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Renting to Elderly Tenants? Here Are Important Things to Remember

By Utopia Management

One common thing that every landlord will see in the coming years is more elderly tenants renting than ever before.

This is occurring because people are living longer. Many elderly people who were once homeowners want to cash out of their homes and no longer be burdened by the responsibility of homeownership as they age.

If you’ve been getting more rental applications from elderly individuals, this article will provide you with important things to remember when renting to the elderly.

#1 – You Can’t Discriminate Against the Elderly

Thanks to Federal Fair Housing laws, elderly renters cannot be discriminated against and must be treated the same as any other renter.

#2 – You Cannot Discriminate Against Elderly Renters with Disabilities

Another important point that every San Diego property management company, and landlord across California, will agree on is that you cannot discriminate against elderly renters with disabilities.

Elderly renters who may have disabilities should be accommodated (within reason) because you don’t want to be accused of violating the American’s with Disabilities Act.

#3 – Enforce Rent Rules

Another important tip you must follow when renting to elderly tenants is to enforce rent rules with them just like you would with any other tenant.

Failure to enforce rent rules with elderly tenants in your rental property means you could find your financial position in peril when your tenants falls behind paying their rent.  It’s best to make sure that you hold them to the same standards as other tenants.

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For professional property management for your South California rentals, contact Utopia Property Management today. We are a rental management company, based in San Diego, who specializes in all aspects of property management including rent collection, tenant placement and more.

Learn more about us by calling us at (858) 598-1111 or connect with us online through our website.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

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