2012 Vice Chair GLVAR Property Management Committee
Southern Nevada Property Management
8871 West Flamingo Road Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Has driven me crazy with all her petty complaints. This moring they woke me and was shaking
a paper in my face. I had no idea what she was talking about. She said don't do this to my mothers
I guess the wind stew her paper all over and I didn't understand why they would accuse me. But it is
something petty every single day. And they have made me so miserable I am moving again.
I am desperate to find a decent intelligent landlord and a clean place to live.
But that type of property you would see when you looked at it.
I am not liking the big corporations anymore, as the continue to raise rents.
And most are like animal farms now everyone is allowed a dog cas whatever.
The last one I was in I stepped in dog poo daily just trying to get to my car.There was no grass where anyone could walk without it and white grass from all the dog pee.
And then of course there is the barking constantly.
they never let them out in one year. Some how the authorities heard about it and the entire place every inch was covered in dog poo! They had to renovate the entire Unit including cement patio.
I am very clean but I did not get my deposit back and was charged for damage as well I did not do.
The name of the complex is Cherry Creek Apts on Riverdale Rd in Riverdale
There are many important questions to be asked of a private landlord.
Private owners can be good landlords. I feel more confident with ones that use a property manager because the prop. mgr is holding the landlord accountable too.
Be sure to check the website every time you pay your mortgage to see if the owner has received a notice of default. I can look it up for you if you shoot me an email.
With interest rates low and home prices low, you may want to consider buying. At least talk to a lender and see what your picture looks like to make an informed decision.
I am a bit surprised that Real Estate agents are telling you that renting in Vegas is "Iffy" and that you should only rent from companies. I think this must be because of some of the press about a few bad apples who prey on innocent individuals with rental scams. By far, the majority of the properties available for rent and rented - literally 10s of thousands of homes in the Vegas Valley are owned by private individuals. Many use property managers, but some manage their property on their own. And, keep in mind that there are Landlord/Tenant laws that protect you. There are a few cautionary notes however:
1) be sure your lease is in writing.
2) be sure you understand (in writing) what happens to each of the deposits when you move out.
3) be sure to do a walk through and list EVERTHING that is wrong with the home to insure you are not charged for something that was already wrong, when you move out. Sign it, get the landlord to sign it, and get a copy of it before you move in.
4) be sure the person you rent from owns the property. It only happens once in awhile, but it does happen where people scam you on a rental. But for that matter, that could happen in an apartment building as well.
5) be a good tenant.
We have a very good legal and court system that will protect you if someone tries to unfairly take advantage of you.
By the way, with prices of homes and interest rates at an all time low, you might be surprised that you may be able to purchase a home instead of renting.
Best of luck and thanks for reading.
Renting from private owners in Las Vegas has become somewhat iffy given all of the people that are defaulting on their mortgages. Of course not all are and you could check on the Clark County Assessors website to see if a Notice of Default or Notice of Trustee Sale has been posted. However, even if nothing is there it wouldn't mean that it couldn't happen in the future or is in the process and just not posted yet.
Soooo............the safest, although not foolproof, way to rent would be either an apartment complex or a property that is being rented through a Property Management Co. Owners that list with a property mgr have to sign an Affadavit that states that they are not in default or foreclosure and do not foresee that happening in the near future. That really is your only protection. Also, the property mgmt co. does not turn deposits over to the owner until the tenant vacates and the property is inspected. If nothing is wrong you get your money back. If there are damages the cost of repairs is deducted from the deposit. Your deposit is protected provided you leave the place in good shape.
That is the process so if you would like to look for a condo/townhome or single family home that is listed with a property management co. I can help you. As a Realtor I have access to everything listed on our MLS including rentals. I do not handle apartment complexes however, so if that is your preference I wish you the best of luck in finding your next home.
Barbara Richie, REALTOR, SFR, SRES
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Encore Realty Group
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