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Landlord Legislation in Hawaii

Below is a list of laws for landlords in Hawaii. New resources, bills and articles are updated daily. You can also type in a Bill Number or Keyword in the search bar to find additional details on laws.

HI HB265 Relating To The Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits landlords from recovering possession of a dwelling unit from tenants if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Sets a tenant's liability for rent if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Provides remedies for retaliatory evictions.
Sponsors
Aaron Johanson Lisa Kitagawa
Last Action
Referred to CPC, JHA, referral sheet 1
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb265/

HI SB148 Relating To Taxation.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Requires landlords, lessors, or plaintiffs in a summary possession action based on nonpayment of monetary rent to submit a general excise tax license in good standing as a condition to the issuance of a writ of possession. Effective 5/6/2137. (HD1)
Sponsors
Joy San Buenaventura Rosalyn Baker Stanley Chang Michelle Kidani Karl Rhoads Maile Shimabukuro Lorraine Inouye Clarence Nishihara
Last Action
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0).
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb148/

HI HB1324 Relating To Commercial Property Rent Relief.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Establishes a commercial rent relief grant program to be administered by the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Requires that the commercial rent relief grants be given priority for moneys received through federal funding. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
Sponsors
Ty Cullen Henry Aquino Della au Belatti Lynn Decoite Stacelynn Eli Sharon Har Troy Hashimoto Linda Ichiyama Matthew Lopresti Nicole Lowen Scot Matayoshi Angus McKelvey Daynette Morikawa Nadine Nakamura Mark Nakashima Amy Perruso Adrian Tam David Tarnas Chris Todd Tina Wildberger Ryan Yamane Kyle Yamashita Lisa Marten
Last Action
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb1324/

HI SB380 Relating To The Residential Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Allows a landlord or landlord's agent to charge an application screening fee as part of the applicant screening process for renting residential property. Limits the amount that may be charged for an application screening fee. Requires the landlord or landlord's agent to return any unauthorized fee amounts to the applicant.
Sponsors
Mike Gabbard Stanley Chang
Last Action
Referred to HOU, CPN.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb380/

HI SB1388 Relating To The Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Extends the required period for a notice of summary possession from five business days to fifteen calendar days. Requires landlords to provide notice with specified terms to a tenant and enter into mediation with the tenant. Delays when a landlord may seek possession of a dwelling unit if the tenant schedules or attempts to schedule mediation. Requires landlords to provide the notice to mediation centers that offer free mediation for residential landlord-tenant disputes. Restricts when a landlord may exercise these remedies depending on the number of days that have elapsed following the expiration date of the governor's final eviction moratorium and the amount of rent due. Appropriates funds for the judiciary to contract for mediation services. Repeals 12/31/2022, or one year after expiration of the governor's final eviction moratorium emergency supplementary proclamation related to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, whichever is sooner. Effective 5/6/2137. (HD1)
Sponsors
Sharon Moriwaki Bennette Misalucha Michelle Kidani
Last Action
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Todd excused (1).
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb1388/

HI HB1376 Relating To The Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Extends the required period for a notice of summary possession from five days to fifteen days. Requires landlords to provide notice with specified terms and enter into mediation. Delays when a landlord may seek possession of a dwelling unit if the tenant schedules or attempts to schedule mediation. Requires landlords to provide the notice to mediation centers that offer free mediation for residential landlord-tenant disputes. Restricts when a landlord may exercise these remedies depending on the amount of rent due. Repeals one year after expiration of the governor's final eviction moratorium emergency supplementary proclamation related to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. (SD1)
Sponsors
Troy Hashimoto Della au Belatti Patrick Branco Lynn Decoite Linda Ichiyama Greggor Ilagan Jeanne Kapela Lisa Kitagawa Matthew Lopresti Nicole Lowen Sylvia Luke Lisa Marten Angus McKelvey Daynette Morikawa Nadine Nakamura Takashi Ohno Sean Quinlan Gregg Takayama Adrian Tam David Tarnas Chris Todd Justin Woodson Kyle Yamashita
Last Action
The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Chang, Misalucha, Nishihara, Riviere, San Buenaventura, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb1376/

