|Landlord Protection Newsletter - January 7, 2012|
Dear Fellow Landord,
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What is the best form of communication between landlord and tenant?
In recent years, I've found that an astounding number of landlords communicate regularly and casually with their tenants via email. Many landlords prefer this. I don't. Here's why.
Landlords who use email as their primary mode of communication with tenants can be setting themselves up for legal problems without even knowing it!
Q: What's the solution?
Now more than ever before, courts are accepting printed out emails as proof of official notices, repair requests and other paper trails by tenants to be used against landlords.
The method of email communication between two parties makes either party available for contact 24/7 at the whim of the other party. This leads to an expectation for the sender that the receiver instantly got the message or notification, when in actuality, the message may not be seen for hours, days or even weeks - depending on how often the receiver is online and check that email.
Tenant email often lacks thought and consideration that would normally go into a written letter, phone call or face to face conversation. Because emails are so impersonal, people tend to say what is on their minds or emotions without any restraint or time to think the issue over first. That often leads to misunderstandings and hard feelings.
Carbon Monoxide Addendum
The Carbon Monoxide Addendum is a safety form which helps make sure the tenant complies with local carbon monoxide safety practices and also reinforces the maintenance responsibilities of the tenant to keep your carbon monoxide detector in working order with up to date batteries.
John Reno also does Mortgage Loan Modifications (Nationwide).
Dear Mr. Reno:
A: The lease is up on 2/29/12. What's the problem? Don't accept rent for March and start a holdover proceeding.
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