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Common Tax Deductions for Landlords
Landlords have many tax deductions they can take advantage of. Learn the common tax deductions that can help save you money.

Tenants' Rights in Georgia- Georgia's Landlord Tenant Law
Georgia tenants are offered protections under Georgia's landlord tenant code. Learn six rights of tenants in this state.

Tenants' Rights in Florida- 5 Rights of Every Tenant
The landlord tenant act gives tenants in Florida certain rights. Here are five ways in which tenants in Florida are protected.

Tenants' Rights in Arkansas
Arkansas' landlord tenant law grants tenants in Arkansas certain rights. Here are six ways tenants in Arkansas are protected.

Tips to Make Choosing a Countertop Easy
Choosing a countertop for your property renovation can be overwhelming. Following these tips can help make the decision easier.

Tenants' Rights in Arizona
Landlord tenant law in Arizona grants tenants certain rights. Here are ten ways tenants in Arizona are protected.

Tenants' Rights in Alabama
Tenants are granted certain rights under Alabama's Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Here are seven ways tenants in Alabama are protected.

Tenants' Rights in Ohio- Landlord Tenant Law
The landlord tenant law in Ohio is designed to grant certain rights to landlords and tenants. Here are five ways tenants in Ohio are protected.

Tenants' Rights in Illinois- Landlord Tenant Act
The landlord tenant act gives tenants in Illinois certain rights. Learn six ways tenants are protected in the state of Illinois.

Tips for Choosing the Right Tenant for Your Rental
There are many things to consider when choosing a tenant for your rental. Here are six tips to help you pick the right one.

Flooring Options for Your Investment Property
Investment properties may have different flooring needs than owner occupied homes. Learn how to choose the best flooring options.

How to Make Over Your Rental Property
Learn how to makeover your property so it's more appealing to potential tenants. These 5 simple strategies will have your property rented in no time.

Prepare Your Property for a Hurricane
Advice for landlords on preparing your property for a hurricane. These are the steps to take before a hurricane hits.

Signs of Bed Bugs in Your Property
If you are afraid you have bed bugs, here are the signs that could mean you have a problem and information for treating it.

Dealing With Barking Dogs and Pet Odors
Barking dogs and pet odors can make your property feel more like a kennel than a home. Here are tips for dealing with noisy pets and odors.

Fair Housing - Protected Classes by State
Seven classes are protected from housing discrimination by the Fair Housing Act. Learn what additional groups are protected in each state.

Fair Housing - Protected Classes by State
Seven classes are protected from housing discrimination by the Fair Housing Act. Learn what additional groups are protected in each state.

Fair Housing - Protected Classes by State
Seven classes are protected from housing discrimination by the Fair Housing Act. Learn what additional groups are protected in each state.

Fair Housing - Protected Classes by State
Seven classes are protected from housing discrimination by the Fair Housing Act. Learn what additional groups are protected in each state.

Fair Housing - Protected Classes by State
Seven classes are protected from housing discrimination by the Fair Housing Act. Learn what additional groups are protected in each state.

8 Basics of California's Security Deposit Law
Security deposit law in California has certain basics rules rental property owners must follow. Learn eight things California landlords must do.

8 Basics of New York's Security Deposit Law
If a New York landlord is going to collect a security deposit from a tenant, he or she has to follow certain laws. Here are eight basics.

Tenants' Rights in Maryland
Maryland's landlord tenant law makes it clear that its tenants have certain rights. Here are four ways tenants in Maryland are protected.

Tenants' Rights in North Carolina
The landlord tenant law in North Carolina provides certain rights for landlords and tenants. Learn four ways tenants in North Carolina are protected.

Tenants' Rights in Massachusetts
The landlord tenant law in Massachusetts provides certain rights for landlords and tenants. Here are five ways Massachusetts tenants are protected.

Do Your Tenants Need Renters Insurance
Landlords should advise tenants to purchase renter's insurance. Tenants need this liability coverage and contents coverage.

List of Section 8 Offices in Union County, New Jersey
To apply for a Section 8 voucher in Union County, New Jersey, you need to go to the proper Public Housing Authority. Here is the list of the offices.

Illinois Tenant's Right to Have Locks Changed
Changing a new tenant's locks is a responsibility Illinois landlords have. Learn when a tenant has the right to have the locks changed.

Illinois Tenant's Rights After Domestic Violence
In Illinois, tenants who have been victims of domestic violence have certain rights. Here is what they are entitled to after the crime.

Illinois Tenant's Rights for Service Members
Service members have exclusive rights under Illinois' landlord tenant act.Here is how Illinois Code protects these tenants.

Tenants' Rights in Delaware- How Are They Protected
The landlord tenant act grants tenants in Delaware certain rights. Here are five ways tenants in Delaware are protected.

Delaware Tenant's Rights After Landlord Retaliation
In Delaware, it is illegal for a landlord to retaliate. Learn what is considered retaliation in the state and a tenant's rights after the event.

Delaware Tenant's Right to Rent Disclosure
There are certain facts about the rent terms that tenants in Delaware have the legal right to. Here is what a landlord must disclose.

Delaware Tenant's Right to Notice Before Landlord Entry
Does a tenant in Delaware always have to allow a landlord entry into their rental? Learn their rights to notice before entry.

Alabama Tenant's Right to Rent Disclosure
There are certain details about the rent terms that an Alabama tenant has the legal right to know. Learn what a landlord must disclose.

