable) property as a security to a loan so that, if the person who ...
READ MORE
Legal help in Short Sale or Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure
A short sale and a deed in Lieu of Foreclosure are the best options if you want to give your home up, but don’t want foreclosure. These options let you ...
READ MORE
How to get rid of illegal rent?
There are a lot of abusive landlords out there and you best be careful you wouldn't be robbed off blind by one. When renting a unit, you must get everything ...
READ MORE
Adoption Legal Services
Adopting a child can be a wonderful experience and fortunately, most adoptions work out well for everyone involved. Adoption is a legal process that ends the rights of the biological ...
READ MORE
Driving license suspended? how to preventions
Driving privileges can be revoked for reasonable violations. These violations may pertain to driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated that leads to disobedience to simple or complex road ...
READ MORE
Common Commercial Lease Terms
The commercial lease clauses are the written and binding agreement on the real estate you will rent for your business. It will help you avoid trap and negotiate for bargains ...
READ MORE
Decide when you should file a lawsuit?
Before deciding to file a lawsuit, here are important things you should consider. First, determine if you have a good case. Reflect if you can accept compromise settlement, or if ...
READ MORE
Defenses: Most often raised to drunk driving charges?
Why Should a Landlord Hire a Lawyer?
Tenant illegal act
What is a mortgage?
Legal help in Short Sale or Deed in
How to get rid of illegal rent?
Adoption Legal Services
Driving license suspended? how to preventions
Common Commercial Lease Terms
Decide when you should file a lawsuit?