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Covid-19 and Airbnb

By Holly Lynn

The outbreak of the Covid-19 Virus has put a damper on short-term rentals around the world. With travel restrictions tightening the necks of travelers; Airbnb is experiencing a downturn in rental stays. Especially in affected areas.

Airbnb has reformed its cancellation policy to both hosts and travelers. If you are an Airbnb host, you may experience a fluctuation in rentals and cancellations. Reviewing the updated policy is essential. Airbnb is also announcing More Flexible Reservations In Times Of Uncertainty. This is a program that Airbnb is developing to assist hosts and guests when situations like the Coronavirus outbreak happens and to help them cancel or postpone their plans.

airbnb-3399753_1280Along with these changes, Airbnb is also offering incentives for hosts who are willing and able to offer refunds on cancellations that would have otherwise been subject to charges. They will also provide promotions to boost listings and bookings.

As an Airbnb host, there are things that you can do to make the guests you do have to feel safe and assured that their accommodations are up to standards set forth by common sense and the World Health Organization or WHO.

Here are some ideas that may help you:

Post Hygiene Standards List

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  • Post proper hand washing techniques in the kitchen and restroom.
  • Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Supply Surface Wipes and Sprays

spray-315164_1280Supplying surface wipes or sprays such as Clorox, Lysol, and Purell for daily cleaning of surfaces that are touched often as a preventative measure. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them should also be cleaned.

Wash All Bedding, Linens, Towels, And dishes

Washing all bedding, linens, towels and dishes is important even if the guests did not use them. You can’t be certain if an ill guest has coughed or sneezed on a dish or a throw blanket. Better safe than sorry. Putting dishes in the dishwasher is extra work but satisfying knowing that you are doing all you can for the health of your guests. Assuring them that these practices are in place will give the next guest a feeling of security and comfort.

Provide Snacks, Coffees, Cereals In Single-Serve Size

coffee-791919_1280Providing snacks, coffees, cereals, and single-serve packaging will prevent cross-contamination. Using bins to hold oatmeal or coffee can spread germs from one guest to the next. In actuality, it should be practiced all of the time.

These are just some of the things that you can do to keep the coronavirus at bay. With ever-evolving information made available through sites such as NIH, CDC, and WHO, a daily check-in will keep you updated on changing information and areas affected.

Just remember that this too shall pass. We always bounce back from adverse situations. The human race is enduring.

If you need staging and Airbnb management, hard money loans, or private lending, email me at hollylynnproductions@yahoo.com or call me at 415-317-6071.


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Holly Lynn

Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Team Building, Television, Leadership, Marketing, and Digital Marketing. Strong business development professional who graduated from San Francisco State University, College of Business.

The Queen of Capital, Holly Lynn specializes in helping people with their real estate needs. She is a creative and results-driven resource who can help investors at every level.

Her authentic, personal relationships with both lenders and investors coupled with her vision, work ethic and endless desire to make the deal work position her as a sought-after, leader in the industry.

Holly Lynn can help you with hard money, private financing and other funding for your investments and projects.

She is a self-taught deal maker who has always had a keen business sense. She works with investors and syndication across the board who are looking for real estate investments that produce passive income streams.

She built B.A.M.F into the single most recognized name that is designed to build strong relationships and invest in multifamily projects to create massive cash flow and wealth. B.A.M.F monthly meetups in San Francisco, San Mateo, Fremont, San Jose and those conducted through webinars are open for everyone. As the multifamily properties continue to be an investment megatrend, She gives everyone an opportunity to learn about multifamily property investments and opportunities that would only be otherwise available for top dealers and those who met the qualifications by SEC. But through B.A.M.F, you can meet with experts and deal organizers who can provide you with great investment options.

Holly’s reputation has been earned one transaction at a time with no substitute for hard work and honesty. Take advantage of her deep proven experience in the real estate and investment market by joining her events and mixers. Mixers that are organized by B.A.M.F is sought after by reputable individuals in the investment and finance field. It is your chance to learn and grow.

“I have always believed that your money is waiting for you, but you have to keep yourself open to receiving it.”

- Holly Lynn -

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Millennials and Short-Term Rentals

By Holly Lynn

Millennials or Generation Y are a demographic that range in birth dates between 1980 and 1996. They are becoming an increasing group that is opting for short-term rentals instead of purchasing homes. Especially the younger members of the millennial group.