Florida Tenant's Rights After Landlord Retaliation
Landlord retaliation is illegal in Florida. Learn what landlord acts are considered retaliatory and a tenant's rights after the act.

Tenants' Rights in Iowa- Landlord Tenant Law
The landlord tenant law in Iowa is designed to provide certain rights for landlords and tenants. Here are five ways tenants in Iowa are protected.

Georgia Tenant's Right to Abandoned Property
Georgia code has rules for when a tenant's property is considered abandoned. Here are a tenant's rights to this property.

Tenants' Rights in Connecticut
The landlord tenant act gives tenants in Connecticut certain rights. Here are eight ways tenants in Connecticut are protected.

Connecticut Tenant's Right to Terminate Lease Agreement
A Connecticut tenant is promised certain rights under their lease agreement. If certain rights are violated, a tenant can terminate this lease.

Connecticut Tenant's Right to Withhold Rent for Repairs
Tenants are allowed to withhold rent in Connecticut when essential habitability conditions are not being met. Learn their right to repairs.

Connecticut Tenant's Rights After Domestic Violence
After suffering domestic violence, a Connecticut tenant is protected. Learn the rights of these victims in Connecticut.

Connecticut Tenant's Rights After Landlord Retaliation
In Connecticut, landlord retaliation is illegal. Learn what constitutes retaliation and what a tenant’s rights are.

Connecticut Tenant's Right to Rent Disclosure
There are certain details about the rent terms that Connecticut tenants have the right to know. Here is what a landlord must disclose.

Substantial Violations in Colorado- Landlord's Rights
Substantial violations will quickly end a tenant’s lease agreement. Learn about a landlord’s right to terminate in Colorado.

Tenants' Rights In Colorado
Colorado’s landlord tenant act grants tenants certain rights. Here are six ways tenants in Colorado are protected.

Florida Tenant's Right to Rent Disclosure
There are certain rent rules that Florida tenants are entitled to know. Here is what a landlord must rightfully disclose.

Colorado Tenant's Rights After Landlord Retaliation
Landlord retaliation is illegal in Colorado. Learn Colorado’s definition of retaliation and what tenant’s rights are after the act.

Alabama Tenant's Right to Withhold Rent for Repairs
A tenant may want to withhold rent in Alabama if a repair is not being completed, but are they legally allowed to do so? Find out their rights.

Alabama Tenants' Rights After Landlord Retaliation
In Alabama, landlord retaliation is illegal. Learn what constitutes retaliation and what a tenant's rights are.

California Tenant's Right to Repair and Deduct
Tenants in California have the right to repair and deduct in certain situations. Health and safety issues are a main reason to repair and deduct.

Tenants' Rights in California
Tenants are granted certain rights by California’s landlord tenant act. Here are seven ways tenants in California are protected.

Georgia Tenant's Right to Landlord Disclosures
Tenants in Georgia have a right to be made aware of certain existing conditions at the rental property. Here are five things a landlord must disclose.

Georgia Tenant's Rights for Service Members
Service members have special rights under Georgia's landlord tenant law. Here is how Georgia Code protects these tenants.

Georgia Tenant's Right to Rent Disclosure
Every Georgia tenant has the right to know certain things about the rent. Learn what rent disclosures a Georgia landlord must make.

Hawaii Tenant's Right to Rent Disclosure
There are certain rent rules that Hawaii tenants are entitled to know. Here is what a landlord must rightfully disclose.

Hawaii Tenant's Rights After Domestic Violence
After being a victim of domestic violence, a Hawaii tenant is protected by the law. Learn the rights of these victims in Hawaii.

Hawaii Tenant's Rights After Landlord Retaliation
In most cases, retaliation by a landlord is illegal in the state of Hawaii. Learn what a tenant has a right to do after the act.

Tenants' Rights in Hawaii- Landlord Tenant Law
Hawaii’s landlord tenant act grants tenants in the state certain rights. Here are six ways tenants in Hawaii are protected.

Alabama Tenant's Right to Notice Before Landlord Entry
There are situations in Alabama where a landlord must be allowed entry into a tenant's unit. Learn if a tenant always has the right to notice before.

A Landlord's Right to Enter Rental Property
A landlord only has a right to enter a rental property at certain times. Learn ten reasons why and when a landlord can enter a rental.

What Is a Certificate of Occupancy?
A certificate of occupancy may be required to show that a property complies with all building codes. Learn what a CO is and if you need to get one.

9 Basics of Indiana's Security Deposit Law
Indiana landlord tenant law allows landlords to place a lien on a tenant’s car as a security deposit. Learn nine basic deposit rules in Indiana.

Oregon Security Deposit Law
Landlords in Oregon must follow certain laws regarding the security deposit. Here is what Oregon landlords can and cannot do.

New Hampshire Security Deposit Laws and Regulations
In New Hampshire, landlords must follow certain security deposit rules. Here are the basics of New Hampshire's laws and regulations.

Mortgage Contingency Clause Sample Terms
Whether buying or selling a property, you must understand what a mortgage contingency clause is. Here is a sample clause in a purchase contract.

Tenant's Right to Bed Bug Control in Arizona
In Arizona, tenants have the right to have bed bugs controlled. Learn the steps landlords and tenants must take.

