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Category: Property Management

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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 form helps property managers comply with TREC rule

03/01/2017 | Author: Legal Staff

How to legally grant unescorted access to a vacant property for lease.

Categories: Property Management

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Do this before you accept tenant applications

01/27/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Make the tenant-screening process easier with proper preparation.

Categories: Property Management, Legal

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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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3 tips from the Legal Hotline

07/07/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Use this information to avoid legal mishaps when it comes to fee disputes, assistance animals, and getting your commission from a builder.

Categories: Property Management, Legal

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What property managers and leasing agents should know about insurance policies

05/23/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Insurance issues can quickly become complicated for property managers and leasing agents, but a webinar hosted by TAR covered ways to reduce the chance of claims.

Categories: Property Management, Business tips

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Why a criminal record isn’t always enough to reject an applicant

05/11/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

How new guidance from HUD could change your housing policies

Categories: Property Management

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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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Who pays to repair a tenant’s broken window?

04/22/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Whether the landlord or the tenant is responsible depends on the lease.

Categories: Property Management, Legal

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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