Tips for Landlords on How to Deal with Property Damage

Whether damage was caused intentionally or by accident, dealing with property damage is a challenge many landlords face. When trying to protect your investment and minimize further damage, landlords must accept that some damage is to be expected as part of normal use, while deliberate damage is something that needs to be handled accordingly. Accidental…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Landlord Insurance

As a landlord and property owner, you often face unexpected surprises and issues that pop-up with your residential rental properties. While landlord insurance is not required, it’s a wise choice to have if you regularly rent out your property (and don’t live on the premises). Landlord insurance is designed to protect you from loss of…

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What Poses a Risk to Your Rental Properties?

Determining what poses a risk to your properties largely depends on the location. While it is particularly important as a landlord and property owner to identify these risks to the best of your ability, keep in mind that every situation differs from the next. Your property is a large financial asset that you should strive…

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A Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities

Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities

Being a landlord comes with certain rights and a lot of responsibility. Not the least of which is disclosure. In this article we will outline some of the things a landlord is required to disclose about a rental property in the state of California. Lead based paint – If the property was constructed prior to…

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Know Your Apartment Renter’s Rights

Learn about your rights as a tenant It is a common misconception that by renting an apartment, you don’t have deal with any of the routine maintenance, or repairs. If something breaks, you simply contact the landlord. This is not always true. You need to consult your state and local laws as they pertain to…

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Find and Keep Good Tenants

Finding and keeping good tenants is not the easiest thing to accomplish. But, all you really need is a good screening process, or formula you follow to find, and hang on to your dream tenant. Try these five easy steps next time you are faced with renting a property. First, be sure you, as the…

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Dealing with the Inevitable Landlord – Tenant Problems

When you move into an older dwelling, you should probably expect the building to show a little wear and tear due to the building’s age. What you don’t expect to find, and rightly shouldn’t is a huge mess left by a previous tenant, unsanitary conditions such as insect infestation, or abnormal wear that has allowed…

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What You Need to Know About Renters’ Insurance

What Does Renters’ Insurance Generally Cover? Your renters’ insurance policy will generally cover a few basic things such as: Personal property – will help you replace your covered belongings in the event of a covered loss. Liability protection – will help protect you financially should someone be injured in your home and you are found…

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Minimize Your Costs and Time Between Tenants

The way you appoint your rental property has a lot to do with the ongoing property management costs. Usually, before you can rent your property you must paint, change carpeting, and perform any necessary repairs to get your property ready to rent. This article contains a few tips to help ensure your transition between tenants…

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Five Things to Consider Before Renting Your Townhome

Renting your townhome for the first time is a big step. So, where do you start? The following five things should be considered carefully before proceeding with process of becoming a landlord for the first time. But, before you start on these five steps, be sure to procure your landlord insurance policy from Insurance by…

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