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  1. he is a disgrace for the service
  2. If all fails contact his sergeant, they dont like that
  3. Mountain View landlords.....any words of wisdom in considering a property in that area? Are you happy with your investment?
  4. f the rent is being paid to the landlord as an automatic deduction out of their paycheck, it can absolutely involve finance. I have military tenants and my husband is Alaska Guard - military. The finance office can definitely be involved and their wheels do NOT turn quickly or efficiently. That being said, I would definitely push the issue. He needs to be invested enough to be hassling finance about fixing the issue. If you're not pushing him, he's not pushing them and they'll never fix it. So definitely pursue the issue but just know that it's not impossible to have finance involved and them to be doing a terrible job.
  5. So tenant isn’t paying rent, was laid off in October. Had a good slope job and claims his unemployment ran out. My manager had him sign an affidavit. He’s broken the lease by not paying or even trying to pay. He hasn’t provided proof that he has applied for help. Doesn’t the moratorium only apply to people that haven’t broken the lease that can’t pay? Can I ask for bank statements or letters from the state unemployment office ?
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    Dog Breed

    What are your thoughts on renting to tenants with "aggressive breed" dogs? Do you require proof of dog training? Insurance? Or is it not worth risking the liability?
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    Snow Plow

    We have it clearly stated in the lease of the single family house we rent in anchorage that tenants are responsible for all snow removal on sidewalks and in the driveway. I would never have them go on the roof because of the liability if they fall and there’s a good chance they would damage the shingles with the shovel when they are up there. A compromise we had in the past with renting this property is that we hired a company to plow when there was more than 3 inches of snow, and tenants were responsible for less than 3 inches (but less 3 inches people didn’t shovel and just drove over it ). We moved away from that with the new tenant because private properties are at the bottom of the priority list when it comes to snow plowing and the companies will get there when they can. Most snow events we would still get calls from the tenant complaining that the plow had not come before they woke up for work.
  8. Trial and error, see what others are advertising for and how long they are advertised, and being a member of this group. RPM has posted some stats before, might search "posts".
  9. Thank you, that was helpful. There is a no subletting clause, from what I understand, but not totally sure. If there was/is a clause, and the person is now in jail, can he secure access and change the locks immediately? Any thoughts after what you went through?
  10. I have no idea. This was in my daughter’s complex. The landlord couldn’t let the police in because the “tenant” had changed the locks. As far as we know, from previous exchanges, there is no subletting allowed.
  11. What are the legal requirements for a landlord to change locks when the people living there were Not his tenants? The lease was to someone else. They were arrested today for assaulting another person there. The locks had been changed so that the landlord could not enter the premises for a wellness check. Can the landlord secure entry for himself, immediately?
  12. Do a final walk through with them if possible and change the locks that day and move on. Hopefully you have the deposit to cover some of your losses
  13. Tenants having issues with assigned parking. there is plenty of parking at my 4 plex. Does "Parking Issue" give them the right to break their 12 month lease ? They have 6 month left. Unit 1 has no cars, 2 cars allowed per unit. Unit 1's son comes to help mom and parks in unit 2's spot. He was told not to and has no right since he is not a tenant. Parking spots were never marked but like we all do, we all park at our usual spot. Well unit 2 is having problems and starting more issues. I went today putting up No Parking signs, numbered and marked 2 parking spots per unit. Also, unit 2 bought new cars now they have 3 cars parked there, one in unit 1's 2 spots.....oh the drama.....
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    Yes until end of March at this time.
  15. I can say that I bought my rental where the lower units was 100% tile. It is super easy to clean, but not easy to repair. The unit seems echoy as well. However, we did have a hot water tank go out and flood this unit out twice now. Just had to dry out the walls and were were good to go. During those moments, I was glad to have tile.
  16. I price all mine as affordable as possible until covid is on the way out
  17. I don't know too much yet but dropping the price $700 seems a little abnormal
  18. Buildium requires you to purchase 50units at about 100$-150$ a month as a minimum *posted from fb private group.
  19. I think often times people are just going through a temporary issue and are looking for support...it's not so much they absolutely hate being a landlord (though sometimes this is the case), they just hate the situation they're currently in. We had several months of issues...landlording wasn't fun...guess what I fired the stress maker and things turned around quickly.
  20. Im doing it but not by choice. But because our mortgage was upside down and we couldnt sell without paying. So we decided to rent it (with no intent of having a cashflow) to pay down the mortgage until we got to a point where we could sell. We are just about at that breaking even point, but we just got new tenants in there. But I am glad this came into my life because I have learned sooo much!!
  21. I walk up to a car and smash the windshield. Its a crime. If tenants smash and steal my appliances. Its no crime.
  22. How do you accept rent? Looking for options other than an in person exchange. Thanks!
  23. SLopez

    It's Business

    I love all my properties 😭
  24. Tenant got diagnosed with terminal cancer and now he doesn’t work. The wife doesn’t make enough money to pay the rent. Last month they were able to pay and I waive their late fee considering the situation. This month they only have half of the rent but they did not mention anything until my property manager inquired why the rent haven’t been pay yet. Their rent is $1900 a month and they asked me to let them go with only paying $1000. Their lease is in effect until July next year. I am considering with letting then go but still paying $1400 which will cover the mortgage on the property for this month. What do you guys think/suggest? I don’t want to hurt them but at the same time do not want to hurt myself.
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