There are many reasons why this is a growing trend among young people. One reason is that millennials are staving off parenthood until later in life if at all. This brings about change in the family dynamic. There are more single people now than ever. With the decision to go solo, a millennial might choose to go on more vacations or work outside of their community. Short-term rentals are being favored by millennials for business as well.

living-room-3539587_1280Short-term renting provides patrons with access to full kitchens, larger living spaces, and a home away from home feeling. More often than not, these rentals are easier on the pocketbook than traditional hotel stays. Hotels may offer more services for additional upcharges, but more millennials prefer accommodations that offer much more than a set of towels and bathroom coffee.

According to a report published in 2016 by Airbnb, millennials when asked the question “How likely are you to consider staying in a home as opposed to a hotel, hostel, etc on future trips?” They answered 67%. This makes sense when you factor in that millennials are spending their money on traveling and vacation in lieu of purchasing homes.

girl-4530426_1280Some of the decisions to travel may be due to the “Instagram lifestyle.” Everywhere you turn there is a post showing somebody living their best life on a beach somewhere. Or videos panning far and away places in New Zealand or the south of France. This would inspire anyone to want to vacation or work abroad. In addition, these travelers often partner with friends. Which makes staying in a short-term rental a wiser, financial decision.

Many companies are now offering their employees short-term rentals as housing. There are sites that provide a platform for traveling nurses, medical and business professionals. This tends to be a more cost-efficient way for companies to provide housing in lieu of hotels.

There are some millennials who choose to purchase homes just for short-term renting. The idea of roommates it’s still a viable option. Many people take on roommates to offset mortgage payments. Now they have the option to rent their spare rooms to travelers instead of permanent renters. This is a great way to make more money by charging by the night, rather than by the month.

airbnb-3399753_1280The very idea of Airbnb was founded by young men trying to make an extra buck by renting out an air mattress in the living room. These entrepreneurs are in fact Generation Y. So the fact that the leading platform for short-term rentals was founded by millennials is a good indication that the market is here to stay.

For more information on how I can assist you with your short-term rental, private lending, or hard money loans, contact me at: www.hollylynn.com or hollylynnproductions@yahoo.com


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Holly Lynn

Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Team Building, Television, Leadership, Marketing, and Digital Marketing. Strong business development professional who graduated from San Francisco State University, College of Business.

The Queen of Capital, Holly Lynn specializes in helping people with their real estate needs. She is a creative and results-driven resource who can help investors at every level.

Her authentic, personal relationships with both lenders and investors coupled with her vision, work ethic and endless desire to make the deal work position her as a sought-after, leader in the industry.

Holly Lynn can help you with hard money, private financing and other funding for your investments and projects.

She is a self-taught deal maker who has always had a keen business sense. She works with investors and syndication across the board who are looking for real estate investments that produce passive income streams.

She built B.A.M.F into the single most recognized name that is designed to build strong relationships and invest in multifamily projects to create massive cash flow and wealth. B.A.M.F monthly meetups in San Francisco, San Mateo, Fremont, San Jose and those conducted through webinars are open for everyone. As the multifamily properties continue to be an investment megatrend, She gives everyone an opportunity to learn about multifamily property investments and opportunities that would only be otherwise available for top dealers and those who met the qualifications by SEC. But through B.A.M.F, you can meet with experts and deal organizers who can provide you with great investment options.

Holly’s reputation has been earned one transaction at a time with no substitute for hard work and honesty. Take advantage of her deep proven experience in the real estate and investment market by joining her events and mixers. Mixers that are organized by B.A.M.F is sought after by reputable individuals in the investment and finance field. It is your chance to learn and grow.

“I have always believed that your money is waiting for you, but you have to keep yourself open to receiving it.”

- Holly Lynn -

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Real Estate Investing: A Market Correction is Coming

By Tim Houghten

It’s inevitable. A market correction is coming. The market has been on a high for years now. In 2018 alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a record high 15 times. If history has taught us anything, it’s that the market cannot sustain those highs for that long without a correction. Real estate markets across the country are still very hot. Even with the “cooling” that some markets are seeing, real estate prices are still well above records and competition is hot. “A cool-down has been predicted for over in a year in our local market. However, I’ve yet to see it. Sure there are some longer list times for sellers but properties are still selling in record time over asking price. It’s still a hot market,” says Eric Jones, Director of Sales and Marketing for Freedom Real Estate Group.

