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Legal Articles and Information for Landlords and Property Managers
by the Attorneys at the Law Offices of Heist, Weisse & Wolk, P.A.
VOLUME 12 – ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE
VOLUME 12 – ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE
So your resident calls you up. No water pressure from the shower. They have been putting up with it for months, but now it is terrible. Your plumber goes out, and $100 later it is fine. The problem? Dirt, sediment, and sand in the shower head. An avoidable expense? You bet, but you need to have your handyman check this when you do the move-in inspections. More owner money is wasted because of the failure to check the most basic things in the rental. Want to anger a resident or lose an account? Ignore these little items that add up in cost and aggravation.
We are constantly asked for clauses to be placed in the lease that will protect the property owner in the event the resident decides to file bankruptcy. It simply can’t be done. If creditors could put clauses in contracts that stated that a bankruptcy of a debtor would not affect them or would exempt them, EVERYONE would do it. It is not called “bankruptcy protection” by accident. It protects the person who files bankruptcy. If an applicant tells you of an intent to file bankruptcy, you need to be scared, very scared. NOTHING can safely protect the owner.