Violent Residents – Guilty by Association?

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Many of our tenants (and owners, too!) have been going through some tough economic conditions in the last few years. It’s no surprise that incidences of domestic violence tend to increase when a family is suffering economic hardship. Studies show that domestic violence is three times more likely to occur when couples are experiencing high levels of economic strain.   Continue reading

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Abandonment Issues

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Abandonment Issues

Here’s a question from a Nevada property manager I think most of us can relate to:

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“I just evicted a tenant for non-payment of rent. It’s obvious to me that he took what he wanted, and left the rest. You wouldn’t believe this mess! Some of the junk he left is actually useable, which is a fortunate twist. I’m not sure where he moved, but I’m really glad he’s gone. It’ll cost me about $3,000 to put this place back together. His deposit was that much, so I’m only out the rent. I’m just glad to be done with him.  I AM done with him, aren’t I?”

Maybe you are, maybe you’re not. Chapter 118A.460 of the Nevada Revised Statues (Landlord and Tenant: Dwellings) applies to disposal of property abandoned by the tenant in residential properties. Even if it’s clear the tenant isn’t coming back, and even if he still owes you money, ignoring these rules could cost you a bundle. Continue reading

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