Understanding the Importance of a Rental History Report for Landlords

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Understanding the Importance of a Rental History Report for Landlords

As a landlord, one of the most crucial steps in the tenant screening process is obtaining a comprehensive rental history report. This report provides valuable insights into a potential tenant’s past rental behavior and helps landlords make informed decisions when selecting tenants for their properties. In this blog post, we will delve into what a… Read more »

The Money-Saving Power of Effective Tenant Screening

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The Money-Saving Power of Effective Tenant Screening

As a seasoned landlord or property manager, ensuring the reliability of your tenants is paramount. In the realm of real estate, finding trustworthy occupants can significantly impact your bottom line and overall peace of mind. With the rise of rental scams and tenant-related risks, the need for comprehensive tenant screening has never been more critical…. Read more »

Essential Guidelines for California Landlords: Ensuring Smooth Rental Operations

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Essential Guidelines for California Landlords

As a California landlord, navigating the rental landscape can be both rewarding and challenging. With the ever-changing regulations and tenant rights, staying informed and proactive is key to maintaining successful rental operations. In this guide, we’ll explore essential guidelines tailored specifically for landlords in California, helping you navigate the intricate landscape of rental management effectively…. Read more »

What to Do With a Bankrupt Tenant

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What to Do With a Bankrupt Tenant

As a landlord, one of the most challenging situations you may face is dealing with a tenant’s bankruptcy. It can complicate the eviction process, affect your income, and leave you navigating a complex legal landscape.  Understanding the nuances of bankruptcy and its impact on landlord-tenant relations is crucial for effective property management. This guide aims…

How Landlords Can Avoid Common Forms of Rental Fraud

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How Landlords Can Avoid Common Forms of Rental Fraud

Landlords face many challenges when it comes to managing their rental properties, but one of the most overlooked of these is dealing with rental fraud. Not only can deceptive practices threaten your financial stability and damage the trust you place in future tenants, but they can also lead to potential legal battles and costly repairs….

Getting a Former Tenant’s Mail? Here’s How to Handle It

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Getting A Former Tenant's Email?

Handling the influx of mail for former tenants can be a significant nuisance for landlords and property managers. Receiving letters and packages not meant for current occupants doesn’t just clutter up the mailbox—it also poses legal issues. So, as a landlord or property manager, are you responsible for a tenant’s mail after a move-out or…

Understanding Vicarious Liability for Landlords: Responsibilities and Compliance

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Understanding Vicarious Liability for Landlords: Responsibilities and Compliance

Vicarious liability is a legal concept that holds property owners accountable for the actions of third parties, such as tenants, property managers, contractors, or agents. This liability can encompass a wide range of situations and places a significant responsibility on landlords to maintain a safe and fair living environment for their tenants. In this blog…

How to Handle Holdover Tenants

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Most tenancies go as planned; when the lease period ends, the majority of tenants either choose to move out or sign on for another year. In some cases, though, you may have a tenant who chooses to remain in the rental beyond the official tenancy period—also known as a “holdover tenant.”  Understandably, having a holdover…

How to Handle a Tenant Who Files For Bankruptcy

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How to Handle a Tenant Who Files For Bankruptcy

One of the last things any landlord wants to deal with is a tenant who files for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, the likelihood of this happening has increased since the pandemic due to the increased economic uncertainty. A tenant filing for bankruptcy may mean a struggle to claim unpaid rent—and it throws future rent payments into question….

How to Communicate a Rent Increase to Your Tenants

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Rent Increase

Although raising the rent is part of the responsibility of being a landlord, the process can often feel daunting. To meet your own financial obligations and keep your tenants happy, there needs to be a bit of a balancing act. If you raise the rent too high, you risk losing good tenants; if the increase…

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