HI SB36 Relating To Rental Discrimination.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits discrimination, including in advertisements for rental property, in rental transactions based on participation in a section 8 housing choice program or any permanent supportive housing program or requirements related to participation in these housing assistance programs. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
Sponsors
Stanley Chang Donovan Cruz Jarrett Keohokalole Michelle Kidani Chris Lee Karl Rhoads Joy San Buenaventura Rosalyn Baker Mike Gabbard Brian Taniguchi
Last Action
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JHA with Representative(s) Okimoto voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Todd excused (1).
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb36/

HI SB162 Relating To The Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Specifies that the amount of damages recoverable by a tenant subjected to an unlawful retaliatory eviction is equal to two months' rent. (SD1)
Sponsors
Chris Lee Stanley Chang Gil Keith-agaran Bennette Misalucha Karl Rhoads Michelle Kidani Glenn Wakai
Last Action
Referred to CPC, JHA, referral sheet 13
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb162/

HI SB563 Relating To Commercial Tenant Protection.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits a commercial landlord from initiating or continuing any action to evict or collect unpaid rent from a commercial tenant that has been adversely impacted by the economic effects of COVID-19 or official measures intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Sunsets 7/1/2022. (SD1)
Sponsors
Gil Keith-agaran Rosalyn Baker Kalani English Lorraine Inouye Dru Kanuha Michelle Kidani
Last Action
Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb563/

HI SB35 Relating To The Residential Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits landlords from recovering possession of a dwelling unit from tenants if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Sets a tenant's liability for rent if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Provides remedies for retaliatory evictions. Effective 7/1/2124. (SD1)
Sponsors
Stanley Chang Karl Rhoads
Last Action
Referred to CPC, JHA, referral sheet 22
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb35/

HI SB903 Relating To Affordable Housing.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Limits monthly rent increases for certain dwelling units to an unspecified per cent for the term of the rental agreement or every 12 months, whichever period is longer. Prohibits rent increases due to the landlord's negative cash flow resulting from refinancing or purchasing the rental dwelling unit. Establishes a rent stabilization advisory working group to advise on matters relating to the stabilization of certain dwelling unit rental amounts. Requires the legislative reference bureau to conduct a study on actions that other states have taken to incentivize landlords to stabilize rents.
Sponsors
Maile Shimabukuro Laura Acasio Stanley Chang Kurt Fevella Chris Lee
Last Action
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb903/

HI SB53 Relating To The Hawaii Public Housing Authority.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Establishes the landlord incentive program special fund to reimburse land owners who participate in the section 8 housing choice voucher program for repair costs of tenant-caused property damage when the repair costs exceed the tenant's security deposit. Makes an appropriation.
Sponsors
Stanley Chang
Last Action
The committee on HOU deferred the measure.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb53/

HI HB581 Relating To Commercial Tenant Protection.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits a commercial landlord from initiating or continuing any action to evict or collect unpaid rent from a commercial tenant that has been adversely impacted by the economic effects of COVID-19 or official measures intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Sunsets 7/1/2022.
Sponsors
Angus McKelvey Cedric Gates Linda Ichiyama Matthew Lopresti David Tarnas Tina Wildberger Lynn Decoite Lisa Marten
Last Action
Referred to PDP/ECD, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb581/

HI HB439 Relating To The Protection Of Tenants.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits landlords from recovering possession of a dwelling unit from tenants if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Sets a tenant's liability for rent if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Specifies that the damages for retaliatory evictions are equal to two months' rent or free occupancy for two months.
Sponsors
Amy Perruso Linda Ichiyama Jeanne Kapela Mark Nakashima Jackson Sayama
Last Action
The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb439/

HI HB632 Relating To Affordable Housing.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Limits monthly rent increases for certain dwelling units to an unspecified per cent for the term of the rental agreement or every 12 months, whichever period is longer. Prohibits rent increases due to the landlord's negative cash flow resulting from refinancing or purchasing the rental dwelling unit. Establishes a rent stabilization advisory working group to advise on matters relating to the stabilization of certain dwelling unit rental amounts. Requires the legislative reference bureau to conduct a study on actions that other states have taken to incentivize landlords to stabilize rents.
Sponsors
Cedric Gates Ernesto Ganaden Mark Hashem Dale Kobayashi Daynette Morikawa Jackson Sayama
Last Action
Referred to HSG, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 1
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb632/

HI SB1135 Relating To Rental Discrimination.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Creates a new chapter on "source of income" discrimination in rental transactions, adds definitions, and enforcement remedies by direct civil action. (SD1)
Sponsors
Ronald Kouchi
Last Action
Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC/WAM.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb1135/

