With hurricane and tropical storm season underway, it is also important for both landlords and renters to ensure that they have taken proper measures to remain safe.
Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 09, 2017
Rentec Direct, the leading property management software solution for real estate professionals, has tapped into its expertise to offer advice for renters and landlords in areas of natural disaster. If property is damaged during a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Harvey-related flooding, damage will affect both displaced renters and the owners who need to repair or rebuild their properties. Rentec Direct, which works with more than 13,000 property managers and over 100,000 renters nationwide, has published resources to help provide some guidelines and tips for those affected.
Nathan Miller, president and founder of Rentec said, “Thousands have been displaced by flooding in Texas alone, with more being affected by Hurricane Irma and fires along the western half of the United States. While each state has different laws, there are guidelines available that can help advise renters on their rights and landlords on their responsibilities.”
For example, in a recent article to help educate victims of the Texas flooding, Rentec reminds landlords that they are required to provide livable housing under the legal doctrine called “implied warranty of habitability.” In addition, Texas law requires that tenants continue paying rent, even if the property is damaged. Many other laws are outlined in the article to help victims navigate during this difficult time.
With hurricane and tropical storm season underway, it is also important for both landlords and renters to ensure that they have taken proper measures to remain safe. Simple procedures such as opening lines of communication, backing up files, creating an emergency preparedness kit and preparing a property before a storm hits can make a big difference. More can be found here: https://www.rentecdirect.com/blog/hurricane/
Renters, investors, landlords, and property managers in affected areas are advised to seek licensed legal assistance in their area for more advice on their state’s rental laws.
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