Who is considered a Landlord

A landlord is someone that owns property that they lease or rent for a fee to another person, generally known as a tenant. A landlord can also be a corporate entity that owns the rental property. A property manager is a person or firm that is in charge of operating the real estate property. A landlord can also be the property manager if he or she is responsible for operating and managing their own rental property.

Property manager’s duties generally include finding and evicting tenants, dealing with tenants and fulfilling a landlord’s wishes. A property manager’s main responsibility is to the landlord and their secondary responsibility is to the tenant.

However the legal responsibility to comply with federal, state and local landlord tenant laws is always the responsibility of the landlord even if he or she has a property manager. Even if a landlord employs a property manager, the landlord is accountable for such tasks as returning security deposits, terminating a tenancy and can even be held liable for a property manager’s illegal acts.

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