stop your rental property from becoming party central

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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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

HOW TO SAY NO TO TENANTS

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

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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

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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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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

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FAQ: My Tenant Is Subletting An Apartment Without Permission

At times, you may find that subleases can be a great way to bridge the gap between a broken lease and a long vacancy period. There are situations, however, when tenants will skip official protocol for an unofficial roommate or renter. Can a tenant sublet without permission? Landlords who realize their tenant is subletting an…Read More

Landlord Questions: What If A Tenant Abandons Property?

For most people, it can be hard to imagine packing up, leaving, and never coming back to claim the property you left behind. In the rental business, however, tenant-abandoned property is a more common occurrence than you might imagine. There are two primary types of property abandonment that you might be concerned about as a…Read More