section 8

A common question we get is: What is Section 8? As a landlord, you might get the occasional call of a prospective tenant asking if you accept section 8. If you know about Section 8, you might have perceived that there are a lot of misconceptions around it. Many landlords that have never had a…

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maintenance plan

“Arg!  My tenant keeps calling me for repair requests!  What can I do to spend less time and aggravation on these items?”   Have you ever felt that you spend too much of your energy handling tenant issues regarding maintenance? Maintenance is a huge part of property management, and also gives owners the biggest headaches.…

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Learn how to avoid a lawsuit Being a landlord is not as easy as it seems. As a landlord, you are full of legal responsibilities. You need to be aware of all the federal laws, state laws, and local laws, and more importantly, you must not only know your legal obligation but really understand them…

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Smoking & Rental Properties

“Yikes, my tenant is smoking inside his rental unit!  What can I do about it?” Some laws regulate smoking in shared areas, but what about rental properties? Smokers are not protected under the Fair Housing Act or any federal law. This means that as a landlord you have the right to prohibit smoking in your property.…

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break lease

As owners of rental property, we all dread the unexpected call from a tenant requesting to break the lease. What is your plan if this happens? As a landlord, sometimes you will find yourself in a situation where your tenant wants to move out before the lease ends.  It is important that you know how…

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COVID-19

People all around the world are concerned about their health and well-being, as well as the business implications, related to the spread of the Coronavirus. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our owners, tenants, vendors and our team. As you all know the challenges presented by COVID-19 have continued and we know…

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property management

Do you own a rental property and have been managing it for a while but you are not enjoying it? Having a rental property can be a great way to get additional cash flow, but it comes with its sets of responsibilities. Unfortunately, most people don’t know that being a landlord is a full-time job,…

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rent out

Deciding if you should rent your home can be a tough decision. There are several factors you need to take into account before deciding if it is a good idea to rent out your home. The first factor is knowing if you will have a positive cash flow. You also need to know if there…

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Credit checks

The best forecaster of future behavior is past behavior. This is why credit check and criminal background check are so important. You will get a better understanding of how responsible and reliable your prospective tenant is. You can never have too much information. All of the information you gather will help you make an informed…

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Tenants

One of the most important tools that you have as an owner to protect your investment is a quality tenant. Tenant screening is a vital part of the leasing process so today we have a set of questions that will help you gather information in order to evaluate a prospective tenant and make a good…

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