Property management companies are tasked with the responsibility of managing almost all of the tasks that come along with real estate ownership. Probably the most important role is that of acting as a liaison between the landlord and tenant. Some of the duties of property management companies include collecting rent, responding to and addressing maintenance issues, advertising vacancies for landlords, and doing credit and background checks on tenants. In exchange for these services that they provide, property management companies charge landlords a percentage of the rent collected each month, which is typically about 10 percent of the gross rent.
On March 1, 1966, the case of Miranda v. Arizona was argued in the Supreme Court, and was decided on June 13, 1966. The issue was that prior to the time of arrest and any interrogation of a person suspected of a crime, he/she must be told that he/she has: "the right to remain silent, the right to legal counsel, and the right to be told that anything he/she says can be used in court against" him/her.