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Your Tenants Vote

About one third of all registered voters rent their home.

On average a typical metropolitan locale in Florida has about 100,000 rental units.  These rentals are managed by a total of perhaps 1,000 apartment managers, professional property managers, or the property owners themselves.  This means it is quick, easy, and inexpensive to communicate with one third of all registered voters. Read this paragraph again.

About one third of all registered voters rent their home.

On average a typical metropolitan locale in Florida has about 100,000 rental units.  These rentals are managed by a total of perhaps 1,000 apartment managers, professional property managers, or the property owners themselves.  This means it is quick, easy, and inexpensive to communicate with one third of all registered voters. Read this paragraph again.

It is a safe bet that your tenants don’t know and don’t care how much you pay in annual property taxes.   Soon your tenants are going to cast a vote which will affect your property taxes.  There are lots of tenants who love the idea of sticking it to their landlord by voting for higher property taxes.  Read that again and again and again!

Take a look at your lease.  There is a spot where you type in the amount of rent your tenant must pay.  It’s probably a simple number like $1,000.00 per month.  Consider changing it to something like this:

  • Basic Rent $725.00

  • Property Tax surcharge $212.50

  • Property Insurance surcharge $62.50

  • Total Rent $1,000.00

(The Property Tax and Insurance surcharge should be exact, so divide your annual property tax bill by 12 and do the same for insurance.)  

If every landlord does this, more than one third of all registered voters will hate high property taxes.  

Read that again and forward the link to this article to every landlord you know.

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