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How To Hire A Landlord–Tenant Attorney (And When To Do So)

Updated July 2021 Landlords often invest time and money into finding the best team of property managers, carpenters, and other skilled professionals to work with. Though they might not always realize it, landlords should also put the same energy into hiring a landlord–tenant attorney. A rental attorney intimately familiar with landlord–tenant law in your state…Read More

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Landlord Workshop: Can A Landlord Change A Lease Agreement?

Updated June 2021 As a landlord, you might want to change the lease rules that you have in place, to better reflect the needs of your business. Can landlords change rules mid lease, or is this illegal? It’s essential that you understand when you can and when you cannot make changes to the rental agreement…Read More

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Landlord FAQs: How Long Does A Credit Check Take?

Updated June 2021 When you’re ready to get moving on your tenant screening process, you might be left wondering how long does a credit check take? Planning for how long it will take to screen applicants thoroughly is an integral part of the process. If you don’t give yourself enough time to screen tenants, you…Read More

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How Much Does Tenant Screening Cost? Average Pricing Guide

Updated June 2021 Tenant screening is crucial for landlords, but does that mean it needs to be an expensive part of the business? Whether you have property managers handling tenant screening or do it yourself, you need to know what tenant screening costs your business will incur. Many landlords hear tales of the hours of…Read More

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What Are Typical Rental Property Management Costs And Fees?

Updated June 2021 Owners of expansive investment property often struggle to find enough time each day to run their business. From collecting rent to finding ways to increase their rental income, there are many pieces to juggle when working in the rental industry. Investing in rental property management fees rather than extra-long nights is a…Read More

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FCRA Compliant Background Check: What Landlords Must Know

Updated June 2021 Getting the most complete tenant screening report possible on a rental applicant is a major priority for landlords, but they must make sure they are following FCRA tenant screening rules. If they cross the line on how they screen potential tenants, landlords could be faced with a number of significant issues. Whether…Read More

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What Is Rental Verification (And Does Rental History Matter?)

Updated May 2021 When meeting a new prospective tenant, getting to know their rental history is a great way to find out if they’re going to be a good fit for your own property. But what exactly is rental verification, and how can it help you to connect a tenant to their rental history? Real…Read More

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Guide: Do Landlords Have To Disclose A Death In The House?

Updated May 2021 Did you know that there are certain laws about how and when landlords must disclose a previous death in a rental property? Unlike other types of disclosures, death disclosures are not frequently discussed. Most landlords and property managers know about landlord disclosures when it comes to information about things like lead paint…Read More

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Landlord Alert: Tricks Desperate Rental Applicants Use

Updated May 2021 As a landlord, you’re always on the lookout for the best tenant out of your pool of rental applicants. When you haven’t been a landlord for long, it’s important to be aware of some common tricks that desperate rental applicants try to pull on naïve landlords. These scams are designed to put…Read More

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How To: Hiring Independent Contractors As Property Managers

Updated April 2021 In any business, hiring and managing employees can be a difficult and challenging process. It can also become a legal and bookkeeping nightmare and cost a lot in terms of bureaucracy and record-keeping. As an alternative, hiring independent contractors in the rental industry is common practice. Landlords bring these individuals on as…Read More