Most Common Lease Violations

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-11 20:17:01

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Most Common Lease Violations


Renting out your apartment can be exciting but you must be ready to deal with problems that you may possibly experience in the future with some of your tenants like lease violations. It is better to be aware of those common lease violations to protect yourself if ever your tenant, hopefully not, happen to violate the lease agreement made between you and your renter.  


Here are the most common lease violations that a landlord might face. And some pointers that will help you deal with those common lease violations.


  • Unauthorized Pets. Bringing animals in an apartment without permission is one of the landlord's problems that have to be dealt with when it comes to the leasing agreement. There are risks a tenant might face if he/she sneaks a pet in a no-pet-allowed apartment because it can be considered a breach of contract. And there are also some apartments who allow a pet in the apartment but have a pet policy to protect the property. That is why it is always important to state in your lease agreement whether you like to allow a pet in your apartment or not. Ensure that tenants read and understand everything before signing the lease agreement.


  • Property Damage. In most states, the landlord has an obligation to ensure that the property is habitable, safe and clean for the tenants. It means that landlords need to keep up on repairs of the rental property to protect it. But it is a tenant's responsibility also to ensure that all needed repairs will be reported to the landlord. If tenant notice that there's something to be repaired it should be coordinated with the landlord or property manager right away if they are aware, so that landlord can act right away. If the damage gets worst, the tenant could be liable to that.


  • Unapproved Roommates. If you found out that your tenant has an unauthorized occupant, communicate with your tenant in a professional manner. Remind your tenant of the guest and co-tenant policy. If the unauthorized occupant will be living together with the tenant in your apartment for good, advise them that he/she need to be screened and approved.


  • Noise. This is one of the most common complaints landlords get from tenants, that their neighbor tenants are frequently making noise. It is important that a Noise Violation clause is included in the lease agreement that you and your tenants both singed. You must investigate the complaint first and speak to the tenant in a professional manner that’s been reported making frequent noise to remind about the lease agreement that you were both signed. If noise violation continues, serve your tenant a Cure or Quit notice. It will give your tenant an opportunity to fix the problem or vacating the property. If the tenant still continues with this action, this might lead to eviction.


Lastly, the landlord or property manager must be ready to deal with lease violations legally and professionally. To help you get more information on how to deal with most common lease violations you may check the website of where you can get advice from professional landlords. And you may also check our cloud-based property management software website which Smart Housing that will help landlord's life a lot easier that will provide an excellent product and services when it comes to online rent payment, tenant screening, prospective tenant online application and a lot more.











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