spring cleaning and maintenance for property owners

Spring Cleaning Tips And Maintenance For Property Owners

Updated February 2021 Even though it is still early, spring is setting in. That means it is time to do some important spring cleaning for your rental properties. Where should you begin? Spring cleaning and maintenance for property owners can feel overwhelming at times because of how many things there are to get done. This…Read More


The Art Of Dealing With Demanding Tenants (Landlord Guide)

Updated February 2021 Successful landlords have learned how to be effective business managers. Real estate investment is a business. As a landlord, you are responsible for making the necessary decisions that allow your business to be profitable, all while staying within the law. One of the most effective things a landlord can do to run…Read More


What Happens In Eviction Court? Preparing For Your Hearing

Updated February 2021 At some point in a landlord’s career, it will be time to attend an eviction court hearing. How to prepare for an eviction court hearing is something many landlords are unfamiliar with because they do not think they will ever be in that situation. However, that’s unlikely to be true. Whether it’s…Read More

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Landlord Guide: What Is Considered Normal Wear And Tear?

Updated February 2021 When tenants move out of your property, the property is not going to look exactly as it did when they first moved in. When considering both damage and wear and tear, the security deposit returns to the tenant may be affected. Why is that? The law allows landlords to deduct portions of…Read More

NYS Compliant Background Check

RentPrep Announces Compliant Package For NYS Landlords

RentPrep is proud to announce the release of a new compliant SmartMove package for NYS Landlords. The new package adheres to the recent guidelines set out by Governor Cuomo. Here are the details: Pricing for NYS Landlords $30 SmartMove Package (eviction search excluded) Landlord Pay option only (due to $20 background check cap) Inside The…Read More

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Landlord Forms: 30-Day Notice To Tenant Sample Template

Updated February 2021 During your time as a landlord, it is inevitable that you will eventually need to terminate a lease you hold with one of your tenants. Whether you plan to renovate the property, do not want to rent on a monthly basis any longer, or the tenant has violated the lease terms, you…Read More

turning over a rental property

9 Steps To Successfully Turning Over A Rental Property

Updated February 2021 In an ideal world, landlords would have amazing tenants who would stay for many years in a row and turnovers would happen rarely. However, in the real world, most landlords have to deal with rental unit turnovers all too often. When tenants deliver a non-renewal notice to you, which means they will…Read More

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Rent Receipt Sample: How To Fill Out A Rent Receipt

Updated January 2021 Collecting rent is one of the primary aspects of your rental business, and there are many ways to bring in that cash flow. Some landlords prefer their tenants using checks; others accept cash. Depending on where you live, you might even be restricted by your state and local laws with regard to…Read More

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Landlord Guide: What Are The Best Materials For Rentals?

The repairs and improvements you make to your rental properties have a direct impact on the success of your business; will the effect be positive or negative? As a landlord, you know you must make repairs to your properties as necessary, and you might decide to make some improvements as well. What are the best…Read More

Tenant vs Occupant

Understand The Difference Between A Legal Occupant vs Tenant

Renting property is a highly lucrative business, but knowing your clients ensures success and helps you avoid pitfalls. Many landlords use the terms “tenant” and “occupant” to refer to the same person(s), yet that shouldn’t be the case. So, what’s the deal with the tenant vs occupant labels? And how does it impact your enterprise?…Read More