Allowing Service dogs in your property

I believe everyone knows the importance of adhering to all laws relating to discrimination of any kind in housing. Very often the question of allowing service animals in your rental when your policy is ‘no pets’ is one that I have found some landlords don’t fully...

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Offering Rental Incentives

Rental incentives are used by many landlords to help keep their properties full. Some landlords are against using incentives at any time, some use them only when rentals are slow and some use them all of the time, no matter what the vacancy rate is on their...

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Working Out Payment Plans with tenants

Different landlords have different views on this subject. Some feel that if a tenant doesn’t pay the rent in full on the first of the month he/she should be evicted by the 2nd. This is a good concept but doesn’t always find itself in reality. First, in most states it...

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Who’s responsible to remove snow from the sidewalk?

This question came up in a column sent to Anne Peterson, a local Real Estate writer for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. It seems appropriate to address this now that we have 15-20″ of snow here in Rochester and the temperature with wind chill is -25 degrees....

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