Category: Landlord

Landlord Entry Rules

Landlord Entry Rules I was talking to someone who was interested in renting a unit the other day. She asked what our policy was on entering an apartment that someone lived in. I explained our policy (which is detailed below) and she then said that the reason she was moving out was because her landlord …

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How To Find A Great Tenant For Your Rental

How To Find A Great Tenant For Your Rental All landlords want great tenants. How do you find a great tenant for your vacant rental property though? Searching for a great tenant can seem like an impossible task. I have found that you have to talk to a lot people to find one or two …

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Tips For How To Handle A Tenant Who Is Not Paying Rent Due To Covid 19

  Tenant Not Paying Rent Due To Covid 19 As of the date of this post, courts are beginning to open back up in many areas.  So, this answer will fit what is going on right now. Times are tough right now for landlords and tenants. Everyone has a different idea on how to proceed. …

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Screening Applicants – Debt To Income Calculator – Case Study

When screening applicants, do you use a Debt To Income calculator? If you don’t, then you should! I just had someone apply for a rental home. He currently owns a home and will be closing on it in a couple of weeks.  He told me told he tried to buy a house but had been …

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Rental Listing Scams – Protect Your Rental Listings

Rental Listing Scams

Rental listing scams are on the rise. Keep a close eye on your rental properties.

Air Conditioning Trouble Shooting Check List

Air Conditioning And Hot Weather Do you have air conditioning trouble shooting check list? During hot summer months, you can hear the buzz of air conditioning units running continuously. They are an essential part of many homes.  All of my rentals that I manage have central air conditioning units and some have an additional window …

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Mini Blinds And Your Tenants

Mini blinds and your tenants. Question:  As a landlord, do you provide mini blinds in your rental homes or do you make the tenant install them? I love mini blinds in my own home but loath them in rental homes. I have never understood how they can be damaged so badly by tenants!  There is …

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Screen Applicants With Confidence

Screening applicants is a stressful and challenging endeavor.  You typically only have to screen tenants when you have a vacant home or a home that is about to be vacant. A vacant home does not put money in your pocket. Your goal is to find the best possible tenant that you can find as quickly …

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Maintenance Issue Case Study

There are days as a property manager when I just roll my eyes as my fingers furiously type an email response. Today was one of those days.  Remember, having procedures in place will save you a lot of headaches! One such procedure is the move in inspection. I moved college students into a rental home …

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Evicting A Tenant In The Winter

Evicting A Tenant In The Winter

Evicting A Tenant In The Winter Can You Evict A Tenant In The Winter?  Evicting a tenant in the winter should not be any different than evicting at any other time of the year. Theoretically speaking, as long as you follow the law and send the proper notice required in your area, you can evict a …

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