Chicago, Carl Sandburg’s “City of the big shoulders,” is about to find out just how heavy a tax burden homeowners are able to bear. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has revealed his plan for a massive property tax increase to pay for unfunded pension obligations. And for taxpayers, it isn’t pretty. The mayor wants a $543 million…Details
The following media release was issued by Ohio’s 1851 Center for Constitutional Lawregarding a recent decision in US District Court upholding the 4th Amendmentto the US Constitution – a big victory for rental property owners in Ohio! Federal Court: Cities’ Rental Licensing and Inspection Requirements UnconstitutionalDetails
Hello everybody. With the recent soaring cost of litigation, including court fees, attorneys’ fees, court reporter fees, deposition transcript fees, etc., aggrieved parties, and particularly apartment and other small business owners, now wisely endeavor to avoid judicial litigation in favor of alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Both plaintiffs and defendants frequently find that mediation and/or binding…Details
You’re right… House prices have gone up – A LOT – in your area. I know it. You don’t have to tell me. I see it, too.Details
A power of attorney (POA) is a writing giving someone else the power to act as agent for the grantor. The person granting the powers is called the “principal.” The agent is called the attorney-in-fact.
Perhaps the most important precursor to signing a lease agreement is the proper completion of a property condition checklist PRIOR to your tenant’s move-in. The checklist is required to document the property’s condition, without which a rental owner [may have a difficult time] legally collecting or withholding any deposit money from the tenant.
Every year, about 60 days out from year end, I ask if people are planning to move in the upcoming year. This year only one said yes (he’s leaving the Coast Guard and moving home.) I had his space rented more than 60 days before his lease is up, so that was good! And this…Details
Small property owners of San Francisco Institute and local property owners have prevailed in opposing the second effort by San Francisco to substantially increase Ellis Act relocation payments.
Here’s a statement you don’t hear too often – “Wow … my landlord gave me a gift this holiday season!” Sending/giving holiday gifts once a year to your tenants (customers) promotes good will, lets them know you appreciate them, can turn bad tenants into better ones and makes it a little easier for them to…Details