Tenant's Rights After Domestic Violence in Arizona
In Arizona, tenants who have been victims of domestic violence have certain rights. Here is what they are entitled to after the crime.

Tenant's Right to Withhold Rent for Repairs in Arizona
Tenants in Arizona have the right to withhold rent for certain repairs. Health and safety violations are a main reason to withhold rent.

Tenant's Rights After Landlord Retaliation in Arizona
Retaliation by a landlord is illegal in most cases in Arizona. Learn what a tenant's rights are after the act.

Arkansas Tenants' Rights When Landlord Requests Entry
Does an Arkansas tenant always have to grant a landlord entry into their unit? Here are a tenant's rights when a landlord requests access.

Tenant's Right to Rent Disclosure in Arkansas
There are certain details Arkansas tenants have a right to know about their rent. Here are the required landlord disclosures.

Tenant's Rights After Domestic Abuse in Arkansas
In Arkansas, tenants who have been victims of domestic abuse have certain rights. Here is how they are protected after the crime.

Tenant's Right to Lead Disclosure in Arkansas
Elevated levels of lead can lead to serious health issues. Learn how Arkansas is protecting a tenant's right to lead disclosure.

Sample Lead Paint Disclosure Form for Landlords
Landlords and property owners must follow specific rules and provide certain forms regarding the disclosure of lead paint on their property.

Florida Security Deposit Law for Rental Property
If you own rental property in Florida, you must follow certain laws relating to the security deposit. Learn about Florida​ security deposit law.

New Jersey Security Deposit Laws and Regulations
If you own rental property in New Jersey, you must follow certain security deposit laws. Learn what you can and cannot do as a landlord.

Illinois Security Deposit Law - Limits and Regulations
If you own rental property in Illinois, you must follow certain security deposit laws. Learn what you can and cannot do.

Is a Landlord Liable if a Tenant's Dog Bites Someone?
Many landlords are afraid they could be held liable if a tenant’s dog bites someone. Learn when you could be held responsible.

9 Tips for Preventing Bed Bugs in Your Property
There are ways you can prevent bed bugs from becoming a problem in your property. Here are nine tips to help prevent a bed bug infestation.

FAQs About Fair Housing for Families
Families are a class protected by the Fair Housing Act. Learn who is protected and what actions are considered discrimination.

The Basics of Ohio's Security Deposit Law
It is important that every landlord in the state of Ohio understand the security deposit law. Here are five basic questions.

9 Basics of Arizona's Security Deposit Law
Arizona's landlord tenant law sets the security deposit maximum at one and a half month's rent. Learn nine basic questions about security deposits. .

Maintaining Rental Property- 6 Landlord Rrsponsibilities
Landlords have a legal responsibility to keep their rental property in good condition. Learn 6 ways they must maintain it.

Basic Landlord Obligations Under Landlord-Tenant Law
There are certain basic obligations that a landlord must fulfill under landlord tenant law. Learn five things a landlord must legally do.

Handling Tenant Pest Complaints
Landlords never want to have pests in their property, but it happens to the best of us. Learn how to handle a tenant pest complaint.

Reasons You Can Evict a Tenant
You must have a legal reason or grounds for eviction. Here are five more situations which can allow you to legally part ways with your tenant.

Reasons You Cannot Evict a Tenant
Landlords and tenants both have legal rights under landlord-tenant laws. Learn four reasons why a tenant cannot be evicted.

Common Eviction Mistakes - What Not to Do
The process for evicting a tenant can be confusing. Here are three common eviction mistakes every landlord should avoid for legal reasons.

How to Tell if You Have Mice in Your Rental Property
No one wants to find mice in their rental property. Here are eight ways to tell if you may have a problem and four common places to look.

9 Reasons Mice Run Rampant in Rentals
It is not unusual for mice to run rampant in rental properties. Here are nine reasons they cause problems for landlords.

What Is a Retaliatory Eviction?
When evicting a tenant, you must follow the proper legal procedures. Retaliatory evictions are illegal. Here are some examples why.

Renting Your Property Using a Tenant's Sense of Smell
Our sense of smell can influence how we feel about a place or situation. Learn how a tenant’s sense of smell can get your property rented quickly.

Improvements vs. Repairs for Rental Property Owners
It is important to understand the difference between property improvements and repairs for tax purposes and for increasing the value of your investment.

What You Must Include in Your Rental Ad
There are certain things a good rental ad always includes. Learn the must-haves that will help fill your vacancy quickly with this list.

Standard Mileage Rate vs. Actual Expenses
When deducting business travel expenses on your taxes, you can use the standard mileage rate or the actual automobile expenses.

What Is the Home Office Deduction Limit?
You may be subject to a home office deduction limit. Learn how to determine if you will be able to deduct all of your home office expenses.

How to Write a Newspaper Rental Ad
A newspaper can be a great place to post an ad for a vacancy at your rental property. Learn how to write a newspaper ad.

Ways to Resolve a Security Deposit Dispute
A common dispute between landlords and tenants is over the return of the security deposit. Here are four ways to resolve this issue.

Best Ways of Advertising Apartments on Craigslist
Many landlords advertise apartments on Craigslist, so you want your rental to be seen. Here are five ways to make yours stand out.

How to Place a 'For Rent' Ad on Craigslist
Craigslist is a great place to advertise your rental for free. Learn how to place your 'For Rent' ad and find tenants quickly.

