by: Paul Howard, President Florida Landlord Network
It is our practice at The Florida Landlord Network first thing in the morning to review the list of new members who Registered at our website overnight. These names are carefully reviewed and vetted. You’d be amazed at the number hacking attempts we thwart every day.
Next, our system automatically sends an email to the new member with a short outline of the services we provide.
Late yesterday morning I took a phone call from one of those new members. She was very nice but insisted there had to be some sort of catch. After all, how can we provide all that we do at no cost?
It was during this conversation that I realized what a poor job I have done in explaining exactly who we are, what we do, and how we pay the bills.
Gainesville, Ga. - She thought she'd have no trouble one day selling her 10,000 square foot home in a gated community, complete with a beautiful view of Lake Lanier. Instead, a Hall County widow ran afoul of her tenant, a man known as the Mold Doctor.
Michael Pugliese -- aka the Mold Doctor -- faces a Georgia Medical Board investigation sparked by complaints from patients and former employees. He said he's done nothing wrong. Try telling that to a frustrated former landlord who still owns the home that Pugliese supposedly claimed was making his own family sick.
When Redditor GloriousGherkins was delivered his lease to sign by his landlord, it was sent in a Word document instead of a .pdf file, meaning GloriousGherkins could alter the text in any way he wanted.
So the crafty renter decided to sneak in an extra clause, stating that the landlord must provide birthday cakes to the renters. The clause, which is number 16 on the lease reads, "Lessor shall provide birthday cake for Lessee(s) in the weekend closest to their birthdays, which are June 7 and February 17. Vanilla cake is not acceptable."
In the comments, some Redditors argued about the sneakiness being illegal, but GloriousGherkins insisted that he is going to hold his landlord to the deal.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The last time FOX 4 Problem Solvers saw Miles Thomas, he didn't want anything to do with us. In fact, he pulled his T-shirt over his head when we tried to film him.
FOX 4 wanted to talk to Thomas about the homes he's been renting and selling in Kansas City which, according to multiple lawsuits and Jackson County property records, he doesn't own. The real homeowners have even called police, hoping to have Thomas arrested. But police say it's a civil matter.
SLATINGTON, PA -- A man told to leave the apartment where he was illegally staying repeatedly threatened to burn down the landlord's house, according to Slatington police.
Mark Rondeau, 46, was arraigned Tuesday morning on charges of making terroristic threats and harassment. Rondeau, whose last address was in Kernersville, North Carolina, was sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Austin, TX -- Former tenants of the Lakeview Apartments -- now the site of a future Oracle Corp. campus after a property sale -- filed a lawsuit on Monday against their former landlord for terminating their leases early.
Last year, dozens of residents at Lakeview Apartments were unceremoniously evicted from their homes with short notice. Oracle Corp.-- the world's second-largest software company -- later separately announced plans to build a huge campus on the site where Lakeview Apartments is located, yielding the reason why the residents have been evicted in the first place.
When a Vero Beach woman couldn’t find her crack pipe, she snapped and punched her landlord in the jaw.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by TC Palm, 41-year-old Mireille Hoffman of Vero Beach could not find her crack pipe on June 21 and took her anger out on her landlord.
Big changes could come to residential rental properties in Toledo, if lead legislation is passed. The ordinance would require residential rental single-family homes and duplexes to get lead tested if they were built before 1978.
Britain's biggest landlord has been caught in Brexit turmoil as he attempts to sell 1,000 properties just as buyers are stalling and pulling out of deals en-mass over market fears.
Fergus Wilson had planned to offload his entire portfolio of around 900 houses to a pool of foreign investors, which include both wealthy individuals and institutions.
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