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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

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How To Execute Tax Refund Garnishments For Past Due Rent

Updated April 2021 After winning an eviction case or other civil court case against a tenant, it’s time to collect what you are owed. Once you have a judgment against a tenant for not paying rent, what happens next? Learning how to execute tax refund garnishments for past due rent is a great way to…Read More

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Easy Landlord Guide: How To Get A Tenant Out ASAP

Updated April 2021 Sometimes, tenants just don’t work out. From causing frequent problems to finding loopholes right and left, there are many ways this can happen. In addition to the loss of income, a bad tenant can add serious stress to your life. Learning the best way to get rid of bad tenants can be…Read More

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Why You Need A No-Party Clause In Your Rental Agreement

Updated April 2021 One of the most frustrating parts of being a landlord is dealing with out-of-control tenants and their out-of-control guests. There is no more significant event that highlights this frustration than when a tenant decides to throw a party. Landlords: You need to stop your rental property from becoming party central. Allowing parties…Read More

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Landlord Fact Check: How Rental Income Is Taxed

Rent money typically changes hands from tenant to landlord without taxation, but does that mean it is not taxable? No, it does not. When owning and renting properties generates income, you are responsible for paying taxes on that money! How rental income is taxed is something every landlord needs to have a good grasp on….Read More

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Guide: What To Do When A Tenant Complains About You Online

Updated March 2021 The rise of social media has made it easier than ever for tenants to broadcast their opinions about a landlord or property management company – and it has made it harder than ever for landlords to scrub negative opinions or outright falsehoods connected to their names. Should landlords sue for defamation over…Read More

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Landlord Guide: How Often Can A Landlord Inspect A Property?

Updated March 2021 Even though you are the rightful owner of your rental property, the law is quite clear on when and how often a landlord can inspect a property. Landlord access to a tenant-occupied property is limited by these laws, and you cannot simply enter at will without good reason. Breaking these rules could…Read More

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Late Rent Notice Template For Landlords (5 Free Forms)

Updated March 2021 What do you do when your tenant is behind on rent, and you’re left wondering how exactly to handle a late rent notice? It can feel very awkward to send out a late rent notice to tenants you like. Nothing strains a relationship quite like someone owing you money. It’s important to…Read More