With all that being said, the question on every wise investor’s mind: how can I prepare myself for the next recession? The short answer, diversify. The long answer, diversify into buy and hold, long-term strategies.

“The short-game (fix and flip) is good. It’s instant return. But you get hit hard by the tax man. Buy and hold has some of the best tax advantages of any asset class,” Jones stated. “Depreciation, property taxes, mortgage insurance and more are all deductible expenses. Plus, with fix and flips, it’s simply not a long-term strategy. It’s not a way to build true wealth.”

To lessen the risk of any big swing in the market, the answer is to diversify your investment portfolio so all your eggs aren’t in one basket. The problem many individuals faced in 2008 was that most of their 401k or other retirement accounts were tied up in stocks and mutual funds. When the market tanked, so did their accounts. Now imagine if half of those funds were diversified into buy and hold real estate. For many, the outcome could have been vastly different. Here’s why.

The key to cash flowing, rental properties is that even during a down economy, they’re still cash flowing at the same amount. In some cases, even higher. Let’s look at it this way. If you were getting an 8% return on your stock investments, and the market crashes, you’re likely going to be reduced to 2%-4% if you are lucky. With rental properties, the rent amount stays the same. Your mortgage stays the same. Your property management fees, if you have them, stay the same. Essentially, if you were getting 8% returns on your property before, you’re still getting that. In a down economy, rents rarely go down. You may not be able to get rent increases during that time, but you will at least have a steady, consistent amount of cash coming in each month.

Rental properties tend to weather a down market in a consistent or even appreciating way. Not necessarily appreciating in value of the asset but appreciating in terms of cash flow being received. In a bad economy, a few things are happening. People simply aren’t buying homes. Credit is tighter. People are scared. The pocketbook is squeezed. Instead of purchasing, individuals and small families tend to continue renting during a recession. In addition, those that may be losing their homes to a foreclosure turn to single-family or duplex style rentals since it’s more private and familiar than a large apartment complex. Therefore, demand may actually increase in a down market which is a huge win for rental property owners.

With all that being said, a down market is definitely not the time to sell your rental properties. It’s a buy and hold strategy. During a down market, it is always best to hold these properties unless there is some absolute reason you must sell. When the market begins to climb again, then you may want to consider selling to upgrade to another investment property in a better neighborhood or better yet, purchase two and double your cash flow.

The best part of investing in rental properties is investors are wealth building while cash flowing. Very few investments offer this kind of opportunity. With a buy and hold strategy, you are receiving the benefit of monthly cash flow while also building a portfolio of tangible assets that will always – no matter the market – have value. “If you have the right plan, with a decent amount to invest, you can quickly scale up to a very healthy portfolio. We worked with a dentist who had $400k to invest and wanted to receive $10,000 a month in cash flow so he could retire. We built a plan and got him to his goal in three and a half years. He was able to retire early. However, not only did he keep receiving the cash flow each month, now he has tangible assets that he can sell off if he ever needed to and can pass on to his children and grandchildren,” Dani Lynn Robison, Co-Founder of Freedom Real Estate Group stated.

Something else to consider is how you are using the power of inflation to your advantage. Most 401k plans aren’t able to keep up with inflation. With the small returns and high managements fees, unless you are able to invest a lot in those funds, you may not even be able to keep up with the rate of inflation. However, with rental property, you are working with inflation to win in two ways. First, your mortgage payment doesn’t change. Let’s say when you purchased the property it was a $500 per month payment. If the market tanks, it’s still a $500 payment on a fixed rate loan. If the market is great, same payment. When the market is doing well, your asset, if all goes as planned, is increasing in value. You’re actually earning value on the asset while effectively reducing the value of the money you’re paying due to inflation. Second, you will likely be able to increase the rental amount between 1%-5% per year. That’s additional cash flow and value you will be receiving yearly.

