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Renters Are Staying Longer. Why?

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2024, Cain Publications, Inc. Mike Charton has lived in his apartment for many years. When I asked my fellow author what kept him there, he listed five things. Those five things reflect reasons renters stay … Continue reading

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HUD’s New Guidance Adjusts Screening Policy

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2024, Cain Publications, Inc. One bad tenant can destroy a rental business. That’s why we screen applicants carefully by examining credit reports, rental histories, employment information, and verifying that the information is accurate and belongs … Continue reading

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How to Lose an Eviction

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2024, Cain Publication, Inc. Losing an eviction starts when you send a notice to your tenant demanding that he or she pay the past?due rent or move, but you make a mistake and lose the … Continue reading

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Setting Occupancy Standards Can Lead to Legal Problems

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2024, Cain Publications, Inc. How can you conform to a law that has no specific, measurable requirements? Impossible? Perilous? Case in point are the occupancy standards for rental properties that HUD expects rental owners to … Continue reading

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Who Will Pay the Rent Next Month?

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2024, Cain Publications, Inc. Who won’t be paying the rent next month? Half of US tenants can’t afford to pay their rent, CNN reported on January 24. Not surprising since the median rents have increased … Continue reading

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Two Easy Application Verification Tricks

by Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2024, Cain Publications, Inc. They seem like nice people, and they may be. Appropriately well-dressed with children who are both respectful and behaved, they might just be great tenants. But we can’t take appearances and … Continue reading

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Job Scams Result in Monetary Losses and Criminal Charges

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2024, Cain publications, Inc. Law-abiding citizens don’t expect the police to come knocking on their doors with search warrants and raid their houses. But what if, unbeknownst to them, they aren’t law-abiding? That’s what happened … Continue reading

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How Employee Theft Affects Business Profits

By Robert L. Cain,Copyright 2024, Cain Publications, Inc. The owner of ABC Technology (not its real name) was surfing EBay looking for used equipment and found two new computers for sale across town that matched two she had seen delivered … Continue reading

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Dark Patterns Scam Internet Users

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2023, Cain Publications, Inc. Crime does pay. Credit Karma made millions with their scam for which the Federal Trade Commission fined them $3 million, lunch money to Credit Karma. They garnered 2500 data points from … Continue reading

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For Want of  A Screw

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2023, Cain Publications, Inc. Several years ago a lawyer called me who was representing a property owner who had been sued by someone who got injured on the owner’s property.  The owner hadn’t done much … Continue reading

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