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Abandonment Issues & Landlords

Tenant abandonment is a complicated issue and there are no clear answers. The bottom line though, is this: a writ of possession, issued and executed by the sheriff, is ALWAYS the safest option.First, you need to realize that the law on abandonment of a leasehold is not favorable to a landlord. It turns on theContinue Reading

Landlords & Lockouts

Five Minute Fact Pattern: Manager Marta, who is new to property management, lives on-site at an apartment community. At 3:00 in the morning, Social Sam, a “tenant” knocks on her door. Social Sam is obviously intoxicated and has misplaced his keys. Manager Marta lets Social Sam into the apartment that she knows he shares withContinue Reading