Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Rentals,MI http://www.zillow.com/advice/MI/rentals/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate When Should Landlords Require Renter?s Insurance? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-Should-Landlords-Require-Renter-s-Insurance/489739/ <div>Many landlords worry over scaring away tenants resulting in longer vacancies if they require renter's insurance &ndash; but not requiring it could cost even more.<br/><div><br/>The initial reaction of many landlords to the subject of renter's insurance is, "my property is insured, so why should I care?"<br/><div><br/>Let's examine several potential situations where requiring renter's insurance could actually save landlords money in the long run.<br/><div><br/>Dog Bites<div>If you accept dogs at your rental properties you run the risk of that dog biting someone and you getting sued. Even if you win the case, how much would you spend in legal fees defending yourself?<br/><div><br/>Wouldn't it be cheaper to require tenants with dogs to obtain renter's insurance with at least $100,000 liability coverage for dog bites and name you as additionally insured?<br/><div><br/>Basement Storage<div>Tenants store personal items in basements all the time. What happens if these items get ruined by sewer backups or other types of leaks? If you have a property that you know is prone to sewer backups or water seepage, it may be wise to require tenants to obtain their own insurance.<br/><div><br/>Insurance Cancellation<div>Many landlords believe they're 100% protected by their property insurance. Just like your car insurance premiums would probably increase after an accident, the same thing may happen if you file a claim on a rental dwelling insurance policy. Have you noticed insurance premiums on rental properties seem to be increasing faster than the premiums on owner-occupied properties? How many have had a policy cancelled instead of renewed? Both are likely to happen with too many claims.&nbsp;<br/><div><br/>You can lower your chances of all this by requiring more tenants to have their own renter's insurance that might cover all or part of a claim BEFORE a claim is filed against your policy.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br \><br \>14 replies Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-Should-Landlords-Require-Renter-s-Insurance/489739/ 2013-04-26T22:15:00Z How often can landlord show your rental home if it is put up for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-often-can-landlord-show-your-rental-home-if-it-is-put-up-for-sale/536090/ Find.<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-often-can-landlord-show-your-rental-home-if-it-is-put-up-for-sale/536090/ 2014-04-11T19:08:00Z What are Michigan rental laws on times and days for showings http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-Michigan-rental-laws-on-times-and-days-for-showings/586918/ 1 reply Thu, 14 May 2015 21:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-Michigan-rental-laws-on-times-and-days-for-showings/586918/ 2015-05-14T21:53:00Z Do not want to buy, want to rent. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-not-want-to-buy-want-to-rent/382759/ Want to rent an inexpensive house in Shelby Twp. Can the VA help us?<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-not-want-to-buy-want-to-rent/382759/ 2011-01-26T01:51:00Z property managers http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/property-managers/582087/ <p>how and who rates property managers i.n and around warren mi</p><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/property-managers/582087/ 2015-04-08T17:47:00Z Rental Investmet Property in Sterling Heights http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rental-Investmet-Property-in-Sterling-Heights/560667/ <p>I am looking into purchasing a house which I can rent out for next 5 years before I actually move in to the house.&nbsp; I am looking in the Sterling Height area because its a place I would like to live in eventually but I also want it to make rental investment sense.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Can anyone provide me with PRO/CON of buying rental investment in South Sterling Heights (in Warren Con School area) vs. North Sterling Heights (Utica school) vs. East Sterling Heights<br/><br/>Do you see more renters prefer one location vs. another?&nbsp; East is far from freeway but is there equal amount of people interested in renting in East of Vandyke as is interested in north of 17miles</p><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rental-Investmet-Property-in-Sterling-Heights/560667/ 2014-09-25T18:54:00Z where can i find a decent place near grandville mi with bad credit to rent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-i-find-a-decent-place-near-grandville-mi-with-bad-credit-to-rent/581098/ my wife nd i have very good income but bad credit due to my 5th back surgery and just stupid were both in our mid 50's and ready to move in less than a month<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-can-i-find-a-decent-place-near-grandville-mi-with-bad-credit-to-rent/581098/ 2015-03-31T23:32:00Z Media question about your Grand Rapids rental market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Media-question-about-your-Grand-Rapids-rental-market/579203/ Hi, I am looking for a statement or at-least confirmation about your recent study that found the Grand Rapids/Wyoming, Mich market has the lowest percentage of rentals available in the nation at 1.6%.