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Can you refuse to rent to smokers?

03/23/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

If you institute a no-smokers policy, be sure to enforce it consistently.

Categories: Legal, Landlords, Renters

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Is renting to immigrants who are in the U.S. without documentation a liability for Texas landlords?

03/09/2017 | Author: Legal Staff

A recent court decision clarifies how a 2015 state law affects landlords.

Categories: Property Management, Legal, Landlords, Renters

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New fair-housing guidance for property managers and landlords

01/23/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

New regulations and guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development affect property management and leasing activities in a number of ways.

Categories: Property Management, Legal, Landlords

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4 must-have resources for property managers

12/30/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Help educate your clients and tenants on their rights and responsibilities.

Categories: Landlords, Renters

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Is there a deadline to make a decision about a tenant’s rental application?

09/02/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A property manager wants to know how long a landlord has to decide on a leasing application.

Categories: Legal, Landlords, Renters

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Can a landlord charge a fee when a tenant pays rent with a credit card?

07/26/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issues an opinion that affects landlords who collect rent via electronic payments.

Categories: Landlords

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Help your seller settle on a realistic list price

05/25/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

It can sometimes be tricky to find common ground on a solid listing price. Use these tools and techniques to guide your seller in the right direction.

Categories: Business tips, Sellers, Landlords

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Who gets the security deposit if you don’t manage the property anymore?

04/29/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Take these steps if you are no longer the landlord’s agent.

Categories: Property Management, Forms, Legal, Landlords, Renters

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5 ways to ensure your commercial tenants stay put

03/16/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Keep your tenants by offering services that other commercial landlords don’t.

Categories: Property Management, Business tips, Landlords, Commercial real estate, Renters

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How to tell a tenant his month-to-month lease won’t be renewed

03/11/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Use this form to terminate a lease

Categories: Property Management, Forms, Legal, Landlords, Renters