|Landlord Newsletter October 4, 2011|
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October 4, 2011
Thank you again for all the great responses and feedback on last week's Landlord Test Part 1! Also, thank you for all the birthday wishes -- and those of you who took advantage my 50th birthday "LPA Hat & Book Special", may you wear the hat in good health and profit greatly from the book! Today I have Part 2 of the "Landlord Test". I hope you enjoy it at least as much as you did part 1 !
In this issue:
Please e-mail us if you have any questions or would like to add or share any material / information.
Answer the following multiple choice questions by selecting the most correct answer for the situation.
Instructions: Click on the answer(s) of your choice to see if you are correct.
1. The tenant has given a forwarding address on his written notice to vacate and moved out of the rental property by the date stated in the notice. Two weeks more have passed and you see that the utilities are turned off, clothes are gone, but there are large amounts of junk and debris still in the rental. You are unable to reach the tenant and the keys have not yet been returned. You may:
b) use the security deposit to pay for the clean up.
c) issue a Pay Rent or Quit notice
d) send the tenant a filled out security settlement statement.
e) hire a hit-man to find and rough up the tenant to teach him a lesson.
f) all of the above except "e".
2. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are renting a home built in 1999 from Landlord Bill. The Jones' three year old son, "Bam Bam" puts everything in his mouth, including sheetrock, wallpaper shreds that he peals off the walls, thumb-tacks and paint chips.
b) chinese drywall
c) A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder or Hyperactivity)
d) bad parenting
3. Kevin and Lisa are constantly clogging their toilet and complaining about it. Each time, your plumber tells you there is nothing wrong with the toilet ....
John Reno also does Mortgage Loan Modifications (Nationwide).
Dear Mr. Reno:
A: 1. Yes
If you have a landlord tenant problem you'd like to ask a question about, please feel free to e-mail me your question.
"I can't pay you because I have been so stressed. I will have a doctors note to explain why I can not pay the rent." - Renee D., Sonora, CA
"The A/C is broken again." - The tenant was required to maintain a service contract on the 5 year old appliances including the air conditioner. It's in the lease. - George L., Tampa, FL
"My husband is an alcoholic and he has been having blackouts. We don't know what happened to the rent money."
Like this is a legitimate excuse for not paying rent? I think I will include the question of whether the applicant drinks or has done drugs on the rental application next time. - Jesse U., Seaford, NY
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