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Landlord – Accurate Credit Bureau

1. a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others.
2. a person who owns and leases land, buildings, etc.
3. a person who owns or runs an inn, lodging house, etc.
4. a landowner.
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Landlords Collect Applications and Screen Tenants

The best way to deal with bad tenants is to make sure they never move in! Try to accept the most-qualified applicant who is also the best fit for your property, but be careful not to discriminate.

  • Collect information via professional rental applications
  • Ensure total income of all tenants is 2-3x monthly rent
  • Ask their two former landlords, “Would you rent to them again?”
  • Run a tenant credit check to determine total debt and late payment history

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Landlord Tenant Responsibilities Rental Agreements Rental Leases Accurate Credit Bureau

Residential landlords are individual property owners or businesses that rent out apartments or houses for money. The renters who pay landlords to live in these properties are called residential tenants. Landlords and tenants each have legal rights and responsibilities.

To prevent misunderstandings between the parties, rental agreements and rental leases should clearly spell out these rights and obligations. Each state has its own laws on residential rentals. Landlords’ rights and duties will differ depending on where the property is located.

Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities in Leases

A residential lease gives a landlord the right to collect rent from a tenant. The rental amount must be agreed upon by the landlord and tenant in advance. A rental lease may give the landlord the right to charge late fees for overdue rent.

Also, a landlord has the right to negotiate specific terms in a rental lease. For example, a landlord may require a tenant to pay utility bills, cut lawns, or shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways.

Landlord’s Right to Evict Tenants

Tenants who violate the terms of a lease can be evicted from residential rental property. Evictions commonly happen when tenants stop paying rent. In most states, a landlord must go to court to evict a tenant. Judges must give tenants a chance to fight eviction.

If the landlord wins in court, the judge can have the local sheriff remove the tenant’s belongings and change the locks on the property. The landlord can also obtain a judgment against the tenant for back rent and court costs.

Landlord’s Responsibillity to Keep Property Safe

Landlords have a responsibility to keep rental properties in safe condition. For example, a landlord should not rent a house with serious electrical problems that may cause a fire. This does not mean that rental property must be in perfect condition. A tenant usually cannot demand that a landlord replace carpet merely because it is stained or starting to wear out.

Leases often require tenants to assume responsibility for minor maintenance such as changing light bulbs and cleaning carpets.

Landlord’s Responsibility to Avoid Discrimination

Landlords cannot discriminate on factors like race, gender, family status, religion, disability, or national origin. Landlords cannot treat one class of tenants different than another, such as offering “white only” apartment buildings or charging more rent to a minority family. These laws are strict. Landlords who violate discrimination laws can be sued by the victims and may face government fines.
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Landlord Tenant Rental Agreement Accurate Credit Bureau

A rental agreement is an accord between the landlord and the tenant for the right to use or occupy rental property for a specific period of time. Real estate rental agreements are the most common but rental agreements are used for many items such as vehicles, furniture and equipment. Rental agreements allow landlords to loan property he owns under specific rules and the renter to temporarily use property he may not need for an extended period of time or may not want to own. To download a free rental applicationa see Accurate Credit Bureau.