Amenities Tenants Look for in a Property
Why do some rentals stay on the market for months? Get your property rented quickly by learning the amenities tenants want. Here's what renters want.

Safety Risks When Showing Property
Showing property is essential when you want to get it rented or sold, but there are safety risks involved. Learn what dangers to beware of.

Steps for Handling Tenant Complaints
Tenants will complain and landlords must resolve these complaints. Learn the steps a landlord can take for successfully handling these complaints.

Noisy Neighbor Tenant Complaints (Handling Advice)
Dealing with a tenant complaining about noise is a common issue for landlords. Here's how to handle noisy tenants.

Devise a Plan for Handling Maintenance Requests
To help handle the constant stream of tenant maintenance requests, you should devise a plan before you even place tenants in your property.

8 Steps for Dealing With a Tenant Maintenance Issue
Maintenance issues are no fun for either landlords or tenants. Here are eight steps to make dealing with them as a landlord easier.

Handling Tenant Complaints About Pets
A common tenant complaint involves pets. Here are the steps you should take when handling these tenant complaints about pets.

What If a Dog Bites a Tenant
Landlords who allow dogs in their property often wonder what they will do if a dog bites a tenant. Here are the steps you should take.

6 Ways Tenants Can Get Rid of Bed Bugs at Their Property
There are ways tenants can help get rid of bed bugs. Here are six tips landlords should pass along to their tenants to help keep them from spreading.

5 Things Not to Say in a Short Sale Hardship Letter
The hardship letter is likely the first thing that will be seen in your short sale package. Learn five things not to say when writing yours.

Cons of Finishing a Basement for Property Investors
As a property investor, finishing a basement can have its downsides. Learn seven cons of renovating this below grade space.

6 Costs When Finishing Basements for Property Investors
Finishing a basement is a costly undertaking for anyone. Here are six costs every property investor needs to be aware of.

Pros of Finishing a Basement for Property Investors
Finishing a basement can have many benefits for property investors. Learn eight pros of turning below grade living into usable space.

5 Tips for Property Investors About Finishing Basements
As a property investor, there are several things you should look into before finishing a basement. Learn five tips before you begin.

What Is a Sheriff's Sale- Foreclosure Auction
Sheriff's sales can allow lenders to recoup losses on foreclosed properties. Here are the rules of purchasing a property at a sheriff's sale.

Essential Parts of a Property Management Agreement
There are essential protections in a property management agreement that every landlord should look for. Here are six parts you must pay attention to.

Pros and Cons of Flipping Including Taxes
Flipping a property is a popular type of short-term real estate investment. Here are the pros and cons of this strategy.

Situations That Cause Distressed Property
Distressed property is attractive to property investors because you can often get a deal on it. Here are seven situations that can cause distress.

15 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Property
There are many different tips for increasing the value of your property. Learn 15 ways you can boost the value of your investment.

Property Value, Location and Room Function
There are many types of flooring to choose from when trying to renovate your investment property. These three tips can help you make the best choice.

Pros and Cons of Property Investing in College Towns
Buying property near or in a college town has the potential to be a great investment. Here are eight pros and cons to consider.

7 Disadvantages of Buying a Short Sale
There are certain negatives to be aware of when buying a short sale. Learn seven disadvantages that you could encounter in this type of purchase.

Property Investing in Retirement Communities
Retirement communities offer property investing opportunities. Learn what they are, who lives there and the types of properties available.

Pros and Cons of Investing in Retirement Homes
Buying a home in a retirement community as a property investment has its positives and negatives. Learn seven pros and three cons of this investment.

3 Things That Can Cause Property Value to Decrease
There are many reasons the value of your property can decrease. Learn three major things that can cause your home price to plummet.

Reasons a Tenant Can Legally Break a Lease
Having a tenant break a lease is something every landlord dreads. However, there are legal reasons a tenant can do it. Learn five.

5 Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid
It is common for landlords to make mistakes when managing rental property and dealing with tenants. Avoid these five costly landlord mistakes.

Benefits of Investing in an Income Property
Income property can be a very lucrative investment. Huge tax write-offs and extra income in your pocket are some of the benefits of rental property.

Evaluate the Investment Property
When buying property, you must first thoroughly evaluate the investment. This will help determine if it is a good or bad investment.

Develop a Plan Before Investing in Property
Developing a plan before you invest in property will increase your chances of success in the long run. Ask yourself these questions to help guide you.

Property Manager - Roles and Responsibilities
Many property owners hire property managers to manage their investment properties. Find out what a property manager is responsible for and how they can help you.

Property Management Interview Questions- Part I
Finding the best property management for your investment is crucial. Here are four must ask questions when interviewing a property manager.

How Much Should a Tenant's Security Deposit Be?
A tenant's security deposit should be based on the monthly rent of the unit. Find out how much you should and can charge.

Section 8 Housing Eligibility Requirements
To determine your eligibility, take a look at Section 8 requirements. To receive a Section 8 Housing voucher, you must meet certain requirements.

How Much Will Section 8 Pay Landlords
As a landlords, Section 8 has its advantages and disadvantages. Learn how much Section 8 will pay for your unit.

Should You Charge a Late Fee for Late Rent Payments
Charging a fee for late rent is a personal decision for each landlord. Here are some factors to consider when a tenant's payment is late.

Setting a Rent Due Date for Tenants
Setting a consistent schedule for collecting rent from tenants is important. Learn why you should make rent due on the same date each month.

