Articles — evictions

How to Ban Former Tenants and Unwanted Guests

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How to Ban Former Tenants and Unwanted Guests

Almost everyone in the rental industry has dealt with a tenant that, for whatever reason, they do not want to return to the property. Unfortunately, banning someone from your property is not as simple as telling them not to come back. Unless your lease restricts who your tenants are allowed to invite to the property as guests, then your current tenants may still invite a former tenant to come to the property as their guest, and you would violate the contract by trying to exclude that guest. Check out the video below for tips on how to deal with this...

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When Has a Unit Been Abandoned or Surrendered?

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When Has a Unit Been Abandoned or Surrendered?

It's often confusing for landlords to figure out when a tenant has abandoned or surrendered a rental unit and when they need to go through the eviction process. This video gives some ideas on how to best deal with the confusion. Enjoy!

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A Response to a Hit Piece on Landlords

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A Response to a Hit Piece on Landlords

On October 13, 2017, the Lexington Herald-Leader ran a front-page article that was nothing more than a hit piece against Lexington's private rental industry. The article's purpose, other than perpetuating a false narrative against landlords, was to promote a report released by the Lexington Fair Housing Council titled Locked Out: Foreclosure, Eviction and Housing Instability in Lexington, 2005-2016. You can read the report in its entirety here. You'll likely be appalled at the report's tone that landlords are the problem and at its suggestion that landlords profit from evictions and exploit the eviction process for personal gain. In short, the...

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Lessons from Eviction Court: New Thoughts on Partial Payments

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Lessons from Eviction Court: New Thoughts on Partial Payments

Last January, I published an article, linked here, on dealing with partial payments of rent from tenants. The issue of partial payments is largely governed by KRS 383.675 in URLTA areas. KRS 383.675 reads as follows: Acceptance of rent with knowledge of a default by the tenant or acceptance of performance by him that varies from the terms of the rental agreement constitutes a waiver of the landlord's right to terminate the rental agreement for that breach, unless otherwise agreed after the breach has occurred.  Three Options for Handling Partial Payments In my earlier article I described the three options...

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A Video about Videos: New Announcement

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A Video about Videos: New Announcement

Video Course announcement from Stephen Marshall on Vimeo.

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