14-12-2014

I recently had a tenant from Milton, GA contact me demanding that we install a carbon monoxide (CO) detector in the property, claiming that it was the landlords lawful duty to do so.  I have, also had tenants from other communities in Georgia such as Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Woodstock with similar demands.

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11-12-2014

My partner Terri recently wrote a blog about irreconcilable defects on a home, and Kelly, one of our five-star real estate agents in Roswell, GA recently wrote one specifically about her experience listing a property in proximity to power lines.  Their vantage points were those of the impact such defects had on their ability to market homes for sale.  

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03-12-2014

You have a home that backs up to high-tension power lines or a busy highway.  Maybe it’s sitting in a flood plain or has some other physical defect that is not economically reconcilable.  What can you do to sell the property?

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24-11-2014

Before trying to answer this question, perhaps it would be a good idea to check if the premise of the question is even fair.  Well, you can test it out for yourself.  If you are a home owner, put your address in on www.Zillow.com and see what information you get.  

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17-11-2014

Most leases have a provision that puts tenants on notice that if they terminate their lease early they will remain obligated for the remainder of the rent due through the original term of the lease.  However, what if the situation is to the benefit of the landlord?  Does this change the story?

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12-11-2014

My guess is that many landlords and professional property managers are making a similar mistake that I had made for many years.  I have traditionally notified my tenants when in default of lease that they would be deemed to be in breach of agreement if they did not cure their default 

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05-11-2014

One of my agents recently asked me if we had a special form or process for dealing with landlords that wanted us to do some task or refrain from doing some task the essence of which was not adequately mentioned in the management agreement.  This was my answer: 

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28-10-2014

The prevailing local rhetoric is that tenants can do a repair-and-deduct.  However, the statutes do not support it and common law on this is thin.  I recently dug back into case law looking for more information about this procedure.

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