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  • Timmi posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    As a guarantor in CA, not residing in the leased apartment, may I give a 30-day notice?

    Most Guarantor agreements last the length of the lease. At the end of that period if you wish to remove your guaranty you can give notice of that intention several months ahead of the end of lease date. The landlord may choose not to continue with the tenant…[Read more]

  • In most places your landlord is required to send a statement indicating what expenses were paid with your security deposit. This usually has to be done within a certain number of days after you move out. If you […]

  • Ok, this happens sometimes. But there actually may be a reason. Have you spoken to your tenant about the late payments? If not, I recommend that you do so. What you said here is that he pays every month but just […]

  • Hi everyone! I’ve been presented with an opportunity of a lifetime today and need some advice from you amazing people!  My grandfather has been working out his will and apparently, I’m going to be the reci […]

  • Timmi posted an update 1 year ago

    Is an email a legal notice for entering an apartment?
    Yes it is sufficient. Even a phone call is legal notice. As the tenant you are usually required by the terms of your lease to honor requests to enter for inspections or repairs. If it is close to the time your lease expires, you may also need to give access to prospective applicants to rent the…[Read more]

  • Timmi posted an update 1 year ago

    As a landlord, if you got into a screaming match with your tenant, would you evict them?
    Timmi Ryerson
    Timmi Ryerson, bought and sold residential, commercial and investment real estate own SPS
    Answered just now
    I have never let any disagreement become a screaming match from my side. I have had tenants threaten me, scream at me and tell me that…[Read more]

  • Timmi posted an update 1 year ago

    I went to court in order to evict my tenant. The judge said if they don’t pay by Friday, they’re gone. They offered to pay me on Saturday. If I accept the payment can I still file an eviction against them?
    Timmi Ryerson
    Timmi Ryerson, Landlord at Owner Residential Rental Properties (1986-present)
    Answered just now
    That is the real problem with…[Read more]

  • Timmi posted an update 1 year ago

    Is it illegal to charge a deposit for a room in an apartment in Chicago?
    Timmi Ryerson
    Timmi Ryerson, bought and sold residential, commercial and investment real estate own SPS
    Answered just now
    If you have the right to sublet, you can be charged a security deposit by the person from whom you are subletting. Check your landlord tenant laws and be…[Read more]

  • Timmi posted an update 1 year ago

    Will an eviction notice show on my rental history if I move out?

    If you move out, you also need to pay your rent. Otherwise your landlord will go to court to get a judgement and then initiate collection against that judgement. I saw that someone said that there is no rental database. That is not true. There is now reporting of evictions to…[Read more]

  • Timmi posted an update 1 year ago

    New Property Management Company- Marketing Advice
    Hi all. I have spent the last few years acquiring/managing rental units (5 total). Next month my company should have the required licensing to manage properties on behalf of other owners.

    My question is: how should I start marketing my property management services? Any thoughts on Google AdWords,…[Read more]

  • Basically no. In all states there are landlord tenant laws that dictate the length of time required for giving notice even if there is no obvious reason for doing so, from your point of view. However, if you fail […]