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quiet enjoyment

Tenants obtain many rights once they sign the lease agreement. One such right is the right to enjoy their rented premises in peace and quiet, which is enshrined in law as the Implied Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment. 

The Implied Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment is a federal law that your tenants are entitled to regardless of whether or not you’ve mentioned it in the lease agreement. It requires you to ensure your tenant lives in their rented premises in peace and quiet, away from unreasonable nuisances, noises, and disruptions. 

What Do the Terms Implied and Quiet Mean? 

The meaning of ‘imply’ is to express indirectly. And whenever something is implied, it’s understood to be true or to exist, although it’s not stated directly or in a legal…

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property listings

The first step to preparing a property for sale or rent is creating a rental property listing and ad copy. Words have the power of catching a potential buyer's attention as they scroll through listings. So, what makes for a good property listing? It incorporates strong descriptions, engaging narratives, and well-composed photographs.

This article will cover how to create the ideal property listing that will get you the best possible results.

Write a Persuading Opening Statement

The opening statement is the most crucial phase in your property listing. It either entices the reader to continue reading or pushes them away to the next one. The goal is to make them stick with you, so use inviting language that makes them want to explore further.

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tenant complains

Whenever a tenant rents a unit from the landlord, they sign a lease agreement that lays out both the landlord and tenant's rights and responsibilities. That being said, a lease will not cover every issue that can come up during the tenancy period.

As a landlord, how you deal with tenant problems and complaints will determine the landlord-tenant relationship. It will also have an impact on your ability to retain long-term tenants. This blog focuses on some of the top complaints from the tenants and how to solve the problems. 

Lack of Repairs or Maintenance Issues

For any landlord, tenancy issues usually start when there are some maintenance issues within their rental unit. Because the tenant is not the property owner, they are often…

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landlord tenant partnership

The relationship shared between a landlord, and his or her tenants varies from one individual to the other. It’s important to foster a good working relationship with your tenants to ensure that they rent from you long-term. Failing to find common ground early on can lead to issues down the line with your renters. 

Although it’s the responsibility of both parties to partake in the building of the relationship, the landlord is the overseer. Therefore it’s in a landlord's best interest to utilize some crucial tips in building and maintaining a healthy and respectful landlord-tenant relationship. 

Keep reading to discover the nine tips a landlord should use to forge solid relationships with their Clarksville tenants!

1. Communication

In order…

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being a landlord

While seeking to cut down on expenses and have more control over the goings-on of the property, some landlords may consider becoming a DIY landlords. However, without prior experience, and industry knowledge, there are some common mistakes that most landlords make. 

The team from Cory Real Estate Services seeks to inform landlords of a few mistakes that they can avoid. We have a reputation in Clarksville and beyond as a service provider who comprehensively meets the needs of their clients.

Keep on reading if you want to learn how to avoid potentially costly mistakes while managing your property. 

Don’t Skip Regular Property Inspections 

It’s your duty as a landlord to provide your tenants with a habitable environment to live in. This means…

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pricing a home

Wondering how much you should price your Clarksville property? The rental pricing of your property can determine the success of your real estate investment. 

If you price your home too high, you are bound to experience a high turnover of tenants in the long run. You also risk seeing long periods of vacancy which can very costly. On the other hand, rental prices that are below the market will reduce your ROI. In addition, you might not be able to meet your financial obligations such as mortgage payments and insurance premiums. 

To get you on the right path, the team from Cory Real Estate, a leading property management company in Clarksville has put together the following tips. With the right rental price, you are bound to enjoy stable and…

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tenants with pets

Pet owners adore their pets and offer them the same care and love that they would a family member. These owners will be seeking to rent a unit in your investment property. As the landlord, it's natural that you might feel a bit skeptical about it, considering the potential for property damage caused by the furry friends. 

Do you rent your property to a tenant with a pet? Are there any benefits to such a scenario? This post will cover the benefits of renting to pet owners and provide advice on how to mitigate damages.

The ‘Pets’ Issue 

Having pets on a property increases the risk of damage to the property. Pets can scratch up your beautiful wooden floor or leave stains and smell on your carpet. Your curtains and blinds might also be in danger…

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best renovations

While getting renters for your property is a crucial part of ensuring the success of your investment, keeping them long-term is the next big milestone in the leasing process. One method that’s guaranteed to attract and keep tenants is upgrading the amenities and renovating the property. 

Rental renovations and improvement differ slightly from the renovations that you would do to your own home. This is because you need to consider amenities that improve the appeal and functionality of the space to your target demographic. You’re not designing the space based on your wants and needs. 

So, what amenities and property improvements should landlords aim for? In this article, the reputable team at Cory Real Estate Services offers a few suggestions. 

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prevent damages

A rental property has several risks attached to it just like any other investment. One that ranks highly and has far-reaching effects on the value is property damage by tenants. Even though it’s the tenants’ responsibility to take care of the property and reasonably maintain it, some tenants fail to honor the agreement.  

Some damages can be the result of neglect either by the tenant or the landlord. Other times the property can require updates due to normal wear and tear. Taking care of repairs in property can be a costly affair. 

Even the little repairs that are considered affordable at first may add up in the long run. It is therefore important to plan and have set measures that can protect you as a landlord from such events. 

This article…

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get more rent

Conversations about rent prices and rent increases can be difficult and hinder the landlord-tenant relationship. The subject of a rental increase often comes up when a tenant would like to renew their lease. Oftentimes, tenants will move out after the rental increase.  

There are many reasons why a rent increase or new streams of income may be necessary for your rental business. However, before implementing a rental increase it’s important to undertake some important steps. 

In this article, you’ll get some tips to help you determine how you can successfully raise your rent without losing tenants.  

Confirm What the Law Dictates

Before implementing your decision on escalating the rental charge for your investment property, it’s important…

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