Michigan Fair Housing Act: an Overview

Michigan Fair Housing Act: an Overview

The Fair Housing Act came into law in 1968, necessitated by the rampant cases of housing discrimination that existed at the time. Now, thanks to the Michigan Fair Housing Laws, landlords carry many responsibilities. We at Nelson Property Management have put together this a basic overview of the Michigan Fair Housing Act so all landlords understand their basic responsibilities and avoid discrimination based behaviour. The Protected Characteristics in the State of Michigan Michigan Fair Housing and Civil Rights Act came into existence …

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Guide to Making a Solid Lease Agreement for Your Rental Property

Guide to Making a Solid Lease Agreement for Your Rental Property

A lease agreement is a contract that is legally binding and is made between a tenant and a landlord. It emphasizes the responsibilities and rights of each party. It is limited in duration (usually a year). It's important that you make a solid lease agreement as a landlord since it will greatly affect the outcome of your rental property experience. A good lease agreement is as detailed as possible and includes pet policies, lease terms, subleasing, rent terms, and occupancy limit. In more detail, here are things to consider when creating a soli…

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How to Attract Long-Term Tenants

How to Attract Long-Term Tenants

Long-term tenants are good for any landlord’s bottom line. Not only do they guarantee consistency in rental income, but they’re also the caliber of tenants that will care for your property like they would their own. Attracting a long-term tenant isn’t a walk in the park, though – especially in a competitive rental market like Metro Detroit. But is it impossible? Not at all! All you require is the right strategy. The following are tips on how you can attract a long-term tenant for your rental property. 1. Market Your Property On a Continuous …

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Renting Out Your Home in Metro Detroit: Everything You Should Consider

Renting Out Your Home in Metro Detroit: Everything You Should Consider

Are you contemplating renting out your Metro Detroit home? If you are, that can be a great move! Currently, Metro Detroit is an excellent place to invest in for both cash flow and property appreciation. The population is increasing, the market is doing great, and home values are rising. There is a lot that goes into renting out a home, though. It’s not as easy as putting it up on a few listing sites and waiting for interest to come in. Now that you’ve decided to rent out your Metro Detroit home, here’s everything you need to know to make it a…

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Water Damage in Rental Properties

Water Damage in Rental Properties

Winter is coming. Are you ready? When the temperatures begin to drop and the snow and ice start to fall, properties can take the toll and bear the brunt of the damage. There are several advantages to living in a rental property, including maintenance being the responsibility of your property management company. But there are still steps you should take to avoid disaster and property damage. Have you inspected your rental property’s exterior lately? Whether you are in a single-family rental, townhome complex, apartment, or even a commercial sp…

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