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What to Do When Your Tenant Violates the Lease for Your Novi MI Rental

October 24, 2019

We want to believe that every tenant who makes it through your screening process is going to be a model tenant. They'll take good care of the property, they'll follow the rules of the lease, and they'll pay the rent on time. 

Even with the best screening in place, tenants sometimes try to bend the rules or delay the rent payment. Different tenant issues require different responses from landlords—and sometimes it's hard to know what to do to protect your property and follow the law. If you're a new landlord, it's easy to get frustrated or feel helpless.

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What Is the Make-Ready Process in Metro Detroit? What Landlords Need to Know

October 17, 2019

It's exciting to approve a new tenant! You've gone through the screening process, and your new tenant appears to be trustworthy and a good fit for your Metro Detroit property. 

Before your new tenant can move in, your property needs to go through the make-ready process. If you're an "accidental" landlord, you might be asking a critical question at this point: what is the make-ready process? It's a crucial step that makes your property fresh and clean for a new tenant. 

From floor to ceiling—inside and out—your rental property needs attention before every new tenant. Here's what you need to know about the make-ready process.

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What Kind of Maintenance is "Routine?" Advice for Farmington Hills Landlords

October 3, 2019

You know you need to do "routine" maintenance on your Farmington Hills rental property, but what does that mean? What kind of maintenance is "routine?"

Typically, it means:

  • You fix things when they break.
  • You do inspections when tenants leave or move in.
  • You perform seasonal inspections as well.

What more should you do as a landlord to keep your rental property in excellent condition? What are some signs you might not be doing enough day-to-day maintenance?

  • You get a lot of maintenance calls from tenants.
  • You find yourself fixing things too often.
  • That repair bill is a lot higher than you were expecting.

Regular maintenance can help you avoid frequent (and expensive) repairs—and keep your tenants safe and happy. Let's take a more in-depth look at what routine maintenance means for your investment property!

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