Did You Know? by – Dennis Block

Excessive Complaints Can Be a Nuisance We all have experienced tenants that are hypersensitive. They will complain on almost any issue. While a tenant certainly has the right to express displeasure, these actions may rise to the level of a nuisance. For example, a tenant cannot retaliate against another resident based on perceived excess noise. If…

Did You Know By – Dennis Block

Tenant Abandoning If you suspect that your tenant has abandoned your unit, you have the right to enter to confirm it. You should serve a 24-hour notice to enter the dwelling by posting it on the front door.  You should only enter during normal business hours and days, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5…

Did You Know- by Dennis Block

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished  If you allow a guest to stay on your property for 30 days, your guest will gain possessory rights to your property. This is true even though no rent was charged. The police will not assist you in forcing this guest to move. In addition, it would be considered a…

DID YOU KNOW by Dennis Block

Early Lease Termination If a tenant vacates during the lease term, this person is responsible for the remaining portion of the lease. A landlord must attempt to mitigate damages by attempting to lease the premises to another person. Once the premises have been leased, the original tenant’s obligation is cut off. There is an exception.…

Did You Know Column – by Dennis Block

Guests Staying Over 30 Days If you allow a guest to stay in your home or unit for 30 days, you will not be able to just lock them out. Calling the police will not remedy the situation.  Guests that you allow to occupy your property for 30 days become a “tenant at will”. The…