HI SB52 Relating To Rent Control.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits landlords from increasing rent above a certain percentage over any twelve-month period. Establishes provisions for rent control. Excludes certain properties from rent control. Requires a report regarding the effectiveness of rent control in the State. Repeals on 12/31/2031.
Sponsors
Stanley Chang
Last Action
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb52/

HI SB946 Relating To Commercial Property Rent Relief.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Establishes a Commercial Rent Relief Grant Program. Requires that the commercial rent relief grants be given priority for moneys received through federal funding. Appropriates an unspecified amount to the emergency and budget reserve fund for the program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
Sponsors
Glenn Wakai Stanley Chang Lorraine Inouye Donna Kim Mike Gabbard Dru Kanuha Michelle Kidani Sharon Moriwaki Maile Shimabukuro
Last Action
Referred to PDP/ECD, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 23
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb946/

HI HB391 Relating To The Residential Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Establishes a process for the early termination of a rental agreement for certain active duty servicemembers who receive military orders to vacate civilian housing and move into on-post government quarters. Effective 7/1/2030. (SD1)
Sponsors
Takashi Ohno
Last Action
The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 03-30-21 9:50AM; Via Videoconference.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb391/

HI HB981 Relating To Rental Discrimination.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits discrimination, including in advertisements for rental property, in rental transactions based on participation in a section 8 housing choice program or any permanent supportive housing program or requirements related to participation in these housing assistance programs. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
Sponsors
Scott Saiki
Last Action
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JHA with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Eli excused (1).
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb981/

HI SB306 Relating To The Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits landlords from recovering possession of a dwelling unit from tenants if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Sets a tenant's liability for rent if habitability of the premises is significantly impaired. Provides remedies for retaliatory evictions.
Sponsors
Karl Rhoads Rosalyn Baker
Last Action
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-sb306/

HI HB227 Relating To Health.

Introduced Session

2021 Regular Session

Summary
Clarifies the group of professionals who are prohibited from knowingly referring or transferring patients to an uncertified or unlicensed care facility. Repeals the landlord exclusion. Requires the department of health to prioritize complaint allegations based on severity for inspections of state-licensed or state-certified care facilities. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD2)
Sponsors
John Mizuno Henry Aquino Linda Ichiyama Aaron Johanson Lisa Kitagawa Lisa Marten Scot Matayoshi Daynette Morikawa Nadine Nakamura Richard Onishi Amy Perruso Jackson Sayama Adrian Tam Tina Wildberger Lauren Matsumoto Angus McKelvey Gregg Takayama
Last Action
Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Har, Kong, Matayoshi excused (3).
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2021-hb227/

HI SB2996 Relating To The Landlord-tenant Code.

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Prohibits landlords from recovering possession of a dwelling unit from tenants if it is uninhabitable. Sets a tenant's liability for rent if it is uninhabitable. Provides remedies for retaliatory evictions. Takes effect 8/26/2050. (SD1)
Sponsors
Karl Rhoads
Last Action
This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Thursday 03-12-20 2:00PM in conference room 329.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2020-sb2996/

HI SB1532 Relating To Landlord-tenant Courts.

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Establishes the landlord-tenant courts.
Sponsors
Donna Kim Rosalyn Baker Donovan Cruz Kalani English Kurt Fevella Mike Gabbard Les Ihara Lorraine Inouye Dru Kanuha Gil Keith-agaran Sharon Moriwaki Clarence Nishihara Gil Riviere Russell Ruderman Maile Shimabukuro
Last Action
Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2020-sb1532/

HI SB2752 Relating To The Residential Landlord-tenant Act.

Introduced Session

2020 Regular Session

Summary
Allows a landlord or landlord's agent to charge an application screening fee as part of the applicant screening process for renting residential property. Limits the amount that may be charged for an application screening fee. Requires the landlord or landlord's agent to return any unauthorized fee amounts to the applicant.
Sponsors
Mike Gabbard
Last Action
Referred to CPC, FIN, referral sheet 36
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/hi-2020-sb2752/

Must-Know Hawaii Landlord-Tenant Laws

Law For Landlords

In the U.S., there are nearly 48.5 million rental units. A little over half of these rental units are owned by business entities, while the rest are owned by individual investors.