Finally, it’s important to note that this is an investment and with any investment, there is inherent risk. No investment is guaranteed. However, real estate is one of the most proven, asset-based investment classes in history. Most millionaires were either made through investing in real estate or find large value in investing in real estate. As you explore this investment opportunity, look for markets that do not have super highs or super lows in market crashes (like 2008). States affected greatly were Florida, California and Arizona. One of the cities most notorious for being hit hard in the crash was Las Vegas. These may be markets to steer clear of. If a market crash occurs again, it may cause migration out of those areas resulting in rent losses. “Consider markets that may seem ‘boring’ like many in the Midwest including our market – Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. These have proven to weather a down economy and not have big drops in real estate values or population. These are the markets where you truly win.” Eric said.

Diversification is the key to weathering a down turn in the market. More specifically, investing in buy and hold rental properties not only is a proven strategy to survive and even thrive in a down market, but one that holds many positive attributes such as consistent cash flow, numerous tax benefits, and true wealth building.

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HOW TO DEAL WITH DAMAGES DONE TO YOUR PROPERTY

By Glenn Mananeng

To some landlords, owning a rental property is not only an investment, but it can also be their sole source of income to feed their own family. There can be times where being a landlord can be too much especially when dealing with problematic tenants. A common problem that owners have to face is dealing with the damage left by tenants. Just because you have tenants it doesn’t mean you have nothing to worry about so you should just sit on your couch and wait for the rent money. Any major damage done to your property is your worst nightmare. Repairing it is one thing, dealing with evictions because of the damage done is another headache. Proway Property Management is here to help you out when it comes to dealing with such a problem.

Identify the type of damage done

Give the benefit of the doubt to your tenants. Reevaluate whether the damage done was intentionally or by accident. Knowing why and how the property was damaged in the first place is crucial before making any judgment as a landlord.

Accidental

– no house can last an eternity, your property will also undergo normal wear and tear. This is the usual case, especially when the property has been uninhabited for quite some time. The timing might be awful sometimes but these are not something that we can predict. If this is the case, then it might have been bound to happen anyway in the near future and as the landlord, you are responsible for fixing it. Under the Landlord-Tenant Law, the former is responsible for maintaining the property to keep it safe and habitable.

Intentional

– in cases of a bad tenant, they may leave the property in bad shape especially if they had a negative experience with their eviction. Bad tenants are more or less people who simply don’t want to take any part of maintaining the property. Even if they’re not the owner, they still need to partake in the maintenance of the house to some extent.

The damage has been done. What now?

In situations of involuntary damage, an agreement between you and your tenant should be cemented in order to agree on how to go about repairing the damage. In these cases, you’re most likely facing the brunt of the costs. It doesn’t have to be always but it pays off to be prepared for something unannounced. A sudden faulty heating insulator or problems with plumbing or electrical systems should be fixed right away before any major risks that may put the tenant and landlord harm develop.

If the damage was intentional, however, some serious actions need to be done. That’s why it’s important to take before and after pictures of the property as part of your agreement with the tenant. Although showing the house to them is necessary, taking photographic proof before your tenants settle in gives you the added assurance that the damage wasn’t there before. Generally speaking, the tenant is responsible for covering the cost of repair in those circumstances.

Proper use of the security deposit

Not every tenant agrees to pay for the damage even with hard proof. The security deposit can be used to cover the damages in this case. Under Michigan’s Landlord-Tenant Law, the deposit is limited to the amount equivalent to one and a half month’s rent. The deposit should not be used in cases of wear and tear and should be strictly limited to cover damages due to the negligence of your tenants.

If the tenant moves out or gets evicted, you should return their deposit together with a notice of damage. This itemizes the deductions to their deposit. The notice should be given to the tenant within 30 days after they’ve moved out. Tenants can file a dispute with the deductions about their security deposit within 7 days of receiving the notice.

We differentiated intentional and accidental damage done to the property. We also mentioned that the security deposit can be used for covering the costs of damage done by the tenant to the property if they refuse to pay up. However, it’s easy to mistake damages and routine maintenance wherein the deposit shouldn’t be used to cover up the latter.

For example, the deposit shouldn’t be used just because the property needs a new paint job which it really needs in the first place. If the tenant has been staying for years in the property, adding a new paint job is considered as routine maintenance. However, if the walls were newly painted and the tenant left the walls in a state of filth or even allowed their kids to draw on them, deducting from their security deposit would be justifiable. The verdict whether or not to use the deposit relies on the landlord’s standard practice and the appliance’s life expectancy. An example for a commonly damaged appliance are AC units. These have a life expectancy of 10 years. Replacing the unit doesn’t allow you to use the tenant’s deposit because it’s old and faulty. If the unit was newly bought and damage was done by the tenant, deducting from the deposit is plausible.

