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Showing Alternatives for Rental Properties During COVID-19

COVID-19 Showing Alternatives for Rental Properties During the Pandemic

Across the nation, more and more neighborhoods are bouncing back from the pandemic woes of 2020. However, precautions are still needed to keep everyone safe. As a landlord, showing properties is challenging while trying to adhere to social distancing and sanitation requirements. That said, there are many showing alternatives that landlords can utilize to still […]

When and How Can Landlords Make Tenants Pay for Repairs?

When and How Can Landlords Make Tenants Pay for Repairs?

For landlords and tenants, the line between damages and normal wear and tear must be clearly defined from the start. Therefore, it is critical to outline what happens when repair issues arise to prevent disputes down the road. In general, landlords cover the cost of any standard maintenance in the rental property. That said, some […]

Top Ways to Show Proof of Income for Rental Applications

Top Ways to Show Proof of Income for Rental Applications

Screening prospective tenants is a tedious but necessary part of being a successful landlord. Nationally, the average eviction rate is around 3%. However, according to the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, post-COVID eviction rates could jump as high as 20% in the coming year. As job and income loss heavily weigh on renters’ minds, landlords […]

10 Difficult Tenants That Strain the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

10 Types of Difficult Tenants That Strain the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Landlords face many challenges as part of running a rental property business. However, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with all kinds of problem tenants. Trying to handle these difficult tenants can put landlords to the test. So, it is vital to recognize issues early and know how to prevent them from getting out […]

10 Tips When Moving Out During The COVID-19 Pandemic

10 Tips When Moving Out During The COVID-19 Pandemic

They say you do not realize what you have until you must pack and move it all. Moving is a stressful, exhausting, and daunting process at any time. However, the added strain of moving during the COVID-19 pandemic creates another layer of concerns and considerations. That said, some people’s circumstances do not offer timing flexibility, […]

Holiday Safety and Security Tips for Landlords and Tenants

Holiday Safety and Security Tips for Landlords and Tenants

The COVID-19 has hijacked many fun festivities as we head into this Winter season. It is no doubt that gatherings will look different this year, but the holiday spirit is in full swing. Despite the pandemic, tenants may want to have small gatherings, spend extra time decorating, or skip town to visit close family. How […]

Rental Property Lease: Is Month-to-Month or Annual Fixed-Term Better?

Rental Property Lease: Is Month-to-Month or Annual Fixed-Term Better?

A rental property lease is the most important document a landlord can have. The legal contract between a tenant and a landlord outlines expectations, costs, requirements, and usage rules for residents to occupy a rental property. That said, there are many variations to the lease terms, but there are two main types; annual leases and […]

Bankruptcy for Landlords and What it Means for Your Rental Property

Bankruptcy for Landlords and What it Means for Your Rental Property

Financial hardship can strike anyone at any time. Especially in the continuing struggle surrounding COVID-19, many landlords may feel the strain of months of unpaid rent or stalled eviction proceedings. When you rely on rent payments to pay your mortgage, what is a landlord to do? Bankruptcy is a last resort, but it is essential […]

What are Landlord’s Responsibilities for Abandoned Tenant Possessions?

What are Landlord's Responsibilities for Abandoned Tenant Possessions?

Whether a tenant vacates from eviction, sudden lease break, or gives ample notice, there is a chance items may remain. When abandoned property remains, many landlords want to remove it as soon as possible. However, in some states, tossing it out can landowners in hot water. To avoid costly liability, understanding what to do with […]

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining in a Rental Property

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining in a Rental Property

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us! However, entertaining in a rental property throughout the holiday season can present some challenges. Before friends and family descend on your rental home, we break down the dos and don’ts for both landlords and tenants. Join us below to discuss some of the top tips for a […]