There are a lot of good reasons to own rental property in, including providing a passive income source as well as the potential for property value appreciation. Many Americans have managed to make rental property ownership their full-time job, while others might keep a few rental properties as a way of making extra income.

If you are considering becoming a landlord, you likely have a lot of questions. What regulations do landlords need to know? What should I know as a landlord in general?

Understanding landlord-tenant laws is essential for protecting yourself legally and financially. Here’s a brief guide for self-managing landlords regarding some of the most important federal and state laws.

The Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act is one of the two major federal laws that impact all property managers and landlords across the country. This is a law that prohibits discrimination due to national origin, race, religion, color, disability, sex or familial status. This law applies to:

  • Renting or buying a home
  • Seeking housing assistance
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Engaging in other housing-related activities

This law extends beyond leasing where landlords are concerned. It also applies to advertising, meaning that it is illegal to market your properties to any specific group of people.

Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a law that requires landlords to do a number of things when running a credit check. These include receiving permission from an applicant to run a credit report, informing the applicant if their credit report was the basis for adverse action or denial, and providing specific information regarding the credit reporting agency they used

Law Paint Law

It is required by landlords under federal law to disclose the presence of lead paint. They are not required to remove lead paint under federal law, but state laws might dictate otherwise. It’s important to learn about your state and municipality laws regarding lead paint in addition to the federal law.

Discrimination Law

Beyond the Federal Fair Housing Act, state and local laws might provide additional protection beyond the federal law. These might extend protections to people based on their sexual orientation, age, marital status, political association and even hairstyle.

Tenant Duties

While your tenant is responsible for some things, you should know what those things are as the landlord. Then, you can include those duties in your lease agreement. If a tenant doesn’t fulfill their duties, you may be able to provide a notice to vacate in law. Your tenants need to comply with local health and building codes to keep themselves and others safe. They also need to dispose of garbage safely and legally, and they need to use the property reasonably. That means living in the property, but unreasonable uses could include conducting business. Tenants are also responsible for keeping the property clean on a daily basis. They also can’t do anything that would disturb their neighbors, especially if you own a duplex or a similar property. A tenant must also ensure their guests also comply with these requirements. And whenever your tenant has any issues, they must notify you so that you can correct the problem.

Security Deposit Limit

Before a tenant moves in, you can charge them a security deposit. Fortunately, doesn’t have any limitations regarding the amount the deposit can be. You can set an amount based on the property’s rent or value. And you can charge a security deposit for short-term or long-term leases. Then, you can hold onto that amount for the duration of the tenant’s stay. While you can use the money from the deposit, it’s smart to keep it in a separate account. When the tenant moves out, you can make sure you have enough money to pay them back. You can outline the terms of the security deposit, such as the amount and when you will return it, in your lease agreement. That way, you and your tenant both understand the terms, and you can use similar language if you ever buy property in another state.

A Legal Lease Document

Each state and some municipalities might have laws regarding the lease contract. Rental contracts must abide by all laws and be legally written. It is necessary to indicate tenant names, monthly rental rates, and leasing periods clearly.

In some jurisdictions, it is required that certain legal disclosures be included in the lease document. Working with a lawyer to produce your rental contract can help ensure that the lease provides all of the required information and doesn’t break any federal, state, or local laws.

Required Disclosures

It is common in many states to require landlords to inform tenants about individual landlord policies, certain state laws, or specific information about the rental. It might be required that this is disclosed within the lease itself or in additional documentation.

It’s important to look into your state’s requirements about disclosures. However, some commonly required disclosures include notice of recent deaths, mold, meth contamination, or other safety or health hazards.

Providing a Safe Environment

One important landlord-tenant law has to do with the habitability of the rental unit. The definition of “safe, habitable condition” might be different between states. For this reason, you must familiarize yourself with the laws for landlords in your location.

Typically, this means that the property cannot have serious deficiencies. It also means that fixtures, appliances, heating, and plumbing need to be in working order. You also cannot rent out a property that is infested with pests or insects.

 Landlords are usually responsible for dealing with infestations even if the outbreak happens after the tenant moves in. However, in many states, this can be avoided by specifying that the renter is responsible for pest control.

Laws About Making Repairs

In the lease agreement, it will be outlined that the tenants are responsible for reporting necessary repairs. It then becomes the landlord’s responsibility to complete the repairs within an appropriate amount of time.

