Should Landlords Install Security Systems In Their Rental Properties?

When you make the decision to become a landlord, one of your primary responsibilities is to maintain a residence in good, working condition. But one aspect that not all landlords consider when it comes to their property is security. It might seem like a needless expense, especially since it doesn’t need to be there in…

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Rental Properties

One of the big motivations for deciding to rent out properties is that you don’t have to be as actively “business-like” as you do in traditional business ventures. You don’t need to sell anything, wine and dine potential clients, or worry about rising and falling monthly profits. Once you have a tenant paying rent, you…

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Tips for Being a Good Landlord

Deciding to finally jump into investing in a property for rental purposes can be a smart, reliable means of generating income in a comparatively easy way. However, that doesn’t mean that once you’ve secured a property and gotten it ready for tenants, you can just sit back, relax, and let the money roll in on…

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Is It Time To Review Your Insurance Policies?

If you’re a landlord that has been collecting rent from tenants on your properties for quite some time, then you’ve already had the protection of some insurance policies for years now. However, while it is important to have that insurance, and pay your premiums to maintain it, it is also important for you to periodically…

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How Flood Insurance Will Protect You & Your Properties

When the word “flood” enters into the conversation, some people conjure up imagery of almost biblical proportions, with great tides of water engulfing entire neighborhoods, and people stranded on their roof, waiting for lifeboats or helicopters to carry them to safety. In truth, most floods, while not as dramatic in appearance as cinematic versions, still…

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Earthquake Insurance Is a Must for Your Rental Properties in California

California is one of the golden states in the country when it comes to financial opportunity. If you’re in business in the media, technology, or entertainment industries, California is a great choice. As a result of all that financial activity, other industries and business sectors also do well. Housing and rental properties are clearly one…

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Why You Need Liability Insurance to Protect Your Properties

If you’ve made the decision to become a landlord, you’re embarking on one of the best ways to make a steady, reliable income that also provides a much needed public service. You are providing housing to those that need it, but can’t necessarily pay the amounts required to own a home. If you’ve chosen your…

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Tips for Updating Your Property to Attract Renters

Keeping your rental property clean and updated not only improves the value of the property, but it also helps to attract and keep better tenants by allowing you to charge higher rent. Before you break out your wallet, make a plan of action by prioritizing what needs to be updated in your unit and how…

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Information About California Landlord Insurance

With its sunny weather, cultural attractions and natural beauty, it’s no wonder the Golden State has the largest population in the US. High real estate prices prevent many people from becoming homeowners leaving almost half of homes in California as rental properties. With traditionally low vacancy rates, it’s a good place to be a landlord.…

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What are the Most Important Clauses in a Landlord Insurance Policy?

A common misconception is that a property insurance policy is the same thing as a landlord home insurance policy. The key difference between the two types of policies is that a standard home insurance policy only protects you if you live on the premises of the rental property. However, if you live offsite as most…

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