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Small Claims Case in Texas

Connie from Dallas became a Collect Back Rent Team member in January. Connie was a retired teacher who is a landlord of 9 rental units. She had a tenant move out of her rental owing 2 month’s rent and damages of $2,000. Connie had listened to the hard luck stories and he moved out without notice.

Connie had received $1,000 for security deposit so her first step is to send an itemized statement of where the security deposit dispersed. The security deposit ($1,000) itemized statement she sent the tenant deducted the $1,000 of the damages which left a balance of $1,000 of damages. In the security deposit letter, a Demand Notice was included for $3,000 (rent and damages remaining). Connie sent the itemized statement and demand notice by certified mail with a return receipt.

After 30 days, the former tenant failed to respond so Connie filed a Small Claims case … Read More

Cleaning, Staining and Sealing Decks, Fences and More

With summer just around the corner, now is the time for those last minute outdoor home improvement projects. One area that can have a huge impact on the look of your outdoor spaces are exterior wood structures, including fences and decks. Not only can they provide privacy, style, security, convenience and comfort, they can also provide a stunning backdrop for your landscaping. Because of this, and the expense of repairing or replacing these wood structures, it is important to keep them looking great while protecting them from damaging water and ultraviolet (UV) rays. One of the best ways to do this is by having your outdoor wood surfaces professionally cleaned, stained and sealed.

Cleaning

One of the first steps in restoring any outdoor wood surface is cleaning the surface using specialized cleaners and a pressure washer. The purpose of this cleaning is to remove mildew, mold and fungus as well … Read More

Home Based Business Ideas For Retired People

For a variety of reasons, retirement may not be an attractive option once you have entered that world. With medical advances, most people live longer and healthier lives. As a result, many retirees have too much energy and passion for life to simply do nothing. If you have spent the majority of your life in the work place, retirement can result in boredom, loss of enthusiasm or loneliness. You may find yourself missing that job you dreaded. Other retired people immediately realize their retirement savings just won’t be enough, especially with an uncertain world economy. So, what next?

Have you ever dreamed of having your own business? Believe it or not, there are definite advantages for retirees that want to start a home based business. In fact, home based businesses in general are increasing and proving to be very successful. If you structure the business correctly and remain in compliance … Read More

How Much Money Do I Need To Start A New Business?

It doesn’t always require a massive amount of cash to start a new business. In fact, 25 percent of business owners need no dollar amount to start up and just over 32 percent of new business owners needed less than $5,000 to start or acquire their business.

Businesses such as housekeeping, gardening, internet retail sales, consulting services, daycare, handyman, or similar service industries may require little or no money to start-up yet have potential to grow into very prosperous companies. For example, Molly Maid Housecleaning Service is a multi-million dollar company with services expanding across the country. Molly Maid was started by cleaning just one home.

A new business is something like a spider. It has a core (the body); the primary starting point, then it grows legs. The legs are extensions of the core. Each leg represents another important part of the body. For instance, a gardening service starts … Read More

The Skills Every Handyman Should Possess

The home is an integral part of family life. It is where loving and happy memories are made and also a place of safety and security for those more stressful times in life. Children grow, play and learn in their homes, always living in the moment, their minds filled with new ideas and inventions. This means, like any other establishment, the home is prone to damage, as well as being in need of general updating. Once part of a home is damaged, and the repair work necessary is not something you could tackle yourself; the handyman is the one to call.

A professional handyman is skilled in fixing most mishaps, sometimes by fixing what is broken instead of using a costly replacement. And he doesn’t just deal with damage, but also with new tasks such as putting up TV wall mounts, installing baby safety equipment or erecting flat pack furniture. … Read More

How to Choose a Qualified Electrician

Electricity is something that only a qualified electrician should be handling. Ignoring this could prove fatal for both the person concerned and for all those who use the apartment or the gadget in question. Therefore if you need an electrical job done in your home, the only wise thing to do would be to hire a qualified electrician London. If this is the first time that you are using an electrician then your next question is probably going to be how do I find one? Here are some tips:

Look for credentials

To begin with make sure that the electrician that you are considering for the job is a certified electrician. This would mean that he needs to have some sort of training in the field. Electricians also need to be licensed by the appropriate authority. In addition to their licence they also need to have a permit by the … Read More

Handyman Business Goal Setting and Achieving – How to Make $100K Per Year As a Handyman

There are six major categories of goal setting that a Handyman business owner should set goals in, measure their progress toward those goals and work hard at achieving. Since you are continuing to read this, I suspect that you just might be interested in knowing what those six goal categories are. Well, I won’t disappoint you.

For the most part, let’s begin with the end in mind and work backwards.

Determine your income or money goal. If you want to make $100,000 per year as income in your Handyman business, then use that as your goal and work through the rest of your goals to figure out what you would need to do to earn that amount per year.

How many clients would you need to have at your decided rate to earn that amount of money with all your expenses taken out so that your Handyman business can actually … Read More

How to Find the Perfect Drywall Repair Services

The internet has changed a lot of things. Many businesses have gone online to compete in the market. Despite the constant movement toward the electronic marketplace, a lot of businesses still maintain a brick and mortar office. They do it for different reasons. Whatever the reason, when a business has a physical space, it requires maintenance and update. Therefore, a businesses will have hunt down for drywall repair services, sooner or later. This article helps businesses looking for handymen painting services for their place. It provides a checklist of five steps. Businesses can use this checklist to hire the best drywall repair and paint service for their work:

  1. Assessment – Ask yourself, if you need a professional drywall repair service. There are plenty of small repairs, which you can do yourself. If you are uncertain, it is best to phone a professional. Depending on the scope of the task –
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Why Should You Only Allow A Professional Locksmith To Repair Or Replace Your Car Keys?

Being locked out of your car is one of the most dreadful situations of the day – right? What if you found yourself in any such situation? Should you call a relative with spare key at the time of emergency? Not at all, especially if you have a baby with you or you need to reach anywhere as quickly as it is possible. On the off-chance, you think that hiring a handyman instead of a professional locksmith can save your money so you are wrong in all ways. This is because sometimes, it can even dig into any serious issue, which you cannot afford anyhow. There are many reasons that let you understand why you should only allow a car key specialist or a professional locksmith to deal with such situation. Have a look to know about those reasons.

They Use Branded Parts: One of the common reasons you should … Read More

Metal Roofing Is a Modern Solution to Roofing Problems

For many of the homeowners I speak to, the term “metal roof” conjures up images of rusty sheets of tin clinging perilously to a decaying barn. Not surprisingly, they can’t imagine why I’d recommend a metal roof or why any homeowner would seriously consider it.

Of course, the truth about modern metal roofing is actually quite different. First of all, while sheets of metal might make great barn roofing, it isn’t a good choice for homes. The residential metal roofing I install is actually comprised of concrete-coated steel shingles or panels. They come in a range of styles and colors, many of which are indistinguishable from more common types of roofing, such as asphalt shingles, clay tiles, and even slate.

But that’s where the similarities end. Metal roofing has many advantages over other materials.

One Roof, Two Jobs

Every roof has two critical jobs: One is to keep the weather … Read More