If a landlord doesn’t make a repair in a timely manner in a way that impacts the safety or health of a tenant, a tenant might have the right to withhold rent.

Security Deposits

It is common for landlords to require a security deposit from the tenant. This is in order to cover the costs of any damage the tenant causes or if they fail to pay rent. A landlord must refund the security deposit unless it is needed to cover the cost of fixing property damage or covering default rent payments.

In some states, how the security deposit is kept is dictated by the law. It is also typically required that an itemized list of deductions must be provided to the tenant if the landlord is using some of the deposit for these purposes.

The unused portion of the deposit must be returned and the itemized statement must be provided. If they aren’t, the landlord can face financial and legal repercussions.

Renters Right To Privacy

Most landlord-tenant rules and regulations cover the right to quiet enjoyment of a tenant. This means that it is their right to live on a property undisturbed. The landlord must give proper notice before entering the rental unit, which is usually 24 to 48 hours unless there is an emergency.

Landlords can only enter the rental property for valid reasons and at a reasonable time of day after giving notice.

Landlord-Tenant Laws: Essential For Protecting Yourself Legally and Financially

Without a good understanding of landlord-tenant laws, you can find yourself in a mess of legal and financial trouble. It’s therefore very important to familiarize yourself with the federal, state, and local laws regarding the rights of tenants and the responsibilities of landlords.

Are you looking for more valuable resources to serve as a guide for self-managing landlords? You can find more resources and guides here.

Reviewing Laws for Landlords

Understanding laws for landlords is essential for keeping your properties up and running. It can also protect you and your finances if you have a problematic tenant or experience other issues. Whether you just bought your first rental property or are looking to expand, you should understand how these laws affect you. That way, you won’t have to worry about losing everything. Do you want to learn more about laws for landlords? Let us know.

Please understand that because of the nature of the topic, this page has been written in a generalized form. Further guidance should be sought on the topic being searched by the landlord.

Hawaii Landlord Legislation Blog

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

A Guide to Section 8 for Landlords

Over 10 million Americans are afforded federal rental assistance under a program known as Section 8 housing. This federal rental assistance can be used all over the United States, which means that all US landlords should have a basic understanding of what Section 8 is and how it works. In short, Section 8 housing provides a solution for low-income families and individuals who are in need of housing. But how does Section 8 housing work for landlords? If you’ve poked around online

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Pros and Cons of Month-to-Month Rental Leases

The real estate market is in a particularly unusual state in 2021 as the overall economy seeks to correct itself during an ongoing pandemic. One of the more surprising results of the past year is that while housing prices are going up, the cost to rent is, in many places, going down or stabilizing. Now is a great time for property owners to analyze the kind of leasing agreements they typically offer. Is month-to-month rental a better solution in the present,

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A Guide to Squatter Rights- What Landlords Absolutely Need to Know

If you’re a landlord who has recently discovered the presence of unknown tenants living in one of your properties, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Is this trespassing? Can you simply kick them out? The answer is not quite so simple, assuming these unexpected tenants are squatters. We tend to think of squatters in basic, colloquial terms: people who have moved into a property they don’t own or rent and live there without permission. However, you’ve probably also heard

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A Complete Guide to Every Step in the Eviction Process

As a landlord, your hope is to bring on high-quality tenants that abide by the lease and pay rent on time each month. However, you might be surprised at how likely it is that you could find yourself going through the eviction process at some point in your tenure. In the past few years, US eviction data was compiled and revealed just how common evictions actually are. In fact, in 2016 alone, 2.3 million evictions were filed in America. Our goal is

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The Landlord’s Guide to Rent Collection

There are over 10 million individual landlords in the United States, each with its own methods for rent collection. How a landlord collects rent, what they charge, and how they deal with late payments has to do both with their personal preferences and the laws in their state. Renting is a great way to earn side money or even a full liveable income, but there are many things to consider before you begin looking for tenants. If you have a property you’re interested

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What to Know Before Creating an LLC for a Rental Property

Interested in joining the more than 11 million real estate investors making money off rental properties? It’s a form of potentially passive income with great appeal, but like any investment, it also comes with potential risks. One way to mitigate risk is by setting up a business that would own the property rather than buying it in your own name. Creating an LLC for a rental property can help manage income, taxes, and liability for your rental business. If you’ve been wondering,

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