&nbsp; Is that just apartments or all rentals overall?&nbsp; Anything else you can add is great, I'm hoping to do a story for Fox 17 News on this today, but understand you are on Pacific time and I am on Eastern time. I can be reached via cell too at 616-970-4551. Thanks, Derek Francis<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Media-question-about-your-Grand-Rapids-rental-market/579203/ 2015-03-17T15:03:00Z How do you update a zillow rental listing. I updated it on posters but it did not update my zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-update-a-zillow-rental-listing-I-updated-it-on-posters-but-it-did-not-update-my-zillow/576598/ 2 replies Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-update-a-zillow-rental-listing-I-updated-it-on-posters-but-it-did-not-update-my-zillow/576598/ 2015-02-22T19:12:00Z How do you update a zillow rental listing. I updated it on posters but it did not update my zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-update-a-zillow-rental-listing-I-updated-it-on-posters-but-it-did-not-update-my-zillow/576598/ 2 replies Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-update-a-zillow-rental-listing-I-updated-it-on-posters-but-it-did-not-update-my-zillow/576598/ 2015-02-22T19:12:00Z my home has been rented on a month to month lease since 2008. My landlord has listed it for sale. ho http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-home-has-been-rented-on-a-month-to-month-lease-since-2008-My-landlord-has-listed-it-for-sale-ho/576180/ 2 replies Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-home-has-been-rented-on-a-month-to-month-lease-since-2008-My-landlord-has-listed-it-for-sale-ho/576180/ 2015-02-18T19:13:00Z my home has been rented on a month to month lease since 2008. My landlord has listed it for sale. ho http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-home-has-been-rented-on-a-month-to-month-lease-since-2008-My-landlord-has-listed-it-for-sale-ho/576180/ 2 replies Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-home-has-been-rented-on-a-month-to-month-lease-since-2008-My-landlord-has-listed-it-for-sale-ho/576180/ 2015-02-18T19:13:00Z How do I find a low-income rental when I have a felony on my record? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-low-income-rental-when-I-have-a-felony-on-my-record/568668/ 2 replies Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-low-income-rental-when-I-have-a-felony-on-my-record/568668/ 2014-12-04T16:05:00Z How do I find a low-income rental when I have a felony on my record? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-low-income-rental-when-I-have-a-felony-on-my-record/568668/ 2 replies Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-low-income-rental-when-I-have-a-felony-on-my-record/568668/ 2014-12-04T16:05:00Z DO NOT WANT LISTINGS ON HOUSES; DO YOU HAVE APARTMENT LISTINGS FOR ROYAL OAK, MADISON HEIGHTS MI? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DO-NOT-WANT-LISTINGS-ON-HOUSES-DO-YOU-HAVE-APARTMENT-LISTINGS-FOR-ROYAL-OAK-MADISON-HEIGHTS-MI/573733/ <p>I am looking for an apartment in Royal Oak MI, Madison Heights MI or surrounding areas.&nbsp; NO HOUSES, please.</p><p>Alternate is renovated Mobile Home in southeast Oakland County MI.</p><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DO-NOT-WANT-LISTINGS-ON-HOUSES-DO-YOU-HAVE-APARTMENT-LISTINGS-FOR-ROYAL-OAK-MADISON-HEIGHTS-MI/573733/ 2015-01-28T17:36:00Z DO NOT WANT LISTINGS ON HOUSES; DO YOU HAVE APARTMENT LISTINGS FOR ROYAL OAK, MADISON HEIGHTS MI? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DO-NOT-WANT-LISTINGS-ON-HOUSES-DO-YOU-HAVE-APARTMENT-LISTINGS-FOR-ROYAL-OAK-MADISON-HEIGHTS-MI/573733/ <p>I am looking for an apartment in Royal Oak MI, Madison Heights MI or surrounding areas.&nbsp; NO HOUSES, please.</p><p>Alternate is renovated Mobile Home in southeast Oakland County MI.</p><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DO-NOT-WANT-LISTINGS-ON-HOUSES-DO-YOU-HAVE-APARTMENT-LISTINGS-FOR-ROYAL-OAK-MADISON-HEIGHTS-MI/573733/ 2015-01-28T17:36:00Z How or what site do i find houses for rent? saginaw/bay city areas http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-or-what-site-do-i-find-houses-for-rent-saginaw-bay-city-areas/567251/ I am looking for an 3 or 4 bed rooms with 2+ baths and finished basement with an two car garage<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-or-what-site-do-i-find-houses-for-rent-saginaw-bay-city-areas/567251/ 2014-11-20T00:25:00Z can you list an office sub lease? (in michigan) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-list-an-office-sub-lease-in-michigan/572748/ 1 reply Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-list-an-office-sub-lease-in-michigan/572748/ 2015-01-19T22:38:00Z how to delete rental listing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-to-delete-rental-listing/571869/ &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-to-delete-rental-listing/571869/ 2015-01-11T14:34:00Z Bankruptcy on record http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bankruptcy-on-record/571237/ My fiance had to file bankruptcy last year and we lost our house. We actually willingly gave up the house because we owed more then it was worth. Now in need of a rental house. What do we/should we tell them about it?<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bankruptcy-on-record/571237/ 2015-01-05T08:30:00Z