If the damage exceeds the amount of the security deposit

After calculating the costs of the damage and the security deposit isn’t enough to cover it, you can file a case in small claims court. Remember, under Michigan Law it is illegal for a landlord to take more than the limited amount of the security deposit. That’s why garnishments (money judgement against a previous tenant that owes you money) is a legal tool that you can use as a landlord in these cases.

It doesn’t matter if it was intentional or not though cause at the end of the day, damages to your property will still give you a headache either way. As much as possible, a landlord should provide a habitable living space for their tenants. Dealing with these problems is part of the long list of responsibilities along with being a landlord. If you don’t want to deal with the said hassles, Proway Property Management is the answer to what you’re looking for. We’ll take care of everything so you can literally sit back and just wait for your money to come. Contact us now by phone: (734)744-5080 or by email: info@prowaypm.com

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BUILDING WEALTH IN REAL ESTATE: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

By Glenn Mananeng

This is a question on the mind of investors. There is no definite answer for this. This topic is always up to debate no matter how you look at it, as wealth is measured differently by every individual. Here are a few factors you need to know when building wealth – allow us here at Unique Wealth Education to teach you some important pointers to consider:

#1 Wholesaling

This is the easiest point of entry for the majority of the investors, as it requires the least amount of capital. You find a seller who wants to put their property for sale and find a buyer for that property on “as is” condition without the fixing part to try and get the market value higher. After the property has been sold, you’ll get a cut on the sale. Basically you are the intermediary that builds a buyers list to locate undervalued properties using a multi-pronged approach. This relies heavily on how good and how broad your real estate network is.

#2 Fix and flip

You don’t have to be an avid real estate investor to know what fix and flip is. Anyone who has cable and passed by HGTV has a basic idea of what it is. You buy a house below the average market value, renovate it, sell them for a profit! This is one of the most widely used real estate investment strategies used around the county.

Keys to fix and flip investing success:

· Preparing yourself by understanding how to locate undermarket valued properties in the right locations
· Understand values (make sure you are comparing apples to apples and going with the highest comp when doing our due diligence as a conservative approach)
· Aligning yourself with multiple capable and competitively priced renovation contractors to not only give you a bid prior to purchasing the home, but also to deliver as agreed on
· Understanding how far to go with finishes and layout changes to keep within the budget and comps in the area
· Stay away from potential losers such as foundation issues and bad layouts
· Having a sales strategy in place prior to the purchase that accounts for commissions, closing costs, holding costs, etc…
Contrary to “reality” real estate shows, getting rich doesn’t happen overnight. The longer it takes to flip the property, the more expenses you would incur for maintaining it while waiting for a buyer. Working with getting coached by or partnering with a seasoned investor is a huge advantage, as you learn best practices and pitfalls to avoid, which only years of experience can provide.

#3 Rentals

Mortgage Paydown

Let’s use a rental property as an example. In a normal scenario, you have a tenant who is essentially paying the rent in exchange for living privileges. If you bought the rental property with a mortgage, your loan will eventually cancel itself out over time. Why? The rent you receive from your tenant is basically used to pay the loan, which is increasing your equity in the property. The money left over is your cash flow divided by the amount you put down to come up with your CAP rate. This is a GREAT way to build long term wealth.

Cash Flow

We can all agree that this is very important. For those who are new in the game, cash flow is basically the income you get from your investment property (usually rental properties). This is a major factor in generating a high return for your investments and savings. Once you increase cash flow by accumulating properties, this allows you to plan your income and determine the course of future investments.

Taxes

If taken into account optimistically, you’ll see a lot of tax benefits when it comes to real estate investments. Consult your CPA to see how you can depreciate properties that you are holding onto for rental income and also discuss with them acceleration methods used to front load depreciation to give you more capital to buy more and keep building your portfolio.

