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Selling Occupied Rental Property - From Web Surf News August 30-Sept. 6, 2011

Worst "Move-Out" Photos - From Web Surf News Aug 22-29, 2011

How YOU Can Access The MLS - From Web Surf News July 18, 2011

CEO Bill Moore of has something to say at Lowe's web-site on sub-leasing
(From posts to our followers on Twitter)

Avoiding the CPI Monster.   While it is customary to tie periodic rent increases in commercial leases to the CPI, this may not be in the landlord’s best interest.  Explore alternatives to the CPI rent increase cliché.

Five Keys to Successful Negotiation.  This article gives an outline of how to carry out a successful real estate negotiation.  The concepts are applicable to negotiating a purchase, or a lease with a new tenant, or for that matter, non-real estate matters as well. 

Knowing the Difference Between Assigned Lease, Sublease.    This article is a good one for lessors of residential and commercial property alike.  It contains a succinct explanation of the practical difference between a sublease and a lease assignment. 

Landlord-Tenant Law:  An Overview. This is a nice little article from the Legal Information Institute that will give you an understanding of the role of the rental agreement in the landlord-tenant relationship.  Also some interesting links.

Roommates and Rent:  How to Protect Yourself.  Here is an outline of the ins and outs of rent sharing between roommates.  If you are a landlord who permits this, give a copy of this article to your next tenant who asks permission to move someone in to share the rent. 

Softening the Blow of Submetering.  Submetering is becoming increasingly popular (see our article on the subject).  This article shows how to sell the idea to your tenants and implement it with a minimum of resistance. 

Tenants Must Negotiate Lease’s Words As Well As Rates.  This goes for landlords too, so read this.

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