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ATTENTION LANDLORDS: Do You Knock On Doors To Collect Rent?
This is the second time in just a couple of years that a Louisville Landlord was shot dead by their tenant. The previous murdered Landlord was a dispute over a $58 utility bill
LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – A SWAT standoff in Portland is now over after a man fatally shot another man in the 2300 block of Griffiths in Portland.
The suspect, 21-year-old Joshua Lewis Young is charged in his death. LMPD said the shooting was the result of a landlord tenant dispute.
The landlord was fatally shot when he arrived at the home to collect rent.
From SKY11, you could see dozens of officers, K-9 units and the SWAT team surrounding Young’s residence and the nearby area where the search for Young happened for most of the day. Neighbors, many who wanted to conceal their identity because of fear of retaliation, said they heard several gunshots around noon Monday.
“Whatever gets in their way, they are going to shoot. Something has got to be done this world is getting crazy every day, every day,” one neighbor said.
LMPD said the landlord arrived at a home in the 2800 block of Griffiths to collect rent and was shot by Young multiple times. The landlord then left the scene in an effort to drive himself to the hospital.
“A little later officers found the victim that had been shot multiple times at corner of 24th and Owen Street. He was taken to University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead,” Dwight Mitchell, Spokesperson for LMPD, said.
SWAT teams rushed in and moved neighbors to safety. It’s a scene that neighbors said they never would have imagined.
“This is too close to home. I have been here 60 years and nothing like this has ever happened in my 60 years of being here,” another neighbor said.
The family said Young was in the home at the time with his girlfriend and a 3-year-old child. They were not harmed.
DEATH PENALTY for Unpaid Rent? – True Story
The article below was published on April 18, 2016
FYI, in my hometown Louisville, Ky,
a 49 year old landlord murdered by tenant over a 58 utility bill
(this article follows the first article below)
Landlord KILLS Tenant
because he did not pay $550 rent
A South Florida landlord is accused of fatally shooting a tenant following an argument over rent.
Mike Butler has the flu or worse on this one. His voice is about gone. Great information for cash flow, tips and more. Click Here for Full Video/Article (Members Only)
BEST Screening tool for Landlords: Housekeeping Check
After working up their application on paper and on the phone – get out of the office!
Ride by and see where they live. If it is ugly, tall grass, cars in the yard, no need to stop. If it looks okay from the street, then stop and knock on the door.
You MUST verify they actually live in this pretty home.
I explain my company sent me over and it is one of the final steps in their application process.
This almost final step is “Our way of verifying you live here and to see how you take care of your home.”
If you feel safe enough to eat a bologna sandwich then it looks like you might have found a good tenant. Many times I have stopped by and knocked on the door only to discover the applicant does not live there but is a relative or friend who asked for a favor.
#1 BEST SCREENING TOOL! – “HOUSEKEEPING CHECK”
Managing tenants effectively builds our wealth and begins with screening tenants properly when they submit an application. Most landlords use applications for a fee. My objective here is to give you a smorgasbord of screening tips allowing you to select items of your choice to work into your system.
Application: first of all, make sure your application is proper and legal and does not violate any fair housing laws or local laws. On the back, include a section with a few lines allowing the applicant a place to write comments. Also include a small section of text briefly detailing your qualifying standards and permission for the landlord to check all sources in evaluating their application for tenancy. Also include a phrase stating an “false or incomplete application” is a reason to be disqualified or not approved. Their signature line is below this small bit of text. Click Here for Full Video/Article (Members Only)
National REIA Applauds US District Court Ruling Upholding Fourth Amendment that Protects Property Owners from Unnecessary Gov’t Harassment
Cincinnati, Ohio) The National Real Estate Investors Association (National REIA) issued a statement today applauding the U.S. District Court’s (Southern Ohio) recent decision stating that the city of Portsmouth’s (Ohio) occupational licensing requirements, which are imposed upon landlords violates the Fourth Amendment to the United State Constitution.
Charles Tassell, Chief Operating Officer of National REIA said “Today’s ruling laid bare the excuses used by local governments to steal the freedoms of property owners.”
He further added that “The 4th Amendment is still alive and well, and citizens should NOT be forced to have their homes intrusively ‘inspected’ by warrantless searches. Every local government should take note that warrantless searches are STILL illegal and unconstitutional.”
Regarding the ruling itself, Tassell said “The ruling won by the 1851 Center For Constitutional Law was a victory for freedom against a tyranny with which the Founding Fathers were all too familiar. Citizens of the United States have an expectation to live without local, state or federal inspection of their home based on flimsy excuses disguised as law.”
Judge Susan Dlott, of the Western Division of the Southern District of Ohio, held as follows: “[T]he Court finds that the Portsmouth [Rental Dwelling Code] violates the Fourth Amendment insofar as it authorizes warrantless administrative inspections. It is undisputed that the [Rental Dwelling Code] affords no warrant procedure or other mechanism for precompliance review . . . the owners and/or tenants of rental properties in Portsmouth are thus faced with the choice of consenting to the warrantless inspection or facing criminal charges, a result the Supreme Court has expressly disavowed under the Fourth Amendment.”
For more information and to read a copy of the the Court’s ruling visit www.realestateinvestingtoday.