KGC Properties LLC ~ Property Management & Real Estate In Tucson!


Just Because You Own The House Doesn’t Mean You Can Take It Back Whenever!

Call today from a tenant looking for a new place to live.  During these calls, I always ask, “Why are you looking to move?”  Today the answer was, “My landlord said he lost his house and he needs a place to move -  he said because he owns the place, I have to leave so he can move in.”

Ai yi yi - if you are a landlord – you should know better.  If you don’t know better, you shouldn’t be in the business of being a landlord. 

If you are a tenant, and you

  • have a lease,

  • pay your rent on time,

  • haven’t violated any terms of the lease,

  • you can sit back and relax.. you won't have to move. 

But...could or would a landlord in this “predicament” make it difficult for you if you don’t move?  Sure, it could happen.  People in these situations who feel entitled, or feel that something is “theirs so they can do what they want” could make things difficult just to force you out.

If you decide to move out to keep the peace -  protect yourself:

  • Have the landlord put notice in writing

  • Get a reference letter ahead of time for your next landlord

  • Ask how and when the landlord intends to refund your security deposit (could be an issue with a landlord going broke)

  • Don’t wreck the home on your way out – two irrational decisions don’t make one good one.

Buying or selling Tucson real estate, Mt Lemmon, Tucson bank-owned homes, Tucson rental homes, or Tucson lease option homes? Visit .



This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are  presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions.    Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2014. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission: .


Comment balloon 8 commentsGabrielle Kamahele Rhind • October 29 2012 05:03PM
Just Because You Own The House Doesn’t Mean You Can Take It Back…
Call today from a tenant looking for a new place to live. During these calls, I always ask, “Why are you looking to move? ” Today the answer was, “My landlord said he lost his house and he needs a place to move - he said because he owns the place… more
Greed Is Legal – But It Doesn't Make A Lease Valid.
One thing that bugs me when meeting new or prospective tenants is hearing, “My old landlord “did this”, ”had this in the lease”, “Kept my security deposit because…” – especially when it comes to DIY landlords. The reason it bugs me is… more
Yes! You Can Evict A Tenant For Loud Noise!
Two of the biggest complaints neighbors have about other neighbors are: loud noise and barking dogs I rarely get calls about either – but every once in a while it happens. And the big question: What can be done about it? If you are the… more
You Have The Right To Remain Silent. But Background Checks Will…
"Why does it matter that I have speeding tickets? ” asked a rental applicant. Because it tells a story – sometimes, several stories, important to a landlord deciding whether or not you can afford the rent. Are you a criminal because of… more
Landlord Basics – Part I: Don’t Rent To Family Or Friends.
A while ago – well maybe longer than a while ago – OK back when I bought my first investment property – I thought it would be a great idea to rent one of the units to a friend. He was down on his luck, recently divorced, needed a year to get back on… more
Tenant Beware ~ Craigslist Scams Are Targeting You!
Listing a rental home on Craigslist, I was getting a lot of calls from confused individuals: “One ad says the home rents for $1000 – your other ad says $700 a month. Which is it? ” After doing a little investigating – it turns out there was… more
Blue Wheels of Valor Motorcycle Ride… A Special Day For My Family
My heart goes out to Barbara and her family - hearing the news of a fallen officer is hard for the public - and indescribable for families. The National Law Encofrcement Officers Memorial is a place my family and I will travel to visit one day… more
Another Great Tucson Rita Ranch Home For Rent!
Gabrielle (Kamahele) Rhind | KGC Properties LLC | (520) 245-0242 8200 S Placita Del Barquero, Tucson, AZ Charming Rita Ranch ~ Cul De Sac ~ Home For Rent 3BR/2BA Single Family House $995/month Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1, 427… more
Vail Tucson 3 Bedroom~Den~ 1 Acre Lot Home For Lease!
This is a great, just over 1800 square home for rent in the Vail School District. Home has large vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, built in barbeque, large acre lot, open kitchen/dining area, two car garage and views surrounding the… more
Why Won’t You Take Partial Payments? Let Me Count The Reasons!
Prospective tenants : please read this carefully- this is the one question that will certainly get you going in the wrong direction with a potential landlord: "Will you take part of the rent and security deposit now and part later? ” … more