Trying to keep up with a dog or a cat in a home can be a handful. In an apartment or even a home, it can sometimes be challenging. Not every rental property or HOA allows pets, but if they do you want to be able to keep up with any damages that may be caused. Here are a few suggestions to help out. Grooming your animal regularly will help keep that unruly hair in check. If you are bathing them at home make sure to clean out the drain, and have a place for them to dry off. You don’t want them destroying the..
Our Sense of Smell… The sense of smell is closely linked with memories, probably more so than any of our other senses. It causes a recollection of memory, emotion and even attraction. Smells can shape our moods, our behavior and and our decisions. Yet it is something that goes mainly “un-noticed” in our daily lives. So why wouldn’t we want to cause a positive reaction to the “smell” of a home. With Fall at our door, why not make your home smell just a bit more like the weather. Whether you are selling a home, renting it out, or simply having friends over, here are some..
Should I rent or should I buy? How do you know when you are ready to buy? Should you keep renting and save more? What is the benefit of home ownership? These are all questions that we ask at sometime in our lives? Here are some common questions you should be asking if you want to know whether it is right for you to buy or rent. Is your rent on the rise? The majority of rents in Utah are not “rent controlled” which means that they can rise as much or as little as the market bares. Sometimes they increase slightly, but other..
I was dared by a friend to see how long I could go without paying rent before I get any eviction notices AND then see how many of those notices I could get pushed back with excuses…. WOW, just wow….
While a seemingly perfect tenant was residing in a single family home. They asked the landlord if they could install a half-bath in the basement. The tenant was a licensed contractor, so the owner felt that they would be able to trust them with wanted upgrades, repairs, etc. The landlord happily purchased the supplies and trusted the tenant to make the improvements in exchange for free rent. After the tenant moves out, the landlord goes into a property to do a move-out inspection. He was shocked to find the bathroom that had been installed in the basement was in the MIDDLE of the bedroom...
Eviction Amendments Proposal adds 24 days and $1,120 cost + eliminates treble damages A proposal from a State Senator would add 24 days to an eviction, cost $1,120 more each and remove treble damages provisions from Utah Law. The balance in Utah Landlord/Tenant law is threatened by a new proposal to extend the length of an eviction by 24 days and to remove treble damages provisions, according to UAA Executive Director, Paul Smith. “A State Senator reached out to us very early in the process (the 2017 legislature begins in January) about changing the eviction statute to favor tenants. He says..
There is a common myth out there that is believed by many that as long as one person has insurance…. everyone is covered! When speaking about a home in general, lets take mine for example. I have home owners insurance, if a fire breaks out it covers the repairs and replaces “hopefully” all that is lost that can be replaced. But that isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to rental properties. It is becoming increasingly more common for management companies and owners of rental properties to require tenants to have renters insurance. Here are the top reasons why: If your tenant somehow..