Things a Landlord Must Do Before a Tenant Moves In
Before a new tenant moves in, a landlord has certain responsibilities. Here are nine things that​ should be on every landlord checklist.

Information to Keep Records of During Tenant Screening
Recording certain information during tenant screening can help you keep track of the good and the bad. Here are eight things to consider.

What Is a Landlord Walk-Through Inspection?
A landlord should walk-through a tenant’s apartment prior to move-out. Learn six ways this inspection benefits landlords and tenants.

Sample Rental Checklist for Condition of Unit
A rental checklist can help a landlord easily document the condition of a unit when a tenant moves in and when they move out. Here is a sample checklist.

Documenting Condition of Rental Property- The Basics
Landlords should always document the condition of their rental property. Here are the basics of how, when, why and what to look for.

Sample Landlord Checklist for New Tenants
It can be stressful having a new tenant move into your rental property. This landlord checklist will help make sure you don’t miss any steps.

Sample Rent Increase Letter- Yearly Tenants
Landlords must follow certain rules to increase rent on tenants with yearly leases. This sample letter is a good example of what to include.

How to Increase Security at Rental Property- Make Property More Secure
You want your rental property to be as secure as it can be. Learn how to increase security and keep your tenants safe.

9 Reasons Why Tenants Leave a Rental
Tenants move for many reasons. Here are some of the most common things that cause a tenant to leave and create a vacancy at your rental.

6 Easy Ways to Stop Your Pipes From Freezing
Keeping your pipes warm when it gets cold outside can prevent a disaster. Here are six easy ways you can stop them from freezing.

How to Protect Your Right to the Security Deposit
Landlords, learn how to protect the portion of the security deposit you are entitled to. Here are the right steps to take.

Reasons You Can Keep a Tenant's Security Deposit
A security deposit can offer you protection if a tenant becomes a problem. Here are five common reasons you can keep a tenant's security deposit.

How to Tell if Your Pipes Are Frozen
Frozen pipes are a serious problem. Here are some signs that can help you tell if the pipes at your property are frozen.

Questions You Cannot Ask a Prospective Tenant
Be careful what you say when screening prospective tenants. There are interview questions you cannot ask, be sure to be in the know.

Basic Questions About Security Deposits for Rentals
Did you know there is a maximum amount you can charge tenants as a security deposit? Here are the basics for your rental.

What Is a Lease in Real Estate?
You may have heard of a lease, or even signed one, but do you know what a lease actually is? Find out more about real estate leases.

How to Write a Lease Agreement
The information included in most leases will vary, but every lease should have some basics. Make sure your agreement has these five parts.

Sample Security Deposit Lease Agreement
The security deposit clause is one of the most important ones in your lease agreement. Here is a sample of five things to include.

Sample Security Deposit Receipt for Rentals
When you receive a security deposit from a tenant it is a good idea to send them a receipt, stating that you received the deposit.

Sample Move Out Checklist for Landlords and Tenants
A move out checklist helps to avoid confusion between landlord and tenant about the condition the apartment should be left in. Here is a sample.

Sample Employment Verification Request Form
To verify a tenant's employment, you may have to send their employer an Tenant Employment Verification Form. Here is a sample.

Verifying a Prospective Tenant's Income and Employment
All landlords should verify a prospective tenant's income and employment as part of tenant screening. Here are the steps you should take.

How Landlords Can Prevent Pests in Their Property
Preventing pests from entering your property involves some work. Learn steps landlords can take to keep pests out.

7 Ways Tenants Can Keep Pests Out
Pests in your property are a quick way to scare away tenants. Learn seven ways a tenant can help keep them out.

Tips for Thawing a Frozen Water Pipe
When the temperatures turn colder, the water pipes at your property might be at risk. Here are seven tips for thawing a frozen pipe.

Advantages of Renting to Section 8 Tenants
Renting out your investment property can be challenging. Learn four advantages of accepting Section 8 tenants at your rentals.

Disadvantages of Renting to Section 8 Tenants
Finding the right tenant for your property is always a challenge. Learn some of the disadvantages of accepting Section 8 tenants at your rentals.

Property Maintenance Tips That Can Save Landlords Money
Regular property maintenance can help save you money. Here are six tips to help you catch a small problem before it turns into a large expense.

Security Deposit- What Is A Security Deposit
A security deposit is a sum of money a tenant agrees to pay a landlord prior to move-in. Learn what a landlord must do when collecting this deposit.

How to Find Tenants for Your Rental Property
To get your property rented quickly you need to advertise your rental vacancy in different places. Learn nine different ways to find tenants.

How Landlords Use Blockbusting to Get Homes Ilegally
Blockbusting is illegal. It involves convincing homeowners to sell by telling them minorities are moving in and will decrease property values.

What to Include in Your Pet Policy as a Landlord
As a landlord, a comprehensive pet policy is essential to protect yourself and your tenants. Learn how to screen tenants with pets and the essential information your policy should include.

Pros and Cons of Renters With Pets
As a landlord, there are pros and cons of letting your renters have pets. Learn the good and bad to see if you should make your property pet friendly.

How to Set the Right Price for Your Rental
Setting a price for your rental that will attract tenants and make you money can be tricky. Here are five tips for how to price it right.

Form of Egress- What Is Form of Egress
Having the appropriate forms of egress in your rental property can help save your tenants lives. Learn what a form of egress is.

