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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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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

The Benefits Of Using A Month-To-Month Lease (For Landlords)

Updated December 2020 While all landlords know having a solid lease agreement in place is key to good business, they might not always know what the right type of lease agreement is! The lease agreement is the legal contract between tenant and landlord. There can be many variations within it as long as they comply…Read More

What Happens If A Tenant Breaks Their Lease And Moves Out?

Updated October 2020 As a landlord, you spend a lot of time screening tenants, choosing the right fit, setting up a lease agreement, and getting them moved into the property. From there, you expect to proceed through the entire lease agreement before you have to repeat the process again, but that’s not always what happens….Read More

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Lease Renewal Notices: Letters For Landlords And Tenants

Updated September 2020 When a lease ends, you have the right to decide whether or not you want to renew the lease with the tenant. Some states and cities may put restrictions on how you make this decision, but it is generally up to you to determine if renewing the lease, signing a new lease…Read More

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What Happens If A Tenant Breaks The Lease Before Moving In?

Updated September 2020 When a tenant changes their mind about renting from you before they’re moved in, what does that mean for you, the tenant, and the rental property? Perhaps the tenant got notice of a job transfer, encountered a family emergency, or simply got cold feet about moving into your rental property. On our…Read More

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Complete Guide To Legally Renting Out Rooms In Your House

Updated May 2020 Most people think of landlords and tenants living in separate spaces, but what about when you decide to rent out a room in your home? When you do this, you become a landlord just as surely as if you owned another building that you would be renting out completely. Still, the rules…Read More

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The 5 Most Common Issues Landlords Face After A Tenant Moves Out

It can be difficult to handle tenants on the best days, so when it comes to the worst times, you’re probably desperate and frantic for any advice. We completely understand, which is why we took the time to compile the most frequently heard complaints landlords have when it comes to tenants moving out of a…Read More

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Is Section 8 Good For Landlords? A Simple Benefits Guide

Sometimes, you’ll meet a potential tenant that you really like, but they just can’t afford the rent at your property so you have to let their application pass by. In the right situation, however, tenants that have hit hard times will have a Section 8 housing voucher they can use to rent approved properties. When…Read More

The Difference Between Lease and Rent: Is It The Same?

In the worlds of real estate, rentals, and property management, there are a lot of different keywords that you will want to have an understanding of to get your work done efficiently and accurately. Some of these words, like subletting, are very specific. Others are less specific and can be easily confused. One thing that…Read More