Collections Tip

This week we’re discussing two major lawsuits filed against a landlord and screening agency respectively along with a funny end to the podcast…

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Show Notes:

0:00 – 0:41 Intro and shout out to CJM.

0:42 – 1:47 What you will hear in today’s episode.

1:48 – 2:28 Natalie from Illinois shares a collections tip on the Landlord Hotline. 

2:29 – 4:49 Steve and Eric discuss Natalie’s tip

4:50 – 8:35 In The News segment about CNN’s article, “Landlords Across America Are Cheering Sears’ Bankruptcy.” 

8:36 – 9:52 In The News segment about Stephen Goldstein’s book, Why Are There Snowblowers In Miami? and why Sears was selling snowblowers at its Miami store. 

9:53 – 19:59 In The News story about the settlement between the FTC and the company Realpage and why RentPrep uses live human screening. 

19:59  – 22:45 In The News discussion about theonion.com tips for dealing with the difficult landlords. 

22:46 – 25:12 Why it is hard for property management agencies to have good ratings, and how Eric advises tenants when they ask for help on RentPrep’s blog.

25:13 – End – Eric’s new EDM single, What Does The Lease Say? 

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Resources Mentioned:

The Biggest Tenant Class Action Suit Ever Settled Against Landlords:

http://www.startribune.com/biggest-tenant-class-action-suit-ever-settled-against-landlords-frenz-and-zorbalas/497307911/

The Settlement Between The FTC And The Company Realpage:

https://www.realpage.com/news/realpage-ftc-settlement-statement/

The CNN Article About The Sears’ Bankruptcy:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/15/business/sears-kmart-real-estate-reits/index.html

Why Sears Was Selling Snowblowers At Its Miami store:

https://www.pjstar.com/news/20160531/so-why-was-sears-selling-snowblowers-at-its-miami-store

Theonion.com Tips For Dealing With The Difficult Landlords:

https://www.theonion.com/tips-for-dealing-with-a-difficult-landlord-1829656774

What Does the Lease Say? 

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I believe the biggest mistake you can make in life is not learning from them. I've been a landlord since 2009 and still learning all the time.

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