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Pattern of deadbeat tenants suggests breakdown in screening, enforcement

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Q: I own a rental property managed by a property management company. I have had problems with the last and current tenants. The previous tenant stopped paying rent for several months and then abandoned the property leaving it in unbelievable shape.The house had to have considerable work done in order to rerent it. My current tenant is not paying the garbage service bill despite a number of promises to my property manager that they will do so. Some late rental payments also raise my concern. I have asked the property management to please visit and inspect the home to be sure it is being taken care of, as I don't want to find myself in the same situation as before. The property manager advised me it is not allowed to visit the home except on a yearly basis to check the smoke alarms. I can appreciate why tenants need to have rights regarding landlords wanting to inspect their property excessively, but this seems ridiculous. How can a landlord know there is no reason for conc...