The Many Different Roles of a Landlord
It is hard to define a landlord because landlords do so many different things. Learn some of the roles and responsibilities a landlord takes on.

Responsibilities Landlords Have to Rental Property
A landlord has legal, financial, and maintenance responsibilities to their rental property. Here are seven things a landlord must always do.

Landlord's Responsibilities to Their Tenants
A landlord has certain obligations to their tenants. Learn what landlord responsibilities are for and what they should do in good faith.

Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord
Before becoming a landlord, you should understand some of the ups and downs a landlord faces. Here are some of the challenges and rewards.

10 Questions for Prospective Tenants
Finding the right tenant is often about asking the right questions. Learn the 10 Essential Questions for Prospective Tenants.

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm- Tips for Landlords
It is important for landlords to know how to prepare their properties in the event of a winter storm. Here are some tips.

5 Things to Do After a Snowstorm- Advice for Landlords
There are certain things landlords must do after a snowstorm. Here is some advice for repairing your property after a winter storm.

What Is Normal Wear and Tear of a Property?
Normal wear and tear is not a reason you can keep a tenant’s security deposit. Learn the difference between damage and normal wear and tear.

Common Lease Clauses and Lease Riders
Learn the common residential lease clauses. Learn what additional riders you should include to supplement your lease agreement.

The Complete Guide to the Security Deposit
This guide will give you a complete understanding of the security deposit. Learn the basics, the rules and how to handle a dispute.

Tips for Winterizing Your Property
Winterizing your property is important. These useful tips will teach you what parts of the property to focus on and how to protect them.

The Office Investment Property
An office building is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in an office building.

Land as an Investment Property
Land is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in land.

Retail Investment Property
A retail building is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in a retail building.

Mixed Use Investment Property
A mixed use building is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in a mixed use building.

Industrial Investment Property
An industrial building is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in an industrial building

Small Multifamily Investment Property
A small multifamily home is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in small multifamily homes.

The Complete Guide to Tenant Screening
Do you have a comprehensive tenant screening process? Learn everything from placing 'for rent' ads to running credit checks.

Large Multifamily Investment Property
A large multifamily is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in a large multifamily property.

Second Home/Vacation Home Investment Property
A second home or a vacation home is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in second homes.

Choosing Materials for Your Property Renovation
Choosing materials for a property renovation can be a daunting task. Learn the various options available and the best bets for each room.

Single Family Investment Property
A single family home or a single family condo is a type of investment property. Find out the pros and cons of investing in single family property.

Landlord Duties and Responsibilities
A landlord's duties include maintaining the rental property and collecting the rent. Learn what a landlord is responsible for.

What Landlords Must Do Before Running a Credit Check
There are certain steps every landlord must take before they are able to run a credit check on a prospective tenant. From being approved to check credit, to deciding if you will charge an application fee, learn what it takes to access a tenant's credit report.

How to Run a Credit Check on a Prospective Tenant
Although you have heard the term, credit check, you may not fully understand what is in a credit check. Learn the information a credit check can provide about a prospective tenant.

How to Run a Credit Check on a Prospective Tenant
There is certain information you will need before you can perform a credit check on a tenant. This includes their written permission, as well as identifying information from the application form. Page 2.

Tips for Running a Credit Check
Here are some tips to follow when running a credit check on a prospective tenant. Learn when you need to send an

Run the Credit Check
There are many different companies that will screen tenants for you. Decide which one you will use to run the credit check on a potential tenant to help you determine if they will be a good tenant.

Analyzing the Results of the Credit Check- Good Credit vs. Bad Credit
The results of a credit check will tell you if a tenant has good credit or bad credit. Learn what a tenant's financial past is so important to your future as a successful landlord.

The Complete Guide to Property Managers
Everything you need to know about property managers. Follow these descriptions to longer explanations in the links provided for more information.

7 Basics of Louisiana's Security Deposit Law
Louisiana’s landlord tenant law does not set a limit on how much landlords can charge tenants for their security deposits. Learn seven basic rules.

7 Basics of Oklahoma's Security Deposit Law
Landlords in Oklahoma have certain basic responsibilities for tenant’s security deposits. Learn seven laws landlords must follow.

7 Websites to Find Investment Property for Sale
Finding investment property for sale can be tricky. Here are seven websites that can make your search easier.

How to Deduct Travel Expenses on Your Taxes
Landlords and property investors can deduct travel expenses that are related to their business on their taxes. Find out how in this article.

What Records Should I Keep for Tax Purposes?
Do you ask yourself, 'What records should I keep for taxes?' Learn the right records to keep to make filing your taxes easier.

5 Common Reasons for Tenant Eviction
If you are filing for a tenant eviction, you have to do it for a legal reason. Here are five times you can recover possession of your property.

What Is a Notice to Quit- Tenant Eviction
Before you can evict a tenant, you usually have to present them with a Notice to Quit. Find out what it is and why you need it.

How to Get Tenants to Renew Their Rental Lease
There are steps a landlord can take to prevent a tenant from moving out of their rental. Learn five ways to get a tenant to renew their lease.

How to Place a Classified Ad in the Newspaper
The classified section of the newspaper is a great place to advertise your rental. Here's how to place the ad in the most efficient way.

Pros and Cons of Suburban Investment Property
Great investment properties can be found in all parts of the country. The suburbs offer some unique pros and cons to consider.