The answer to how long it’s going to take, as you might’ve guessed already, is up to you. Your real estate skillset, determination, experience, and risk management are major players in this ballgame. it’s all about how smart you invest in the industry. If you make due diligence and play your cards right, you’ll one day realize that you’ve gained a considerable amount of wealth already. Unique Wealth Education can help you in your real estate career in helping you avoid common mistakes & pitfalls, is something that we take to heart very seriously. Contact us at(734) 224-5454 or email us at info@uniquewealtheducation.comto learn more.

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CARING FOR TENANTS WITH DISABILITIES

By Glenn Mananeng

All tenants have rights to housing and those with disabilities are no exception, additionally, those with disabilities have unique rights under state and federal law. We often hear about people being evicted from the rental property and many of these people are people with disabilities who cannot afford rent or fall behind due to medical bills or low pay from Social Security benefits.

Millions of Americans are affected by disabilities struggle to find a place to rent. In fact, 1 out of 5 people in the U.S. have a high chance of acquiring some type of disability according to the Census Bureau. It is of utmost importance to understand their rights in order to provide a proper place for them to live comfortably.

QUALIFYING DISABILITIES

The Federal Housing Act (FHA) has set a very broad description as to what qualifies as a disability. Under federal law, these disabilities have certain qualities such as:

Must limit one’s major life activities
This covers anything as simple as walking, talking, breathing, manually performing tasks, or caring for oneself. If it significantly affects at least one or more of these activities or something similar, the disability should be considered.

It doesn’t have to be obvious
The disability does not have to be noticeable to other people regardless of how much time they see or spend time with you. For example, a person suffering from asthma may seem normal to anyone unless there is an obvious breathing issue due to an emergent attack. A landlord is not legally permitted to ask a resident or prospective applicant about a disability.

Doesn’t require the use of an assistive device
People with mobility disabilities can still qualify under FHA rules even without the need of assistive devices such as wheelchairs, canes, or walkers. The same also applies for those with hearing impairments where there wouldn’t be a need for a hearing aid.

Physical disabilities aren’t the only ones included
Mental illness, chronic fatigue, and learning disabilities are included as part of the FHA’s definition.

Addictions are included as well
Individuals suffering from drug or alcohol addiction can qualify as long as they are currently part of a rehabilitation program.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS (ESA)

As the name implies, they provide support and comfort especially for those suffering from mental health issues. They help their owners cope with daily life and alleviates their condition a little bit better. There is a clear difference between a service animal and an emotional support animal.

The former is well-trained to perform specific tasks to support a physically disabled person. One of the most common service animals are guide dogs for the visually impaired. ESAs on the other hand provides support and companionship to people with mental health problems.

If you’re in need of such a companion, you need to request an ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional (therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist). The letter should confirm your mental condition, explain how limiting the disability is when it comes to day-today activities, elaborate how an ESA helps improve your well-being, and should be signed by the medical professional.

As long as one has an ESA letter, the landlord can’t deny housing to that individual. This means that the landlord cannot charge a pet fee even if the rental property follows a NO PET POLICY.

WHAT IS REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION?

This refers to modifications in the rental property which will enable the tenant with a disability to fully use amenities and features of the home as easy as possible. Some of these may include adding a ramp for wheelchair use, widening of doorways, adding grab bars in the bathroom, and even lowering kitchen countertops.

In the event that the landlord receives government funding to maintain housing, there is a chance that they have to cover the renovation costs. However, if a landlord accepts Section 8 tenants, they would not have to pay for the modification.

If a tenant needs the modification to the property but can’t afford the cost, there are a few resources to help fund it. Local fair housing centers are available in almost every community. In Michigan, most of them are divided into different areas throughout the state from Metropolitan Detroit, Southeast and Mid, Southwest, and West Michigan.

A landlord cannot deny or refuse reasonable accommodation to their rental property not unless it would somehow change the layout of the whole building, be unreasonably expensive or impossible to do so, or would pose a physical hazard to other tenants.

Regardless of one’s situation, no one shouldn’t be denied housing. Landlords should always treat tenants equally despite disabilities. There’s nothing more important than working with professionals who have a deep understanding of Fair Housing Laws, especially people with disabilities.

For additional information about Michigan Fair Housing Laws, you can check out our Tenant Section here. To learn more about property management services that we provide, you can call us at (734) 744-5080 or send us an email at info@prowaypm.com.