Archive for the ‘2. Tenant Blog Posts’ Category

Tenants & Yard Work

Many Tenants want the benefits of renting a house versus an apartment or condo, but then fail to properly maintain the yard. We just received a citation warning from a local municipality about an...

Tenants – You Break It, You Pay to Fix It!

When it comes to maintenance & repairs, tenants should understand their responsibilities when leasing a home are no different than when leasing a car. Last week we received a call from a...

Sharing Your Financial Information with Landlords

Last week we had two interesting interactions with rental applicants. One was very upset that we required them to resend their bank statements after they blacked-out their bank account numbers. The...

What’s More Important to Renters – Cheap Rent or a Nice Home?

We’d like some feedback from any readers on the dilemma of what’s more important to the majority of people looking to rent a home – cheap rent or a nice home. We consistently have prospects...

Getting Repairs Done to the Home You’re Renting

Chasing a landlord to get repairs done at a rental home is probably the biggest, most frustrating issue most tenants experience when renting. You complain, the landlord assures you it’ll be fixed,...

Should You Hire an Agent to Find You a Rental Home?

Many of the calls we get on our rental properties are a dead-end for us and the interested party as we don’t manage something that fits their needs or budget.  A decent number of these callers...

Tenant Rights when Their Metro Detroit Rental Goes into Foreclosure

You’re paying your rent on time, enjoying the property you live in, when a foreclosure notice is tacked to the door.  What do you do?   Finding a foreclosure notice on the door of your...

How to Rent a Home in a Hot Detroit Area Market

The hot rental market in several metro Detroit areas is making it very difficult to find a nice rental home. How many homes have you called on recently that have already been taken? If you’re...

Smile Your Way to Some Savings

Many of our tenants don’t have medical insurance, much less dental insurance.  There is an affordable way to protect your smile. We’re always trying to find ways to help out our tenants...

The Wrong Way to Fill Out a Rental Application

If you can’t fill out a rental application correctly or provide the requested documents, why would someone rent to you? We recently shredded a rental application from a prospect interested in a...