5 Reasons You Should Short Sell Your Property
If you owe more than your home is worth, short selling your property may be your best option. Learn five reasons a short sale can help you financially.

Should You Hire a Property Manager?
Do you need to hire a property manager? Find out what you should consider before making your decision.

Questions for Property Managers - Fees and Services
When searching for a property manager, you can easily hire the wrong person if you don't ask the right questions. Find advice on what to look for.

How to Find the Best Property Manager
Anyone can claim to be a property manager, but you need to protect your investment by knowing what to look for. Here are six tips for finding the best.

How to Terminate a Property Management Contract
If your property manager is not living up to expectations, you must terminate the management contract. Learn the dos and don'ts of firing a property manager.

5 Different Ways to Find Rental Properties for Sale
There are many different approaches when it comes to finding rental property. Learn five ways to discover these homes for sale.

HUD Housing Programs Every Landlord Should Know
Every landlord in the United States should be familiar with certain housing programs. Here are three HUD programs you should know.

What Is the Federal Fair Housing Act?
The goal of the Federal Fair Housing Act is to end discrimination in housing. It specifically tries to protect seven classes of people.

How to Calculate the Fair Market Rent for Your Unit
Fair market rent can help you decide how much to charge for your rental unit. It is a rent estimate calculated by HUD and used for Section 8 vouchers.

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Tips to Reduce Noise in Apartments
Tenant complaints about apartment noise are a common issue landlords must deal with. Here are five tips for reducing it.

How to Handle Tenant Complaints
The landlord tenant relationship can be hostile, but it doesn't have to be. Learn how to handle tenant complaints and keep tenants happy.

Types of Insurance for Landlords and Property Investors
Having the proper insurance is vital for landlords and property investors. The right insurance is a hedge against large losses and financial havoc.

Basics of Alabama's Security Deposit Law
Rental property owners in Alabama must understand the basics of the security deposit law. Here are nine rules to become familiar with.

Landlords, Tenants, & Security Deposit Law in Missouri
If you are a landlord in Missouri, you must understand the basics of the security deposit law. Here are eight rules to become familiar with.

Basics of North Carolina's Security Deposit Law
North Carolina has specific security deposit rules that every landlord must follow. Learn seven basics of security deposit law in North Carolina.

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The Basics of a 1031 Exchange
Doing a 1031 exchange can save you a lot of money in taxes. Here are nine basics about property exchanges every investor should know.

What Is a Writ of Possession?
If a landlord wins an eviction case against a tenant, a writ of possession will give possession of the unit back to the landlord.

Pennsylvania Security Deposit Law for Landlords
As a landlord in the state of Pennsylvania, you must follow certain security deposit laws. Learn what you can and cannot do.

Sample Rent Increase Notice to Month-To-Month Tenants
Landlords are legally allowed to increase their tenants' monthly rent. Here is a sample of how to write a rent increase letter.

5 Signs That a Prospective Tenant Could Be a Problem
You need to properly screen prospective tenants to avoid renting to problem tenants. Learn five signs that they could be trouble.

8 Different Ways to Pay Rent
There are many ways you can allow your tenants to pay rent. Here are eight different forms of payment to consider and the pros and cons of each.

Security Deposit Limits by State - Landlords and Owners
Each state has different rules regarding how much you can charge for a security deposits. Learn the security deposit limit in your state.

Utah Security Deposit Laws and Regulations
The state of Utah has security deposit rules that all landlords must follow. Learn the basics of Utah's security deposit laws and regulations.

Sample Quiet Hours Lease Clause
A quiet hours policy can help reduce noise in your rental property. Learn what this policy involves and view a sample quiet hours lease clause.

Connecticut Security Deposit Laws and Regulations
If you own rental property in the state of Connecticut, you must follow certain security deposit laws. Learn what you can and cannot do.

Georgia Security Deposit Law and Regulations
As a landlord in Georgia, you must follow certain laws relating to the security deposit. Learn what you legally can and cannot do.

Michigan Security Deposit Laws and Regulations
If you own rental property in the state of Michigan, you must follow certain security deposit laws. Learn what you can and cannot do.

Massachusetts Security Deposit Law and Limitations
If you own rental property in Massachusetts, you must follow certain security deposit laws and regulations. Learn what you can and cannot do.

Texas Security Deposit Laws and Regulations
If you own rental property in Texas, you must follow certain laws relating to the security deposit. Learn what you can and cannot do.

How to Successfully Manage Investment Property
Managing rental property can be overwhelming but there are ways to make sure your investment thrives. Here is how to make it a success.

What Is a Section 8 Inspection- FAQs
If you rent to a Section 8 tenant, your property will be inspected. Here are the answers to some FAQS about what goes on during a Section 8 inspection

Alaska Security Deposit Law for Landlords and Tenants
Alaska landlords need to be familiar with the security deposit laws in the state. Learn what landlords can do and what they must never do.

Iowa Security Deposit Law for Rentals
The state of Iowa has specific laws landlords must follow regarding security deposits. Learn the basics of Iowa's landlord-tenant law.

Rent Reasonableness for Your Unit - Section 8
To house a Section 8 tenant, your property must be considered rent reasonable. Learn how HUD and PHAs determine rent reasonableness.

