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Summer months can bring some of the highest energy costs of the year, because of the high demand for air conditioning or any cooling appliances. In this month, make sure you're ready for hot weather and prepare into it. Keeping your home comfortable can be expensive, but it can be dangerous as well. If your air conditioner runs too often, your electric system can be stress put you, your family and your home at risk and usually to fire.
Let us embrace the days of summer with…Continue
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Yes, older homes have their charms, and when it well-maintained they are more often command a premium for buyers seeking for history home. But some homes are just old and how hard it can be to keep it maintained and updated. It has plenty problems, from asbestos in the attic to radon in the basement. Before planning to deal the owner, you do need to bring along a knowledgeable architect to check out hazards common in older homes.
Find the problems early enough and you might…Continue
Added by James Loftis on July 3, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments
Summer means fun in the sun. This time kids are out of school, adults are going on vacations and it's time for outdoor activities like visiting amusement parks, riding bikes and parties and much more.
Tips to enjoy the summer:
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Summer is the warmest season of the year, occurring between spring and autumn. With temperatures up and school out, homeowners and renters just want to have vacation and enjoy summer -- which sometimes means taking the risk to leave your home for a while. Although they do lock their doors, but are you sure your home will be safe?
"Safety starts and ends at home," says Rebecca Smith, a spokeswoman for Master Lock. "There's no better time to…Continue
Added by James Loftis on June 30, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments
One of the best ways to avoid problems with neighbors over your trees is to know your rights and responsibilities as tree-keeper.
In general, the landowner where tree grows will be the respondent to take care and maintain well to prevent injury, death or damage to a neighbor’s property.
If landowners or tree owner has the actual knowledge of the defective condition of a tree and no action was taken is liable for any damages, injury or death…Continue
Added by James Loftis on June 27, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments
Human negligence sometimes causes fire that may result to injury, property damages or even death. Fire safety measures must always perform in every home and building unit.
In order to avoid fire hazards, tenants should:
Added by James Loftis on June 26, 2014 at 6:10am — No Comments
Always protect yourself, your neighbors, and your home.
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Deductions from Tenancy Deposits
Remember, landlord should not make any deductions from your tenancy deposit just because of a sort personal problem between landlord and tenant. Landlords can only claim or can deduct if they have financial loss that they have actually suffered.
Reasonable deductions from a tenancy deposit:
The tenancy deposit is money that belongs to tenant and should be returned back unless your landlord can show…Continue
How to Handle Dirty Tenants
Dirty tenants can be landlord’s problems. And due to unclean living conditions, it can cause growth of pest, like bugs and rodents and can cause health hazards and worst it can bring down the property value. Ultimately it make very difficult to re-rent.
If your property already smells like a trash, then as a landlord have to take action immediately. Mandate your tenant in a polite way to clean up. But if not, kick…Continue
How To Keep Your Rental Unit
Always remember, it is important to avoid conflicts with your landlord. As a tenant follows what is written in the lease agreement and do what is tenants right, as well as landlord will do what is his right.
Added by James Loftis on June 19, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments
For Dog Owners: How to Prevent Injuries to Your Family and Neighbors
Don't think that because your dog is gentle, old, or small, it can't cause an injury. Any dog can hurt someone. Even the owner can hurt from their own pet. And majority of dog bites victim is the family or friends. Normally docile dogs will bite when they are frightened or when they are protecting their puppies, owners, or sometimes food.
The best way to avoid liability is to prevent…Continue
Added by James Loftis on June 18, 2014 at 9:21am — No Comments
Tips How To Make Sure Getting My Rental Deposit Back When I Move Out
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There are Laws for smoking or non-smoking in public places but if the smoke air get into your private area like home, condo unit or apartment from your neighbor's cigarette and bothered you; you may find a way to take immediate action.
Find out if the rental agreement contains a no-smoking clause. If it does, then the smoker tenant is violating the lease agreement and you may be able to convince the landlord to take an action and tell the smoker to stop smoking in the area or…Continue
Added by James Loftis on June 16, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments
Tenant Smoking Issues
Smoking in apartments unit is a problem. Many damages or accidents may happen if the tenant continues to smoke. Smokers ruin paint; stink up the halls and usually it can cause fires. It we have a choice between a smoker and a non smoker we’ll go with the non-smoker. The…Continue
Added by James Loftis on June 13, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments
Ways to Prevent Tenants from Smoking in the Rental Property
As a Landlord, it’s difficult to convince a smoker tenant from not smoking inside the rental property; so the best solution is to talk and tackle the problem may arise in the future if tenant continue to smoke in renting time period.
For best solution find a tenant that doesn’t smoke,…Continue
Added by James Loftis on June 11, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Basics of Land Lording
Whether a landlord owning a one particular home for rent or several large apartment units, you want to run it with a profitable business and avoid legal mistakes. Every business success are depends on how you are knowledgeable and complying the laws as a citizen of your state.
Landlord must know his/her responsibility as an owner of the property. Legal responsibilities also are the task of being a landlord like tenant laws, in…Continue
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Restrictions on Day Care Programs in Rental Units
Tenant wants to run a small day care program out of their rental unit. Is this legal?
It always depends on your landlord conditions and the location of the rental unit. Also the tenant who want to run this programs must be qualify to take care children or if your tenant has state license to run a family care home. The building codes also are one factor that…Continue
Added by James Loftis on June 6, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments