Protecting Tenants from an Objectionable Property Manager
Rental property owners should be particularly careful when hiring a property manager because it is this person who will be interacting with all tenants, and has access to all master keys. A tenant who gets hurt or has property stolen or damaged by a manager, could sue the property owner for failing to screen or supervise the manager properly.
The following is a list of ideas complied from NOLO Law for All to help owners avoid risky situations.
- Scrupulously check a property manager’s background to the fullest extent allowed by law.
- Closely supervise the manager’s job performance, if needed.
- If tenants complain about illegal acts by a property manager, pay attention, and follow through with the complaint.
- Property owners should make sure their insurance policy covers illegal acts performed by their employee’s.