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Comprehensive Landlord’s Guide to Pet Policies for Rentals

Comprehensive Landlord's Guide to Pet Policies for Rentals

Upwards of 70% of today’s renters own a pet, yet finding accommodating housing can prove challenging. For landlords, accepting pets comes with some inherent risk, yet not accepting them severely limits the pool of prospects. That said, allowing pets requires landlords to create strict policies and require extra fees to help protect your valuable investment […]

Rent Payment Policies and Rent Collection Software for Landlords

Rent Payment Policies and Rent Collection Software for Landlords

As a landlord, success often hinges on receiving timely and complete rental payments. Therefore, creating comprehensive rent payment policies will help streamline operations and ensure you have the best chance of receiving all payments due. So, join us below to review how to create rent payment policies and some software options to make a landlord’s […]

Landlord’s Guide to Furnished vs. Unfurnished Apartments

Landlord Guide to Furnished vs. Unfurnished Apartments

The short- and long-term rental markets continue to be a booming industry with plenty of opportunities for savvy investors. However, when it comes to making your rental stand out, many owners are left wondering – to furnish or not to furnish?  When it comes to deciding between furnished vs. unfurnished units, weighing the pros and […]

Landlord’s Guide to Lead Paint Laws and Avoiding Costly Liability

Landlord's Guide to Lead Paint Laws and Avoiding Costly Liability

The use of lead-based paint in residential housing has been illegal since 1978. Then, in 1992, federal and state governments created laws that aim to protect tenants against the potential health risks of lead paint. This is known as The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Act. That said, enacting lead paint laws does not mean it […]

Easy Improvements for Renters That Don’t Break Your Lease

Easy Improvements for Renters That Don't Break Your Lease

Everyone wants to have their house feel like a home, including renters. However, moving into a rental means making large-scale permanent changes are not always a possibility. Thankfully, modern materials and a little ingenuity allow renters to personalize spaces with little effort. Continue along with us below as we discuss easy improvements for renters and […]

What is Subletting? What Every Landlord Needs to Know

What is a Subletting Policy and Why Every Landlord Needs One

Finding the right tenant for your rental property could prove to be a tedious process. After going to all of that effort, what happens when the tenant skips town, leaving your apartment sublet to someone else? What could easily become a landlord’s worst nightmare is also an avoidable situation. Join us below as we explain […]

Why Every Lease and Landlord Needs a Tenant Transfer Policy

Why Every Lease and Landlord Needs a Tenant Transfer Policy

Even with the best of intentions entering a lease, life happens. Tenants may need to transfer or break a lease for various reasons, including military service or job relocation. However, regardless of the transfer reason, landlords must protect themselves and their interests. So, join us as we define the types of transfer clauses and, more […]

How to Create Rental Prorate Policies and Calculate Prorated Rent

One of the most exciting times for landlords is when you have secured a tenant, and they are ready to move in! Now begins the process of completing the lease, collecting the security deposit, and obtaining the first month’s rent. However, if you are not lucky enough to have tenants move in on the first […]

Simple Ways to Calculate Prorated Rent Every Landlord Can Use

Simple Ways to Calculate Prorated Rent Every Landlord Can Use

In a perfect world, every tenant would move in on the first and out on the last day of the month. However, the reality is never perfect. As a matter of fact, moving in after the first is very common throughout the rental industry. So, when the lease begins on any day other than the […]

Landlord-Tenant Responsibilities: Who is Responsible for Snow Removal?

Landlord-Tenant Responsibilities for Snow Removal - Who Does What?

If you own a rental property, waiting for the first flakes to fall is not the time to plan for snow removal. Instead, a careful definition of landlord-tenant responsibilities will save a ton of headaches once severe weather does roll in. Many tenants and landlords question who is responsible for snow or ice removal. So, […]