Assistance Animals and Landlords' Insurance

Can Landlords Limit Certain Dog Breeds Because of Insurance?I manage a property with a no-pets polic...

Why You Should Hire a Property Manager for Your Rental

People do manage their own rental properties, but it's not always the best option. In addition to ta...

Boost Profits From Rentals Without Increasing Rents

There are ways other than raising rent to make your rental properties more profitable. Here are thre...

Did Facebook Violate the Fair Housing Act?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week filed a formal complaint against Face...

What's Required to Restrict Concealed and Open Carry on a Property

Can landlords ban concealed carry and open carry from their property?Yes. Landlords can give verbal ...

Does a Landlord Have to Cover Tenants' Lodging Costs During a Property Repair?

A tenant notified me yesterday that his water heater stopped working. A repairman came to the proper...

Does a Landlord Have To Replace Windows Damaged in a Burglary?

The tenant of a property I manage told me someone shattered a window while trying to break into his ...

What Notice Is Required When Evicting a Tenant

How much notice does a landlord have to provide a tenant prior to filing an eviction?It depends on t...

Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act reinstated

A law that expired in December 2014 was restored this month. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure A...

Handling Security Deposits When You've Been Terminated by the Landlord

I was managing a property, and the owner terminated the management agreement effective today. A tena...

How to Handle Violence in Rental Properties

A tenant in one of my properties says he has been assaulted by another occupant and wants to vacate ...

Potential Pitfalls of Occupancy Limits in Rental Properties

The owner of the rental property I manage wants to limit the number of people who can live in the pr...

Updates to residential and property management forms now online

The Texas Association of REALTORS® residential and property management forms task forces in Decembe...

Can a landlord require a photo ID with rental applications?

The landlord for the property I manage wants all potential tenants to submit a photo ID with their l...

Who pays for repairs in a rental property?

Many tenants believe that landlords are responsible for paying the cost of all repairs, but tenants ...

Help your clients find the right tenant

Do your clients need to rent a property fast? Help them out by using TransUnion’s SmartMove, a TA...

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

As a property manager, I maintain a trust account for tenants’ security deposits. The landlord ter...