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> Landlord Tried to Report Terrorist Tenant ShareThis A vigilant landlord tried to flag his former tenant as a suspected terrorist 18 months before the man was arrested for terrorist activities. The former tenant is being held on charges of  conspiring with undercover officers to conduct a suicide attack somewhere near the Capitol building. The tenant moved into the northern Virginia apartment after he apparently married the woman who was leasing the home, according to a news report . Continue reading

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> Tenant Sells Landlord’s Oven, Refrigerator On Facebook ShareThis A landlord in Rome, Georgia caught his tenant as she was selling off the appliances in his rental property. According to a news report , the tenant had sold the unit’s oven, and was in negotiations with a buyer for the refrigerator when the landlord discovered the crime.  The landlord was able to trace the transaction between the tenant and the buyers because of entries on the tenant’s Facebook page, according to the report. Continue reading

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ShareThis NOT Qualifying is NOT just about finances by Wallace Gibson, CPM, GRI Smart DIY landlords and professional property managers know that prescreening tenant prospects saves everyone time and money. Continue reading

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> Jail Time for Landlords After Apartment Fire ShareThis Two brothers who own a rental property in Dedham, Massachusetts were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison after a fire broke out on the property. The two men offered a basement apartment for rent that lacked proper egress, and did not have smoke detectors. Three tenants died when a fire broke out in the unit.  The two landlords were sentenced last week.  At the hearing, the prosecutor told the court that through their carelessness, these landlords gambled with the tenants’ lives, according to a local news report .  The men were each sentenced to three years in jail, and three years probation Continue reading

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ShareThis Want to show tenants how you rate as a landlord? The online landlord rating service CheckYourLandlord.com is now offering landlords the opportunity to show off their low-risk ratings. The new “Certified Property Verification Seal” from CheckYourLandlord.com provides renters with assurance that a rental property–and its owners have been independently investigated, reducing risks for both tenants and property managers Continue reading

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