South Carolina Renters Rights for Security Deposit
Those who own rental property in South Carolina must follow the statewide security deposit laws. Here are some frequently asked questions.

Cons of Tenant Renewing Rental Lease
Getting a tenant to renew their lease is not always a good thing. Here are five cons of keeping a current tenant in your rental.

Pros of Tenant Renewing Rental Lease
Getting a tenant to renew their lease can make your job as a landlord easier. Here are six pros of keeping a current tenant in your rental.

Where to Advertise Apartments for Rent Online
Online is a great place to post your rental. Here are the best free and paid websites where you can advertise your apartments for rent.

7 Basics of Kansas' Security Deposit Law
Kansas has certain rules that every landlord must follow regarding the security deposit. Learn seven basics of security deposit law in Kansas.

7 Basics of New Mexico's Security Deposit Law
Security deposit rules are spelled out in New Mexico’s landlord tenant law. Learn seven basic obligations landlords have in New Mexico.

5 Options for Collecting Rent From Tenants
There are many ways to collect rent. The number of units you own and how far you live from your tenants may help you narrow down these five options.

Nevada Security Deposit Law
As a landlord in the state of Nevada, you must follow certain security deposit laws. Learn what you must do and what you can never do.

Tenant Abandonment- What Is Tenant Abandonment
Abandonment of property or rental units commonly occurs among tenants. Learn how long a landlord must wait before recovering possession.

Tenant Qualifying Standards- What Are Tenant Qualifying Standards
Landlords should have qualifying standards for all prospective tenants. These lawful standards can help you find good tenants for your rental.

Prospective Tenant- What Is Prospective Tenant
A prospective tenant is a person who could potentially rent your property in the future. They have shown interest, but have not signed a lease.

Are You Allowed to Check a Prospective Tenant's Credit?
A credit check can tell a landlord a lot about a prospective tenant. Find out if landlords are legally allowed to check tenant's credit.

Marketing Costs for Rental Property Vacancy
To fill a vacancy at your rental, you must advertise the unit. Here are the costs associated with marketing your rental property vacancy.

Holding Costs for Rental Property Vacancy
You still have to pay the bills if you have a vacancy at your rental. Here are the holding costs if your rental property becomes vacant.

Kentucky Security Deposit Law
The state of Kentucky has certain laws landlords must follow regarding security deposits. Learn the basics of this landlord tenant law.

Wisconsin Security Deposit Law
Landlords in the state of Wisconsin must follow certain security deposit laws. Here is what Wisconsin landlords can and cannot do.

Tennessee Security Deposit Law
The state of Tennessee has specific laws landlords must follow regarding security deposits. Learn the basics of this landlord tenant law.

What Are Housing Quality Standards
To pass a Section 8 inspection, your unit must meet HUD's Housing Quality Standards. Learn what these standards involve.

Minnesota Security Deposit Law
The state of Minnesota has specific laws regarding the security deposit. Learn what Minnesota landlords can and cannot do.

Maryland Security Deposit Law
Landlords in Maryland must follow certain security deposit laws. Learn what Maryland landlords can and cannot do.

Landlord Obligations Under Section 8
The Section 8 program allows tenants to choose from eligible public housing units. Here are a landlord's obligations under Section 8.

Tenant Obligations Under Section 8
Tenants with housing choice vouchers have to follow certain rules. Here are a tenant's obligations under the Section 8 program.

Selling Investment Property- 3 Questions for a Realtor
Choosing the best Realtor to sell your property is a difficult decision. Before you decide, ask these three questions to help protect your investment.

Cons of Listing Investment Property With a Realtor
Listing a property with a real estate agent has its downfalls. Here are five cons of hiring a Realtor to sell your property investment.

Cons of Listing Rental With a Realtor
A Realtor may not be the best way for you to fill your rental property vacancy. Learn six cons of listing your rental with a Realtor.

Pros of Listing Investment Property With a Realtor
Listing a property with a real estate agent has many benefits. Here are seven pros of hiring a Realtor to sell your property investment.

Pros of Listing Rental With a Realtor
A Realtor can help you fill your rental vacancy. Here are ten pros of listing your rental with a Realtor.

Selling Investment Property- 5 More Questions for a Realtor
Picking a great Realtor to sell your investment property is not always easy. Before choosing one, here are five more questions you should ask.

Tenant's Obligations in Arkansas
Tenants in the state of Arkansas have certain legal obligations. Learn 11 responsibilities tenants have in Arkansas.

Safety Tips When Showing Property
Renting or selling the property is the main goal when showing property, but don’t forget about your safety. Here are tips to keep you safe.

Tenant's Obligations in Alabama
Tenants in the state of Alabama have certain lawful obligations. Learn 11 responsibilities Alabama tenants have.

Washington Security Deposit Law
Rental property owners in Washington must follow specific security deposit laws. Learn what you should always do and what you must never do.

Selling or Renting Your Property Without a Realtor
There are pros and cons to showing property yourself. Here's what you should know about selling or renting your property without a Realtor.

Tenant Obligations Under Landlord-Tenant Law
Landlord-tenant law spells out certain requirements for tenants. Learn the obligations tenants have under this Act.

Colorado Security Deposit Law
It is important for Colorado landlords to follow the statewide security deposit law. Here are some of the most frequent questions.

Virginia Security Deposit Law
Landlords must follow the laws set up by the state of Virginia regarding security deposits. Learn what landlords can and cannot do.

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