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Commercial leases often give the tenants more responsibility for maintenance and upkeep than residential renting agreements. Are you wondering why that is?

Commercial Tenants are Different than Residential Tenants

Commercial leases handle maintenance differently for many reasons:

Time

One re...

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You’re the proud owner of a super commercial space, and you’ve just learned that a restaurant is interested in doing business out of your property. This is great news, and you believe that the type of eatery would be a good fit for the location. Leasing to restaurants can be sticky business, however...

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Remember the case of Roland Hawkins, the Colorado Springs landlord who came home from vacation to discover squatters living in his rental property? The case made the news because Colorado law required him to go through a full eviction.

Unfortunately, it happens all the time.

For example, Gerry ...

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Should You Rent to College Students?

September 28, 2018, 12:00 pm

If your residential property is located near a college or university, you may find yourself with a lot of applications from students.

Many landlords are afraid to rent their apartment or house to college-aged young adults, fearing house-wrecking parties or gross lack of care of the property. Shoul...

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How to Avoid Trouble When Renting to Relatives

September 12, 2018, 12:00 pm

Mixing personal with business is a set up for souring both pursuits; the real estate field is no exception to overlap in family and enterprise. Renting a property to family can get sticky whether your cousin is running a store out of your commercial space or whether your son is living in your baseme...

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